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The Invisible Culture of Pain and the Opioid Crisis

Anthropology
About the scholar: Sumin Yoon grew up in South Korea and attended The School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. The Research: “Although the biological mechanisms of opioid overdose and dependence are thoroughly researched, our understanding of why Americans turn toward opioids in the first place is rarely discussed.” This clear discrepancy […]

Kiezdeutsch: A Youth Dialect in the Face of Linguistic Conservatism

Anthropology
About the Scholar: Zehan Zhou grew up in Canada and attended St. George’s School in Vancouver, Canada. The Research: Kiezdeutsch is a hybrid dialect combining elements of Standard High German and the languages of Southern Europe. Originally “a form of self-empowerment for second- and third-generation immigrant Germans,” it is now associated “with the cliché of […]
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Deviation and Integration: How Nüshu Serves as a Centrifugal and Centripetal Force for Women in Changing Rural China

Anthropology
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Yilin is from Beijing, China, where she attended The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University The Research: Nüshu was a phonetic system of writing devised and practiced by local women in South China’s Jiangyong County from the 10th to 17th centuries. Yilin’s research reveals that because of nüshu’s […]

Divided by Discrimination: An Analysis of Stereotyping and Differential Behavior during a Shopping Expedition

Anthropology
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Gabrielle is from Oakland, California, where she attended The College Preparatory School. The Research: Gabrielle completed a field study examining the treatment of Black and white teenagers at a department store in a predominantly white neighborhood of California. Observing eye contact, body distance, posture, and tone, Gabrielle analyzed the nonverbal […]
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