CEDAR Activities

CEDAR receives 2017 Praxis Award honorable mention

On December 1, CEDAR received an honorable mention for the 2017 Praxis Award given by the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA) at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. As one Praxis Award juror noted: Longitudinal survey data indicate that participants carried the CEDAR experience forward in their careers. And CEDAR team members have…

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"Yoga at the Nusantara School of Difference", by Rahel Wasserfall

“Yoga at the Nusantara School of Difference”, by Rahel Wasserfall. 2017. Yoga practice at the Nusantara School of Difference in Indonesia is among the many group activities fellows engage in during a typical program…. Read the Full ArticleRead More »

"How to Live with Difference in a Divided Nation" - interview with David Montgomery

“How to Live with Difference in a Divided Nation: In an Age of Disagreement, Advice for Getting Along,” by Andrew Thurston. Boston University College of Arts & Sciences Magazine. Spring 2017. Whether you’re overjoyed or petrified at seeing Donald J. Trump in the White House, there’s probably one thing everyone can agree on: the other half…

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"Broken Politics and the Hope of Discomfort", by David W. Montgomery

“Broken Politics and the Hope of Discomfort”, by David W. Montgomery. 2017. Maydan. January 19. These are days desperate for answers. In both practical and existential terms, people are asking what Trump’s Electoral College win – and presidency – means. Does his combative style represent a new populism? Does his presidency give legitimacy to racist and…

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"The Burkini as a Mirror", by Adam Seligman

“The Burkini as a Mirror”, by Adam Seligman. 2016. openDemocracy. August 25. Last week, the mayor of Oye-Plage in France was so disturbed by seeing a woman in a burkini on the beach that he is planning to ban such a garb from the beaches of his own town. This reminded me of some of my…

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