I’m Adam Johnson, an anthropologist. I completed Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Philosophy at East Carolina University (ECU); a Master’s degree in Anthropology at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC); and completing a PhD in Anthropology at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).
My faculty appointments include a lectureship at UNCC (2017-present) and adjunct appointments at CPCC (2018-2019) and NVC (2019-present).
My previous research includes social boundary policing in a Drag Queen community in rural North Carolina; time budgeting and allocare in captive chimpanzees (at the North Carolina Zoo); female social relationships in rhesus macaques (Ocala National Forest, Florida); science, racism, and inequality.
I am currently conducting research on multispecies relations in Texas. I am interested in human-javelina relations. My goal is employ ethnographic and ecological methodologies to uncover the dynamics of this relationship as it relates to ecology, history, culture, and intimate encounters.
The goal of this website is to provide space for me to apply anthropological thinking across the news, pop-culture, science, pop-science, film, music, video games, and anything else that catches my fancy.
Anthropological thinking goes well beyond the scholarly realm and is an essential skill for everyday life. Thinking holistically, non-reductively, and culturally relative allows for a nuanced perspective of the world and, I believe, can lead to better science and a better world.