The Commodification of Resistance

During the 2018 meeting of the American Anthropological Association, I took a trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It had been nearly two decades since my last trip and it seemed like a politically salient time to visit and reflect on the destruction carried out by a fascist regime. While there, visitors were…

New Semester: Science Studies Course

It’s a new semester and I am teaching two sections of LBST 2213 (STS) along with two sections of introduction to anthropology. The Science Studies course focuses on the nature of science and issues with biological determinist arguments in human sciences. You can see the syllabus here: Syllabus for Science Studies Course: LBST 2213 On the…

Syllabus for Intro to Anthropology: ANTH1101

Intro to Anthropology (ANTH 1101-006) UNC Charlotte, Spring 2018 Mon/Wed (11:00-12:15pm) in CHHS 380   Instructor: Adam Johnson Office Hours: T/TR 11:00-12:00pm ajohn344@uncc.edu by appointment in Hickory 42B       This syllabus contains policies and expectations I have established for this course.  Please read the entire syllabus carefully and refer to it regularly throughout…

Syllabus for Science Studies Course: LBST 2213

Science Studies (LBST 2213-015) UNC Charlotte, Spring 2018 Tues/Thurs (2:00-3:15pm) in Kennedy 236   Instructor: Adam Johnson Office Hours: T/TR 11:00-12:00pm ajohn344@uncc.edu by appointment in Hickory 42B       This syllabus contains policies and expectations I have established for this course.  Please read the entire syllabus carefully and refer to it regularly throughout the…

Abstract for “Geno-colonisation: How science executes structural violence”

Social institutions such as healthcare and education have been examined through a lens of structural violence— the systematic ways by which social institutions place certain members at a disadvantage thus causing various types of harm. However, science has escaped such scrutiny. In a post-colonial world, new forms of colonisation have taken the place of traditional…

‘Archived’ My Last Project: Genetics, Race, and Class

One of the goals of contemporary human population genetics is to understand the distribution of humans globally, using population clusters to designate groups of people. Some researchers in the 21st century use this clustering to argue for the cogency of traditional Western racial types (see: Jorde and Wooding 2004 and Risch et al. 2002). However,…