anthropod is a blog documenting how a cultural anthropologist thinks about research, teaching, and the ways that we live in and shape the world around us. It shows what social and cultural anthropologists do within and beyond a university setting.
anthropod is written by Lorena Gibson, an anthropologist and musician based in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her research interests include culture and development, social justice, gender relations, music, and hope. Her latest project, East Side Orchestras: Music, Poverty, and Social Change, looks at the long-term social impacts of three charitable organisations that provide free Sistema-inspired music education programmes in urban Wellington.
Lorena’s Masters research looked at Hip-Hop culture in Aotearoa New Zealand, and for her PhD she worked with small, grassroots organisations running community development initiatives in urban slums and settlements in India and Papua New Guinea. She has also worked as a consultant for various organisations involved in international development in Oceania. Lorena currently teaches in the Cultural Anthropology Programme at Victoria University of Wellington.
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