My name is David Shane Lowry.
Trained at MIT and UNC-Chapel Hill (under the mentorship of James Peacock), I write from within the contexts of my daily commutes, my many years of work inside and outside academia, and my vulnerabilities. The idea of “silent anthropology” is to make it clear that studying ourselves isn’t easy. The truth of who we are on earth – which anthropologists attempt to discover – is often confronted with demands to shut-up or to maintain our place in the status quo.
Within anthropology – within the unending curiosities that anthropologists have – we begin to deal with what we cannot say or how we are often ignored as humans. In identifying this forced silence, we identify both what anthropology can do and what anthropology tends to not do.
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