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Anthro Analyst is a blog that discusses modern issues in cultural anthropology and public health. Discussions about societal inequality, health disparities, and discrimination are a starting point for activism and change — we strive to spark such conversations.

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Examining the social determinants of global eye health: Sharing my story of vision care (pt. 3)

Examining the social determinants of global eye health: Sharing my story of vision care (pt. 3)

Soham GovandeJuly 7, 20212 min read

This post is part three. Read part one and two of this series. As Together We See (TWS) grew, our team conducted international vision screenings. In these programs, we’d begin…

Ripple effects of global warming and climate change on American public health disparities

Ripple effects of global warming and climate change on American public health disparities

Soham GovandeMay 3, 20211 min read

Climate change is one of humanity’s most pressing obstacles this century. With longer summers and shortening coastlines, environmental changes are well-documented by scientists. However, environmental alterations are bound to have…

Understanding the complex relationship between Indigenous peoples and biotechnology

Understanding the complex relationship between Indigenous peoples and biotechnology

Soham GovandeApril 1, 20211 min read

As biotechnology advances the horizons of human potential, our species has gained the power to manipulate life to its most fundamental building blocks. With this power comes a responsibility to…

Mass Incarceration and COVID-19: The intersection of American policy failures

Mass Incarceration and COVID-19: The intersection of American policy failures

Soham GovandeMarch 17, 20211 min read

Today, American prison systems stand at the intersection of multiple public health disasters. Mass incarceration has led to millions of people living in dismal, overcrowded arrangements — conditions that left…

A Mini-Ethnography: Social determinants of public health on the Texas-Mexico border

A Mini-Ethnography: Social determinants of public health on the Texas-Mexico border

Soham GovandeFebruary 28, 20211 min read

In early January, I traveled from the suburbs of Austin to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) as a student researcher to test an app that would expand the outreach of…