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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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How Columbus Day perpetuates a silent legacy of settler colonialism

How Columbus Day perpetuates a silent legacy of settler colonialism

Soham GovandeOctober 31, 20201 min read

Today’s movement advancing racial justice and social equality has led many to ponder America’s colonial history as well. Tangible artifacts of settler colonialism present themselves all around us, from the…

Culture’s effect on well-being: Examining connections between industrialism, mental health, and culture-bound syndromes

Culture’s effect on well-being: Examining connections between industrialism, mental health, and culture-bound syndromes

Soham GovandeOctober 12, 20201 min read

Although public health has an objective and scientific connotation, systems of thought and belief also affect well-being, with equal, if not greater, impact. For instance, global differences in the occurrence…

Analyzing the effects of mask-wearing and social distancing on brain development in children

Analyzing the effects of mask-wearing and social distancing on brain development in children

Soham GovandeJuly 27, 20201 min read

Throughout Homo sapiens’ rich history, our species has evolved to become deeply social animals. For instance, the first hunter-gatherers lived in bands, allowing their members to depend on each other…

How COVID-19 is affecting the BLM movement: An intersection of public health and racial justice

How COVID-19 is affecting the BLM movement: An intersection of public health and racial justice

Soham GovandeJuly 20, 20201 min read

In the last few weeks, we have seen a tremendous increase in awareness about racial inequality in America. Fortunately, progress is occurring at an accelerating pace thanks to the tireless…

Developing OcularCheck, an app that detects visual refractive errors: Sharing my story of vision care (pt. 2)

Developing OcularCheck, an app that detects visual refractive errors: Sharing my story of vision care (pt. 2)

Soham GovandeJuly 2, 20205 min read

My visit to the Lions Sight Research Foundation’s eye clinic (read more here) “opened my eyes” to the world of visual impairments. Although I’d experienced my own visual impairment as…