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Dori Tunstall

Intellectual explorations in design, anthropology, and governmentality.

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New music video for Malcolm Jamar

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:39:45 +1000

Music video for Malcolm Jamar, a hip hop artist, for his song Dreamin. Directed and co-produced by Dori Tunstall.

Update on Rebranding Anthro Textbooks

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:35:02 +1000

Savage Minds just published my (Dori Tunstall) and Jennifer Esperanza's article, Decolonizing Anthropology Textbook Covers, on their blog. It presents seven visual strategies for presenting images that reflect the diversity of the audiences, instructors, and practices of contemporary anthropology: Participatory...

Review: Borderland Biashara Report (2016)

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 06:17:52 +1000

Upon reading the Emerging Future's Lab newly released report Borderland Biashara (2016), you will quickly realize that everything you think you know about trade and the informal economy on the Kenya/Uganda borderlands is probably wrong.

Rebranding Anthropology Textbooks

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:47:28 +1000

Beloit College Anthropologist, Associate Professor Jennifer Esperanza was feeling frustrated. Why is there always images of "exotic" peoples on the cover of anthropology textbooks? "Why can't there be images of, for example, a group of white American women eating salads,...

Injustice Served

Sun, 14 Jul 2013 22:21:42 +1000

Up until the age of twelve, I wanted to be a lawyer. My quick memory and logical argumentation skills made it a good choice for me people said. The summer when I was twelve, I took a summer enrichment program...

Breakfast at Bryant Park NYC

Sat, 06 Jul 2013 22:19:25 +1000

Mornings like this make me realise that I was born to live in Manhattan. A bagel and cream cheese, green smoothie, book and thou.

Washington DC

Sat, 06 Jul 2013 22:16:35 +1000

Today we visited the National Geographics office and saw an amazing exhibition on pirates. Did you know that in most cases 50% to 100% of pirate crews were Africans or of Africana heritage? Me neither. Thus Captain Jack Sparrow should...

Washington DC

Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:17:00 +1000

Today we visited the National Geographics office and saw an amazing exhibition on pirates. Did you know that in most cases 50% to 100% of pirate crews were Africans or of Africana heritage? Me neither. Thus Captain Jack Sparrow should...

Chinatown NYC

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 02:38:01 +1000

The reason why I know this is not Beijing is that they use the traditional not simplified Chinese.


Wed, 03 Jul 2013 01:23:39 +1000

Arrived in NYC. Had friendly service everywhere this morning. US Post Office where I shipped a box of books given to me in China. T-mobile store to get my miniSIM card. Now heading to meet Saki for lunch in the...

Leaving Beijing

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:21:25 +1000

I have had the most amazing time in Beijing. I have learned so much and am so grateful to Dean Wang Min, Prof Xu Ping, Prof. Hang Hai, Zhou Bo, Zhang Rui, Hu Xiaomei, Wu Xioaxi, Liu Dian, Lin Fan,...

Smoggy Day on Beijing Town

Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:49:19 +1000

Not a good day to be outside, so will have to spend the day completing digital errands like updating CV, writing memos, etc.

Beijing pollution index

Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:38:17 +1000

Today is the highest it has been since I arrived. My eyes are burning but I cannot taste it yet.

Pottery of the Beijing National Museum

Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:16:11 +1000

Thanks to Zhang Rui, I know the difference between Song, Ming, Yuan, and Qing Dynasty pottery. Song pottery is probably more of my taste with its subtle blue porcelain. The Ming pottery is very refined. It is this pottery which...

Beijing National Museum

Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:06:30 +1000

Today I went with Zhang Rui to the Beijing National Museum. We only got through the Ancient China Gallery, the Revolution Gallery, and the Chinese Pottery Gallery in the seven hours we were there. China's history is amazing in terms...

CAFA teaching final presentations

Sat, 29 Jun 2013 23:44:55 +1000

Yesterday were the final presentations for the CAFA research methods intensive that I taught. I am sad that it has ended.

Lessons for CAFA

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:23:06 +1000

I am winding down my lessons. Friday is the last class which makes me very sad. I have learned a lot from the students.

CAFA graduation 2013

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:16:42 +1000

Sunday was graduation at CAFA. I went to the photo session and then the reception in the main hall. It was cool to see people's happiness in terms of completing their degree but sadness in terms of leaving their friends....

Fish soup

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:22:58 +1000

Mr. Chin told me a urban legend of being served fish with the head and tail still moving. The last day in IM we went to a restaurant known for its fish. They have a special table which had a...

The museum dioramas

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:50:09 +1000

The museum in Holhot had the most amazing dioramas. From natural history ones of animals (the wolf is the totem here), mining operations, traditional family life on the steppe, life in the mountains, to the court of Genghis Khan, you...