Deborah A. Boehm

EPISODE 8 Dec 29, 2014
Immigration + Anthropology
with Deborah A. Boehm | Charity of the week: CDM

Deborah Boehm is an Associate Professor of Anthropology/Women's Studies at the University of New Mexico. This week we talk about immigration, anthropology, witchcraft and her research at The Burning Man Festival.

Anthropologist Deborah Boehm spent years traveling to small towns in Mexico to observe and research the effects of immigration on families. I visit her in Reno to talk about the book she wrote about her experiences and many important immigration issues. On a lighter note, we also talk about witchcraft and her research at The Burning Man Festival.

Table of Contents
2:25 Intimate Migrations
4:05 Immigration policies
10:35 How to be an anthropologist
16:45 Witch Vet
25:45 Objectivity in science
29:00 Sample size vs personal connections
34:55 DC’s effect on Mexican families
39:05 The Garcia’s
43:45 History of immigration
46:35 Getting to know someone
53:50 Burning Man