Why Anthropology Matters

February 1, 2021

Wall Associate and PWIAS academic advisory board member, Prof. Wade Davis on why anthropology matters and how it serves as “the antidote to nativism, the enemy of hate—a vaccine of understanding, tolerance and compassion that can counter the rhetoric of demagogues.”

In this opinion piece for Scientific America, Prof. Davis reflects on the work of pioneering anthropologist, Franz Boas, who was the first scholar to explore in a truly open and neutral manner how human social perceptions are formed, and how members of distinct societies become conditioned to see and interpret the world.

Read more in Scientific American.