Queer and Trans Identities in the Ancient World

Listen to this amazingly interesting and powerful episode of The Arch and Anth Podcast about queer and trans identities in the ancient world! #TransArchaeology

“Today, Johnny Miller (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville) talks about his research looking at gender and sexual identities in the ancient Mediterranean. Johnny’s studies are concentrated on the Cult of Cybele, or, according to the Romans, Cybele was considered the Magna Mater (“Great Mother”). Worship of her spread into the Roman world from the east, and her priests (the Galli) castrated themselves upon entering her service. Why did they do this and what was the socioreligious function of worshipping Cybele? While our conceptions of transgender identity likely cannot be extrapolated to accurate understandings of gender in classical times, what can we say about gender identity (or other aspects of identity like sexual identity) in the early historical period? You can find more information in the show notes under the episode on our website. You can e-mail the podcast address if you have any questions or feedback for Johnny, and find Michael Rivera on Twitter and Instagram as well. The Arch and Anth Podcast is on Twitter and Instagram, and it has a Facebook page. If you liked this episode and you want to help contribute to the show, please visit the Patreon page for details on how to do that.”

Transgender Experience and Health with Zachary DuBois

Listen to this episode of The Sausage of Science Podcast with Cara & Chris podcast, produced with the Public Relations Committee of the Human Biology Association, as Dr. Zachary DuBois discusses his recent publication, “”Stigma and diurnal cortisol among transitioning transgender men.”

“In episode 32, we chat with Dr. Zachary Dubois, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon. Dr. Dubois discusses his most recent research publication, featured in his 2018 HBA talk, “Stigma and diurnal cortisol among transitioning transgender men”, as well as his upcoming collaborative research projects. Dr. DuBois joined the Department of Anthropology in the Fall of 2018. As a biocultural anthropologist, his research draws on both qualitative and quantitative methods to ask questions at the intersection of biology and culture. Most broadly, he is interested in social determinants of health and the ways in which our social lives become embodied. Relatedly is an interest in how we adapt and remain resilient in the face of dynamic (environmental and bodily) changes and how these impact health and well-being. For more information on his work, check out his webpage with the University of Oregon at :anthropology.uoregon.edu/profile/zdubois/, or get in touch with him through Twitter @Zachsjack or email at: zdubois@uoregon.edu.”