Susan Seizer

October 18, 2012

Anthropologist and first-time film producer Susan Seizer has made a documentary about stand-up comics in middle America: what inspires them, what motivates them, and what makes them funny.


Human (biology) eats!

May 25, 2012

When HBO’s four-part documentary “The Weight of the Nation” (presented with the Institute of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institutes of Health) premiered in mid-May, the media was overstuffed with stories on America’s virulent obesity epidemic. The films and accompanying website offer a full plate of resources and action recommendations […]


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Wild orangutans who have come into contact with eco-tourists over a period of years show an immediate stress response but no signs of chronic stress, new research from an Indiana University anthropologist has found. Other species exhibit permanent alterations in stress responses . IU anthropologist Michael P. Muehlenbein can’t say yet what makes the wild […]