Today my guest is Alivia Brown. Alivia graduated from UCLA in 2022 with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Evolutionary Medicine. During her time at UCLA, Alivia’s research led her to find a passion for education and cross-cultural knowledge. In addition to her academic achievement, Alivia also has her own YouTube channel devoted to Anthropology. On this channel, Alivia hopes to make anthropology a more accessible topic for the global community and educate others on the importance of the field. I knew Alivia would be a wonderful guest, so I hope you are sitting comfortably and happy to stay with us.
Our conversation started off with Alivia explaining the concept behind her popular YouTube series (02:47), the definition of anthropology (05:55), and why she took such an interest in the field (06:57). We then discussed how anthropology is still evolving and expanding (07:45), how anthropologists examine culture (09:40), and ways in which anthropology contributes to human evolution (15:15). Next we discussed the subject of language in anthropology (21:40), the role of artificial intelligence in assisting research (27:20), and the key challenges facing anthropology in preserving and communicating the facts (29:40). Towards the end of our conversation, we talked about the role of anthropology in defining mental health issues such as depression and post traumatic stress disorder (35:50), before finishing up with me asking Alivia what she is reading, watching and listening to at the moment (38:59).
- Alivia’s YouTube channel
- Alivia’s website
- Alivia’s review of Ancient Apocalypse
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo book
- For more, hear my conversations with Kim Insuk, Brian Milne and Dr. Johanna Vos
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