This issue of Teaching Anthropology contrasts with the unprecedented times that we are currently living in. As the COVID 19 pandemic closes educational insitutions and individuals practice social isolation and online learning, this Issue focuses on active experiential learning. The articles explore different ways that anthropology can take students out of the classroom to engage in collaborative research, ranging from community engagement, social justice, walking as an ethnographic tool, performative integration, as well as public and environmental anthropology. In these reflexive teaching practices students examine their positionality and see how anthropology can transform the way we communicate and work within the world around us.
Image: 1918 influenza epidemic St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps personnel wear masks as they hold stretchers next to ambulances in preparation for victims of the influenza epidemic in October 1918. (Library of Congress)