BA (Concordia University)
Samuel is a budding anthropologist originally from Nashville, Tennessee, but he's called Montreal, Quebec home for better part of the last decade. Sam studied French and German at Concordia University in Montreal and is currently a graduate student of Anthropology at the University of Montreal.
As student-member the Laboratory for Research on Intercultural Relations, his research is interested in the organizational structure of community sector agencies that work with immigrant and refugee populations in highly diverse urban contexts. Some of Sam's main centers of interest are anthropological perspectives on behavioral economics, language politics, and the relationship between immigrants/refugees and their host societies.
The future of language
Are fears that English will destroy all other languages are overstated? Qu’est-ce que fuck should we do about it?Read on »
Lingua Franca English, qu'est-ce que fuck!
Esperanto was meant to unite the world, but instead people are mixing English with other languages. Is this something to lament or celebrate?Read on »
Turning coffee into charity
The Well Coffeehouse is turning coffee into "living water" by donating profits to build wells. The customers are the congregation, and the register is the donation-basket. But is it making consumption meaningful?Read on »
The book "Age of Ambition" by Evan Osnos sheds a fascinating light on China as it surges towards a leading role as a major global player. But there is much more going on than just economic development.Read on »