Christopher Dana Lynn

Christopher Dana Lynn

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

University of Alabama

Associate Professor of Anthropology

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Published on May 19, 2018

Meet Grey Caballero

Grey Caballero is from Clarkton, NC. He is a sophomore Anthropology major at UNCW and an undergraduate research assistant working on the Inking of Immunity Project. According to Grey, “I became ver...

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Published on May 19, 2018

Meet Michael Muehlenbein

Michaela and I are both biocultural anthropologists, which means we study interactions between biology and culture. My dissertation work looked at relationship between speaking in tongues among Apo...

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Published on May 17, 2018

Tattooing Ups the Ante

Rachael Carmen, Mandy Guitar (now a PhD student in my lab), and Haley Dillon (Carmen et al. 2012) published a theory paper that proposed two complementary hypotheses to explain the ubiquity of tatt...

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Published on May 14, 2018

IRB Submitted & New Team Member

IRB Submitted & New Team MemberWe submitted the IRB proposal Friday and got a new team member last week. IRB stands for institutional review board, and it's the committee that makes sure our pr...

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Published on May 12, 2018

Malu Is Like A Golden Ticket (Pt. 4)

Please consider contributing supporting the Inking of Immunity 2018 field season at Experiment.com/InkingImmunity.We were scheduled to start data collection with Chilo and the malu at 11AM in Pago ...

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Published on May 11, 2018

Emic Perspectives from Americana Tattooing

"Tattoos have always been sort of connected with the warrior class. Tattooing is a way for people to bond and in the war, there was a lot of bonding going on...brothers in arms sort of stuff. Being...

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Published on May 07, 2018

Malu is Like a Golden Ticket (Pt. 3)

Please consider contributing supporting the Inking of Immunity 2018 field season at Experiment.com/InkingImmunity.We had worried when the study started that we would have difficulty juggling multip...

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Published on May 05, 2018

Malu is Like a Golden Ticket (Pt. 2)

Please consider contributing supporting the Inking of Immunity 2018 field season at Experiment.com/InkingImmunity. Michaela and I were despondent from cancellations and because we were collecting d...

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Published on May 04, 2018

Launch Day!

Launching this crowdfunding effort was more stressful than nearly any grant I've submitted. I stress a lot about grants and have a tough time finally submitting them, reading and rereading them unt...

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Yeah, there's a lot of variability to sort out in this research. We're just getting started studying immunological impacts. Thanks for your support!
May 16, 2018
Does tattooing benefit the immune system? The inking of immunity.
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We have been interested in the differences among implements, but ink manufacturers share your interests. I've been courting them re funding... Post photos of your tats when you're done!
May 15, 2018
Does tattooing benefit the immune system? The inking of immunity.
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Makes you want to come back & study more anthropology, doesn't it? ;)
May 12, 2018
Does tattooing benefit the immune system? The inking of immunity.
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Note: Tattooing seems to have been as or more common on or among women. This speculation launched our research, but we want to be careful that we don't reify "man the hunter" types of spin and gender our hypotheses from the outset.
May 11, 2018
Does tattooing benefit the immune system? The inking of immunity.
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Aww, thank you, Tricia! We have had wonderful role models in our science AND #scicomm (looking back at you)!
May 10, 2018
Does tattooing benefit the immune system? The inking of immunity.
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Haha!
May 04, 2018
Does tattooing benefit the immune system? The inking of immunity.
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