Day-Glo Anthropologist

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Marta Antelo for The Chronicle Review

By day I'm an anthropology professor, but at night I swap my professorial tweeds for the kind of Day-Glo colors usually worn only by emergency responders. I teach an average of three Zumba classes per week, both at my college and at a national fitness chain. Leaving the comfort zone of the classroom to lead strangers of all ages in salsa and merengue routines is exhilarating. It also has surprising parallels with my teaching at a small liberal-arts college: Both