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2021–2022 School of Anthropology Lecture Series

All lectures are at 2:00 p.m.

Click on the presenter's name to read their lecture abstract.




16 September 2021

Adair G. Steig, 2021 Dozier Award Recipient

Ecology of the Possible: Climate Change and Forest Management. Via Zoom

30 September 2021

Dr. Justin Dunnavant, UCLA

Have Confidence in the Sea: Archaeologies of Marronage. Via Zoom

14 October 2021

Dr. Robin Reineke, Southwest Studies Center 

Forensic Citizenship Among Families of Missing Migrants Along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Via Zoom

21 October 2021 Dr. Ruth Jolie, ASM Examining Sexual Consent Education in Higher Education: A faculty-guided ethnographic study at a liberal arts university. Via Zoom
28 October 2021 Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick, Arcadia University Reprivatizing Domestic Violence in US Asylum Claims: Discriminatory Ontologies of Migration in the Matter of A-B-. Via Zoom
4 November 2021 Dr. Sonya Atalay (UMass Amherst), AGUA Distinguished Lecture An Archaeology Led by Strawberries: Reclaiming, Storywork, and Indigenous Wellbeing. Via Zoom
2 December 2021 Dr. Leonardo López Luján, INAH Archaeology of Tenochtitlan: Unearthing the Aztec Great Temple. Via Zoom
9 December 2021 Jordan Wilson, 2021 Dozier Award Recipient Negotiating Infant Personhood in Death: Interpreting atypical burials in the Late Roman Infant and Child Cemetery at Poggio Gramignano (Italy). Via Zoom
27 January 2022 Francisco Cali, UN Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples; Visiting scholar, UA Rogers College of Law Possibilities for Collaboration between Anthropologists and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Via Zoom
24 February 2022 Dr. Sarah Sherwood, Professor of Archaeology, Sewanee: The University of the South; Spring 2022 UIR Scholar TBA
3 March 2022 Dr. Barbra A. Meek, University of Michigan TBA
5–13 March 2022 Spring Recess (no lecture)  
21 March 2022 Dr. Alicia Odewale, Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa; African Diaspora Archaeologist TBA
31 March 2022 Dr. Christen A. Smith, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin; Founder, Cite Black Women TBA
7 April 2022 Dr. Carolyn Rouse, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University TBA
14 April 2022 Dr. Rick W.A. Smith, George Mason University TBA
21 April 2022 Dr. Erin Riley, San Diego State University TBA
28 April 2022 Undergraduate student senior theses winners