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Zane

Leadership Talk and Language Alternation in the Indonesian Bureaucracy

December 4th, 2013- Dr. Zane Goebel

Dr. Goebel is a Senior Lecturer in Indonesian Studies, Asian Studies, and Linguistics at La Trobe University in Australia. His research interests include schools and the popular mass media in Indonesia; the construction of language ideologies and their relationship to institutions and the media; and the intersection of identity and language use in immigrant neighbourhoods. For more information about Dr. Goebel and his work, check out his profile on the La Trobe website, here.

Seth

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States

November 6th, 2013- Dr. Seth Holmes

Dr. Holmes is the Martin Sisters Assistant Professor of Health and Social Behavior at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on social hierarchies, health disparities, and the ways in which perceptions of social difference naturalize and normalize these inequalities. For more information about Dr. Holmes and his work, check out his profile on the Berkeley website, here.

João

Reclaiming Favelas: How Pacification Impacts Black Territories in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

October 23rd, 2013- Dr. João Costa Vargas

Dr. Vargas is an Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. His research interests include race, politics, and social inequality; cultural studies, social theory; U.S., Brazil, and the African diaspora. For more information about Dr. Vargas and his work, check out his profile on the UT website, here.

Puneet

With Reservations: Native Americans’ Complex Relationship with Medical/Genetics Research

October 9th, 2013- Dr. Puneet Sahota

Dr. Sahota is a resident physician in psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include mental health, the use of technology in medicine, and health disparities. Learn more about her here.

Whitney

Standing at the Crossroads: Toward an Archaeology of the African Diaspora

October 2nd, 2013- Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Dr. Battle-Baptiste is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research interests include African Diaspora theory, Black Feminist Theory, African American expressive and material culture, Historical Archaeology, African Diaspora archaeology, and North America. For more information about Dr. Battle-Baptiste and her work, check out her website, here.

 

Beth'Maternal Healthcare and the Technology of Emergency'

'An impossible science? How hydroelectric engineers, cyberneticists, Orthodox mystics, transport planners, rocket scientists, Stalin, etc. assembled Soviet economics, again'

September 25, 2013- Beth Hallowell & Adam Leeds

Beth Hallowell and Adam Leeds are PhD candidates here in Penn's Department of Anthropology. Learn more about Beth here, and about Adam here.

Lauren


Colonial Desires: Imperial Negotiation in the Iron Age Caucasus

September 18th, 2013- Dr. Lauren Ristvet

Dr. Ristvet is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology here at Penn. Her resreach interests include Near Eastern archaeology, complex societies, political transformation, imperialism, ritual and performance theory. For more information about Dr. Ristvet and her work, check out her profile, here.

Laurence

The Injury of Nostaligia or, The Stories a Gang Tells About Itself

April 22nd, 2013- Dr. Laurence Ralph

Dr. Ralph is an Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. His research focuses on Gang Formations; Urban Anthropology; Disability; Medical Anthropology; Masculinity; Race; Theories of Violence; Popular Culture and Hip Hop. Learn more about him at his website, here.

Nichole

Meditations on Blood

April 15th, 2013- Dr. Nichole Carelock

Dr. Carelock is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow here at Penn. Her research focuses on race relations and ethnic conflict in the Caribbean/Latin America; ethics and self care; nationalism and citizenship; black diaspora and social movements in the Americas; and women, gender and sexuality. Learn more about her at her website, here.

Paul

Bayesian Anthropology: On the Relation between Meaning, Mathematics, and Meat

April 8th, 2013- Dr. Paul Kockelman

Dr. Kockelman is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. His research focuses on the relation between grammatical categories, discourse patterns, social relations, and cultural values as they unfold in face-to-face, situated interaction. Learn more about him at his profile  on the Columbia website, here.

Margaret

 

Aging Populations and the Alzheimer Enigma

March 25th, 2013 Dr. Margaret Lock

Dr. Lock is the Marjorie Bronfman Professor Emerita in Social Studies in Medicine at Mcgill University. Her research focuses on a comparative anthropology of medicine and biomedical technology. Learn more about her at her profile on the McGill website, here.

Larry

Displaced and Barely Visible: Using Archaeology to Understand Homelessness

March 18th, 2013, Dr. Larry Zimmerman

Dr. Zimmerman is a Professor of Anthropology & Museum Studies at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. His research interests include North American archaeology, ethics in anthropology, indigenous and community archaeology, Native American issues, cultural and intellectual property, archaeology of the contemporary world. Learn more about him at his profile on the IUPUI website, here.

Ryne

Behavioral and Hormonal Aspects of Male-Female 'Friendships' in Baboons

February 25, 2013- Dr. Ryne Palombit

Dr. Palombit is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers. He is interested in understanding how the extraordinary diversity of social and mating strategies in animals (both human and nonhuman) has evolved. Learn more about him at his profile on the Rutgers website, here.

Anthrofest

Anthrofest 2013

February 22, 2013

Anthrofest is our annual symposium of excellent undergraduate anthropology research projects. Students present their works-in-progress including thesis work and summer field work. The event brings together undergraduates from across all subfields, as well as faculty and the broader undergraduate and graduate community. Anthropology Undergraduate Research Fellows also have the opportunity to present their research from the past year.

Deborah

 

Cultural Conquests and Genetic Change in Native North America: Evidence from Ancient and Modern DNA

February 11th, 2013- Dr. Deborah Bolnick

Dr. Bolnick is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include genomic anthropology, ancient DNA studies, human biological variation, race, population genetics, Native American prehistory, and the anthropology of science. Learn more about her at her profile on the UT website, here.

Sarah

African Integrative Genomics: Implications for Studies of Human Origins and Disease

January 28, 2013- Dr. Sarah Tishkoff

Dr. Tishkoff is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Genetics and Biology at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine. Her research focuses on examining...genetic variation at the genome level among modern humans and non-human primates in order to elucidate the evolutionary forces...that shape and maintain genetic variation in contemporary populations. Learn more about her at her profile  on the Penn Med website, here.

Kamari

Transforming Ethnographic Knowledge

November 26, 2012- Dr. Kamari Clarke

Dr. Clarke is a Professor of Anthropology at Yale University and is currently a visiting scholar at Penn. Her research interests include religious nationalism, legal institutions, international law, the interface between culture, power and globalization, and its relationship to race and modernity. Learn more about her at her profile on the Yale website, here.

Adam

The Political Machine: Sense, Sensibility, and Sentiment in the Bronze Age Caucasus

November 19th, 2012- Dr. Adam Smith

Dr. Smith is a Professor of Anthropology at Cornell. His research interests include complex societies, state formation, and politics; archaeological theory; space and landscape; representation and aesthetics; Bronze and Iron Ages of the South Caucasus, Southwest Asia and central Eurasia. Learn more about him at his profile on the Cornell website, here.

Panel

Year of Proof Panel

On November 13, 2012

In conjunction with Penn's Year of Proof, this panel brought together behavioral scientists from a number of departments to speak on the unique challenges of trying to present and evaluateproof within their discipline. The goal of the panel discussion was to critically examine the biases that favor certain kinds of research in the behavioral sciences, the limitations of the peer-review publication process, and how to address these issues.

Joanna

Multi-Modal Signalling in Mandrills

November 12, 2012- Dr. Joanna Setchell

Dr. Setchell is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Durham University. Dr. Setchell's work integrates behaviour, morphology and demographic studies with genetics, endocrinology and semiochemistry to address questions relating to reproductive strategies, life history, sexual selection and signalling in primates. Learn more about her at her profile on the Durham website, here.

Betsy

 

Everyday Encounters with Diversity: Anthropology Goes to School

October 15, 2012- Dr. Betsy Rymes

Dr. Rymes is an Associate Professor of Educational Linguistic at Penn's Graduate School of Education. Her research is centered in educational contexts and examines how languages, social interaction, and institutions influence an individual’s educational trajectory. Learn more about her at her profile  on the GSE website, here.

Ian

Entanglement: Does Human Evolution Have Directionality?

October 1, 2012- Dr. Ian Hodder

Dr. Hodder is the Dunlevie Family Professor of Anthropology at Stanford. Professor Hodder has been conducting the excavation of the 9,000 year-old Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk in central Turkey since 1993. The 25-year project has three aims - to place the art from the site in its full environmental, economic and social context, to conserve the paintings, plasters and mud walls, and to present the site to the public. The project is also associated with attempts to develop reflexive methods in archaeology. Learn more about him at his profile  on the Stanford website, here.

Nikhil

Leaky States: On Ignorance and Absense in Mumbai's Water Supply

March 12, 2012- Dr. Nikhil Anand

Dr. Anand is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Haverford College. His research interests include political ecology, political economy and state formation; infrastructure and technology; urban studies, democracy and citizenship; and South Asia (particularly India). Learn more about him at his profile  on the Haverford College website, here.

Anthrofest,

Anthrofest 2012

February 24, 2012

Anthrofest is our annual symposium of excellent undergraduate anthropology research projects. Students present their works-in-progress including thesis work and summer field work. The event brings together undergraduates from across all subfields, as well as faculty and the broader undergraduate and graduate community. Anthropology Undergraduate Research Fellows also have the opportunity to present their research from the past year.



Nancy

 

Who's Got the Knife? The Role of Surgeons in Transplant Trafficking

February 21, 2012- Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Dr. Scheper-Hughes is the Chancellor’s Professor of Medical Anthropology, UC Berkeley; a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and the Director of Organs Watch, an organization that tracks international organ trafficking. For more about Dr. Scheper-Hughes, check out her profile on the UC Berkeley website, here.

Durba

Roadscapes: Everyday life along the rural-urban continuum in 21st century India

February 20th, 2012- Dr. Durba Chattaraj

Dr. Chattaraj is a Senior Writing Fellow in the Critical Writing Program here at Penn, and the author of a dissertation on the same subject as her talk.



Margaret

 

Consorting with Savages: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists

January 13th, 2012- Dr. Margaret Bruchac

Dr. Bruchac, of Abenaki Indian descent, is a scholar, performer, and historical consultant who specializes in interpretations and representations of northeastern Native American Indian peoples, from the colonial era to the present. For more information about Dr. Bruchac and her work, check out her web profiles through her website, here.