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Dr. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi does research in Gujarat, India

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Dr. Daniel Goldstein in Belgium

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Recently graduated anthropology major continues her work and studies

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Dr. Dorothy Hodgson and Maasai activist Ndini Kimesera Sikar at the U.N. in NYC

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Student discusses honors poster on “Undocumented Mexican Women in New Brunswick”

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Dr. David Hughes at Fukushima Workshop, Tokyo

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Graduate student meets orangutan as a T.A. in Borneo with Rutgers Study Abroad "Primates, Ecology and Conservation in Indonesia"

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Student discusses Honors work at historic site in Trappe, PA with Chair, Dr. Craig Feibel

Department Events

Spring 2017 Department of Anthropology Speaker Series

Monday, January 30, 2017, 4:30PM-6:30PM
Dr. Jason de León, University of Michigan
Title: “Up Close and out of Focus: Life, Death, and the Ethics of Visualizing Human Smuggling Across Mexico”
Dean’s Distinguished Lectureship
Reception to follow
CAC, Alexander Library, 4th Floor

  pdf click here for flyer (189 KB)

 

More spring 2017 speakers to be announced soon.

Fall 2016 Department of Anthropology Speaker Series

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Francis Cody, University of Toronto
Title: "Between the Law and the Street: Political Publicity in Tamil News Media"
Biological Sciences Building, Room 302

Co-Sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program

To see flyer, visit: http://southasia.rutgers.edu/events-mainmenu

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Dr. Rachel Jacobs, George Washington University
Title: "Lemur diversity: past, present, and future"
Hickman Hall, Room 138

  pdf click here for flyer (210 KB)

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Ellen Rubinstein, Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers SAS Department of Anthropology
Title: "'This is Something I have to do, right?' Defining Moral Caregiving for Mental Illness in Japan"
Hickman Hall, Room 210

  pdf click here for flyer (148 KB)

 

Friday, October 28, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Charles Janson, University of Montana
Title: "Mental Maps and primate social ecology: what we know an dwhy it matters"
Ruth Adams Building 001

  pdf click here for flyer (1.21 MB)

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Ursula Rao, University of Liepzig
Title: "Biometric Bodies, or how to make fingerprinting technology work in India"
Meeting Room C., Douglass Campus Center
Co-sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program

pdf click here for flyer (552 KB)

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Dr. Robin Bernstein, University of Colorado, Boulder
Title: "From Mother to Baby: Shaping the Pathway to Healthy Growth"
Douglass Lounge, Douglass Campus Center
Day of Revolutionary Thinking

  pdf click here for flyer (211 KB)

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
Dr. Matt Sponheimer, University of Colorado, Boulder
Title: "Reconstructing the Ecology of Ancient Humans Using the Chemistry of Fossil Teeth and Bones"
Scott Hall, Rm 123
Day of Revolutionary Thinking

  pdf click here for flyer (172 KB)

 

Friday, November 18, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Mary Blair, Assistant Director of Research & Strategy, American Museum of Natural History, NY
Title: "Primate Conservation Case Studies from Vietnam"
Ruth Adams Building - 001
Sponsored by the Rutgers University for Primate Conservation Club

  pdf click here for flyer (836 KB)

 

Monday, November 21, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Dr. David Watts, Anthropology Department, Yale University
Title: "The Chimpanzees of Ngogo: Behavioral Ecology, Demography, and Life Histories"
BIO Building, Room 302 (Douglass Campus)
Sponsored by the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies (CHES)

pdf click here for flyer (6.00 MB)

 

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Kathleen Riley, Rutgers University NB Anthropology Department
Title: "Learning to Talk While Eating: Food-and-Language Socialization in France and the Marquesas"
Ruth Adams Building, Third Floor Atrium
Sponsored by The Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA)

  pdf click here for flyer (1.29 MB)

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Sarah Muir, Barnard College
Title: "The Color of Money: Everyday Arbitrage and the Expectation of Loss in Argentina"
Ruth Adams Building, Rm 207
Co-sponsored by CLAS

  pdf click here for flyer (164 KB)

 

Friday, December 9, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Michael Balter
Title: "Zero Tolerance for Sexual Misconduct: How to Make it Happen"
Ruth Adams Building, Rm 001
Sponsored by The Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA)
Michael Balter is a science writer, formerly with Science and now working mainly for Scientific American and The Verge (Vox Media).  He taught science journalism for many years at NYU and Boston U.  He will discuss his journalistic investigations of two cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct in the scientific community, one at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and one at the American Museum of Natural History.

  pdf click here for flyer (111 KB)

Spring 2016 Department of Anthropology Speaker Series

Wednesday, February 24, 4:30 pm (film screening), 5:30 pm (lecture), RAB 206

Dr. Sharon Abramowitz, Departments of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Florida

Title: film screening, “In the Shadow of Ebola” (Directed by Greg Mittman and Sarita Siegel); lecture, “The Discovery of ‘Community in the West African Ebola Epidemic: A View from above, and below”

Co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies.

  pdf Click here for flyer (123 KB)

 

Friday, March 4, 2:30 pm, RAB 001

Dr. Nathaniel Dominy, Dartmouth College

Title: "Microbial Ecology Explains the Deification of Baboons in Antiquity"

Co-sponsored by Center for Human Evolutionary Studies (CHES)

  pdf Click here for flyer (803 KB)

 

Friday, April 1, 2:00-4:30 pm, RAB 001

Dr. David Pappano, Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University

Title: "Gelada Socioecology: Insights from Network Analysis"

Co-sponsored by Center for Human Evolutionary Studies (CHES)

  pdf Click here for flyer (2.53 MB) pdf (105 KB) pdf (105 KB)

 

SPECIAL LECTURE: 2016 Dean's Distinguished Lectureship, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Keynote in Anthropology

Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 pm, RAB 001, Douglass Campus

Dr. Kaye Reed, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State U.

Title: Paleoanthropology of the Ledi-Geraru: Habitat Change and Human Evolution

  pdf Click here for flyer (790 KB)

Fall 2015 Department of Anthropology Speaker Series

Unless otherwise noted, all talks are in RAB 001 and at 3:00 on Friday.

Friday, October 9

Speaker: Dr. Gail Ashley, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

Title: "Freshwater Springs and Human Evolution"

Host: Craig Feibel

Tuesday, October 13

Speaker: Aimee Cox, Department of African and African American Studies, Fordham University

Title: ""Your Obedience Will Protect You" and Other Myths of Black Girlhood.”

Co-sponsored by Dept of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies

Host: Dorothy Hodgson

Time: 4:30-6PM

Room: Douglas Student Center, Meeting Room E

***PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL TIME AND PLACE***

Friday, October 16

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Gervais, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University

Title: "Structures of Sentiment: Mapping the Affective Bases of Social Relationships in Yasawa, Fiji "

Host: Lee Cronk

Friday, October 23

Speaker: Dr. Thomas P. Leppard, Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University

Title: “Advancing the Paleolithic ‘seafaring’ debate: perspectives from ecology and biogeography”

Host: Craig Feibel

Monday, October 26

Speaker: Dr. Dána-Ain Davis, Queens College—CUNY

Title: “From When and Where I Enter: Reflections on Feminist Activist Ethnography.”

Host: Daniel Goldstein

Time: 5 to 6:30pm

Room: Bio 206

***PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL TIME AND PLACE***

Friday, Nov 6

Speaker: Dr. Dustin Rubenstein, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University

Title: “Adaptation to environmental variation: integrating behavior and mechanism”

Co-sponsored by Center for Human Evolutionary Studies (CHES)

Host: Rob Scott

Friday, Nov 13

Speaker: Dr. Cathryn Townsend, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University

Title: "Property and gender inequality in a Baka village"

Host: Lee Cronk

Spring 2015 Department of Anthropology Lecture Series

All lectures will begin at 2pm in Room 001 of the Ruth Adams Building (Douglass Campus), with the exception of Dr. Brian Richmond's lecture on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Friday, January 30, 2015
Genese Sodikoff, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Rutgers-Newark
Title: “Spiraling Down: The Pathogenic Ecology of Biodiversity Offsets in Madagascar”

Friday, February 20, 2015
Jeremy DeSilva, Department of Anthropology, Boston University
Title: "The complex evolutionary history of bipedalism: What new fossils from South Africa are revealing"
Co-sponsored by the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies

Friday, March 6, 2015
Robin Bernstein, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado-Boulder
Title:" Messages in mother's milk: insights from rural Gambia"

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – NOTE this is scheduled for HCK 201, 5:30 PM
Dr. Brian Richmond, American Museum of Natural History
Title: "Fossils and Footprints: What Do We Know and What Can We Know about Human Origins in the Early Pleistocene?”
Co-sponsored by the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies

Friday, March 27, 2015              
Pilar Rau, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers-New Brunswick
Title: "Gods, Monsters and Tourist Art in Highland Peru"

Friday, April 17, 2015
Callum Ross, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
Title: "Jaws! What Are They Good For?"

Fall 2014 Department of Anthropology Lecture Series

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:30 PM
Dr. Laurence Ralph, Assistant Professor of African & African American Studies and Anthropology, Harvard University
Title: The Injury of Nostalgia: Generation and Authority in a Chicago Gang
(Co-hosted by Prof. Yarimar Bonilla and the Department of American Studies, the Department of Africana Studies, and the Center for Race and Ethnicity)
Meeting Room B, Douglass Campus Center

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 5:00 PM
Dr. Tania Li, Canada Research Chair & Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto
Title: Fixing Non-Market Subjects: Land & Population in the Global South
(Hosted by Prof. Dorothy Hodgson)
Meeting Room B, Douglass Campus Center

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 10:00 AM
Dr. Laura Kunreuther, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Bard College
Title: Raising Voice in Kathmandu: noise, sound, and political subjectivity
Campbell Hall Room A4, College Avenue Campus

Spring 2013 Department of Anthropology Lecture Series

Friday, February 22, 2013, 4:30 PM
Dr. Holly Dunsworth, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Rhode Island
Title: How Hip is Human Life History
(Hosted by Prof. Rob Scott)   
Biological Sciences Building, Room 302

pdf Dr. Holly Dunsworth - EVENT FLYER

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Dr. Goro Hanya, Associate Professor, Kyoto University-Japan
Title: Bridging Temperature & Tropical Primate Ecology: Dietary Adaptations to Seasonally Changing Environments
(Hosted by Prof. Erin Vogel)
Biological Sciences Building, Room 206

pdf Dr. Goro Hanya - EVENT FLYER

Friday, March 1, 2013, 1:00 PM
Dr. Janet McIntosh, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis University
Title: Linguistic Atonement: Penitence & Privilege in White Kenyan Language Ideologies
(Hosted by Prof. Becky Schulthies)
Biological Sciences Building, Room 302

pdf Dr. Janet McIntosh - EVENT FLYER

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:30 PM
Dr. Diane Nelson, Professor of Anthropology, Duke University
Title: Beyond Adequacy: Enlightenment, 2012, & Mayan savoirs after Guatemala’s Genocide
(Hosted by Prof. Daniel Goldstein)
Biological Sciences Building, Room 206

pdf Dr. Diane Nelson - EVENT FLYER

Friday, April 5, 2013, 4:00 PM
Dr. Carola Borries, Research Associate Professor, Stony Brook University 
Title: Primate life histories and dietary adaptations – folivores are not always faster
(Hosted by Prof. Ryne Palombit)
Biological Sciences Building, Room 302

pdf Dr. Carola Borries - EVENT FLYER

pdf Dr. Borries Abstract pdf

Monday, April 8, 2013, 4:00 PM
Dr. Maple Razsa, Assistant Professor of Global Studies, Colby College
Title: Documenting "The Right to the Postsocialist City": Video Methods and Activist Research
(Hosted by Prof. Angelique Haugerud)
Biological Sciences Building, Room 302

document Dr. Maple Razsa - EVENT FLYER

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 4:00 PM
Dr. Matt Tocheri, Physical Anthropologist, Human Origin Program, Smithsonian Institute
Title: TBD
(Hosted by Prof. Erin Vogel)
Biological Sciences Building, Room 302

pdf Dr. Matt Tocheri - EVENT FLYER

                           
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Fall 2012 Department of Anthropology Lecture Series

SPEAKERS SCHEDULE FALL 2012
Department of Anthropology
Rutgers University


Thursday, September 27, 2012, 4:30 PM
Dr. Tami Navarro, Presidential Post Doctoral Fellow, Rutgers University
Title: Putting Race to Work: Economic Development & Racialization in the US Virgin Islands.
(Hosted by Prof. David Hughes)
Biological Sciences Building, Room 206

Monday, October 15, 2012, 5:30 PM
Dr. Miriam Ticktin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, New School University
Title: Humanitarianism Beyond the Human
(Hosted by Prof. Daniel Goldstein)
Hickman Hall, Room 205

pdf Dr. Miriam Ticktin - EVENT FLYER

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 4:30 PM
Dr. Hugh Raffles, Professor of Anthropology, The New School
Title: Rocks and Stones
(Hosted by Prof. David Hughes)
Biological Sciences Building, Room 206

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 4:30 PM
Dr. Holly Dunsworth, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Rhode Island
Title: How Hip is Human Life History
(Hosted by Rob Scott)
Biological Sciences Building, Room 206

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 4:30 PM
Dr. Cheryl Knott, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Boston University
Title: Orangutan Enigmas: What do Long Interbirth Intervals and Male Bi-maturism have to do with each other?
(Hosted by Prof. Erin Vogel)
Biological Sciences Building, Room 206

pdf Dr. Cheryl Knott - EVENT FLYER

      PLEASE JOIN US!

pdf Fall 2012 Speaker Series in Printable Format

2-24-12 Symposium - Gender Justice in Africa

Interactive Symposium - Panelists from Rutgers, Sussex, UNC, Cambridge, Emory and Lehman/CUNY
Title: "Gender Justice In Africa: Historical and Comparative Perspectives"
(Sponsored by Department of Anthropology, Center for African Studies and Institute for Research on Women)
Friday, February 24, 2012 9:00am-5:00pm
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, 1st Floor Conference Room

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2-17-12 Lecture - Prof. Megan Biesele

Professor Megan Biesele - "Conserving San Heritage and Languages in Southern Africa: Communities, NGO's and Linguists"

Friday, February 17th, 2012, 4:30-6:30 pm, BIO room 302

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