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Dr. Roslynn Ang: Complicating resistance and compliance: Strategies of Indigenous Ainu survival in everyday spaces

Friday, April 5th, 1:00 @ BRNG 1245



2nd Annual Anthropology Bowling Party

Monday, February 12th, 5-7 PM @ Rack n Roll in the Purdue Memorial Union

Dr. Marc Maillot Museums as a Community Center: A Long-term Approach 

Friday, Feb 16th, 9:30 am, KRAN G016

Dr. Marc Maillot Architecture and Urbanism in Ancient Nubia

Friday, Feb 16th, 1:30 pm, NLSN 1215

PAST Grad Panel

Thursday, Feb 29th, 6-7 PM Location TBA

PAST Undergrad Research Panel

Thursday, March 28th, 6-7 PM Location TBA

Anthropology Callout 

Wednesday, January 24, 4:00 PM WALC 2088

Anthropology Majors, Minors, or anyone interested in learning more about Anthropology and how you can be part of this diverse and exciting discipline.

Conceiving Christian America: A Feminist Scholars Forum on Reproductive Politics in the US

Friday, October 20th 

Join us for a series of in-person and virtual events hosted at Purdue University that engage with the book’s themes and contributions.

Virtual Plenary Roundtable at 3:30 p.m. ET.

We are happy to welcome virtual participation for the roundtable that will feature a day of interdisciplinary dialogues with Drs. Claire Wendland, Carol Mason, Katie Watson, Monique Moultrie, Lori Freedman, and Wendy Kline.  

Indiana Archaeology Month Event

Saturday, September 9th Tippecanoe Battlefield Park in Battle Ground, IN 10 am - 1pm

Fun for the entire family! Try your hand at the atl atl toss! Artifact ID. Show and tell and so much more!

Tessa Farmer "Well Connected: Everyday Water Practices in Cairo"

Thursday, Sept 7th, 3-4 pm in Rawl 1011

Come learn from a leading ethnographer of Egypt about how communities are managing water in Cairo. This is a great opportunity for students interested in public health, water infrastructure, and environmental anthropology.

Anthropology Callout

Wednesday, September 6 PRCE 277 4:00 PM

Anthropology Majors, Minors, or anyone interested in learning more about Anthropology and how you can be part of this diverse and exciting discipline!

Rainbow Callout

Tuesday, September 5 COREC Black & Gold Gyms

Rainbow Callout is a FREE welcome event and resource fair for all new and returning LGBTQIA+ and ally students, staff, faculty, and the public. You can connect with community, learn about local resources, find students organizations to join, and collect tons of pride swag!

ANTH Annual Ice Cream Social

Thursday, Aug 24th, 3-5 pm, West end of Stone Hall, between Stone and Matthews Hall.

The event will feature 5 flavors from our favorite, local ice cream shop, The Silver Dipper! Please drop by for a cool, sweet treat and to say “hello” to your fellow anthropologists! Please find the announcement flyer attached here. This event is open to all ANTH major and minor undergrads as well as the whole Anthropology Dept!

Christopher Lynn, Ph.D. How to Be a Publicly Engaged Anthropologist and Make it Count

Tuesday, May 2nd 4:00 PM STON 217

Whether we called it public engagement, participatory research, community-based scholarship, or outreach, working with research communities and engaging with the public about research outcomes is not “service.” Working closely with research communities to develop research and sharing project results are inextricable parts of research and teaching and should be considered as integrated programs. In this talk, I share experiences from the development of a Public Engagement Learning Community designed to help improve University recognitions and rewards for this work. I describe the development of metrics to evaluate the impacts of, for instance, The Sausage of Science Podcast or “grog talks” (e.g., Science on Tap) and how grant budgets can support the co-development of research with study participants. Integrating publicly engaged scholarship as a fundamental aspect of anthropological training has potential for improving equity in the discipline.

Anthropology Department Annual Awards Reception

Friday, April 28th 11:00-1:00 PFEN 241

The ANTH 2023 Annual Awards Reception Friday, April 28th, 11 am – 1 pm in PFEN 241.  Please be sure to attend if possible so we can celebrate and recognize our students and faculty for all their hard work this past academic year!  Lunch from Chipotle will be available as well! 

Bowling Party

Monday, February 20th 5:00-7:00 PM Rack and Roll Bowling Alley Purdue Memorial Union

Please join us for a fun evening of bowling, salad and sandwiches from Saladworks and great company!

Dr. Kali Rubaii- Reconnecting with Our Lifeblood Gallery Opening

Wednesday, December 7th 3rd Floor STON

The Department of Anthropology invites all Graduate and Undergraduate students to take a break during finals week and stop by Stone Hall for refreshments (meat, cheese, and cracker tray and lemonade) and check out our new photo exhibit in front of room 315.

Dr. Sophie Chao- Time Has Come to a Stop: Indigenous Lifeworlds, Socio-Environmental Change, and Plantation Temporalities on the West Papuan Resource Frontier

Friday, November 18th 12:00 WALC B091

Over the last decade, Indigenous Marind communities in the Indonesian-controlled region of West Papua have seen vast swaths of their customary lands and forests converted to monocrop oil palm plantations without their free, prior, or informed consent. Dr.Chao will draw on ethnographic findings presented in her recently published monograph, In the Shadow of the Palms: More-Than-Human Becomings inWest Papua (Duke University Press, 2022) to examine how monocrop oil palm expansion reconfigures human and other-than-human temporalities on theWest Papuan plantation frontier. This talk will consider how Indigenous Marind communities sense and make sense of time through their own understandings of history and its cycles of generation and destruction, inviting attention to how disempowered communities creatively harness hopelessness to reclaim the very terms of their existence, amidst and against attritive histories of ontological occupation and multispecies violence.

Dr. Sarah Schrader and Dr. Dean Browell- Envisioning Anthropological Futures: Preparing For Different Careers

Thursday, October 13th 9:00-10:15 WALC 2124

Exciting guest speakers will help students to envision careers that use anthropological knowledge and skills. You will hear about different career paths and how our visitors ask and address social science questions everyday.

Dr. Dean Browell- Digital Ethnography

Thursday, October 13th 11:30-12:20 STON 154

This workshop describes digital ethnography and how it can be used to inform business decisions. After presenting some basic information and tips, students will get to work in groups and practice techniques. You are also invited to come to the Anthropology Department’ Space for Practice (Lily Hall 1-101) from 3-4pm on for a drop in coffee with Dr. Browell and learn more about social media research.

Dr. Sarah Schrader- Bioarchaeology of the Everyday

Thursday, October 13th 1:30 WALC 2051

Using osteological indicators of activity patterns and diet, this lecture highlights patterns of everyday life in the ancient Nile Valley as they relate to social inequality, agency, and practice.

Eleanor Hadden- The Alaska Native Sisterhood/Brotherhood: The Fight for Indigenous Rights in the Early 20th C.

Wednesday, September 28th 12:30-1:20 STEW 314

The ANB and ANS, formed in 1912 and 1915, respectively, were Tlingit political organizations formed to fight for traditional land use rights as well as legal rights in the then-segregated territory of Alaska. This presentation provides an overview of the work of these organizations in the struggle for Indigenous rights.

Eleanor Hadden- Searching for My Great Aunt Mary

Friday, September 30th 1:30-2:20 Walc 3087

Starting in the late 19th and continuing well into the 20th-century thousands of Indigenous children in the United States and Canada were removed from their homes and sent to boarding schools, often run by religious organizations, with the goal of assimilating them into Euroamerican/ Canadian society while simultaneously undermining their Indigenous identity. Eleanor has been interviewed by news outlets and documentarians, and testified before the U.N. Human Rights Council, about her investigation into what happened to her mother's sister who was sent from Alaska to the Carlisle Indian Boarding School as a child, never to be seen again by her family. This presentation provides an overview of Eleanor's journey to find her missing aunt.

Hands-on Training in Archaeological Fieldwork Events

An archaeological field school at the Ouiatenon Preserve co-directed by Dr. Michael Strezewski (University of Southern Indiana, World Languages and Cultures) and Dr. H. Kory Cooper (Purdue University, Department of Anthropology) is providing students with hands-on training in archaeological fieldwork important for careers in Cultural Resources Management. The preserve, which includes Fort Ouiatenon (1717-1791) and other historic and Indigenous sites, is co-managed by the Roy Whistler Foundation, the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Ouiatenon Preserve Inc, and the Archaeological Conservancy. This project seeks to better understand historic and ancient land use within the preserve.

To learn more please join us at these two public events:

Archaeological Research at the Ouiatenon Preserve 2022

Presentation and Show-and-Tell: Thursday, June 9th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the TCHA History Center, 522 Columbia St., Lafayette.


Show-and-tell: Saturday, June 11, 10 am – 12 pm, Ouiatenon Preserve Overlook, 3655 S. River Road, West Lafayette.

For more information about the field school contact Dr. Cooper at: 

Rediscover Happy Hollow Park” Collaborative Design & Discussion Event

Wednesday, March 30; drop-in format; doors open 11 am – 7 pm

West Lafayette Wellness Center, 1101 Kalberer Rd.

Happy Hollow Park has meant many different things to generations of residents and visitors to West Lafayette. This event invites the public to share their experiences with Happy Hollow Park through several interactive activities to imagine the future for this urban park. Ideas will be brought to life by professional designers on-site from Kimley-Horn and Associates. L Kora food truck will be on-site from 5-7 p.m. This engaged research project has been made possible through generous support from the Honors College and the Office of Engagement.

This is a student-driven, interdisciplinary research project developed in close mentorship with faculty in Anthropology and Landscape Architecture through a unique, multi-year partnership with the City of West Lafayette.

The anthropology students, working with the city, have also installed QR code-enabled signage to conduct a survey of park users; please consider visiting Happy Hollow Park and sharing your feedback.

Anthropology Day is Thursday, February 17th!

Join us for fun activities!

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

  • Who? Current Purdue students and Anthropology Alumni
  • When? Questions released Monday, February 14, 2022, at 10:00am EST
  • Where? This webpage
  • Deadline for submissions: before midnight on Wednesday, February 16, 2022
  • What? Scavenger Hunt to gather items to celebrate Anthropology Day
  • More: The top three winners will get prizes!

 Virtual Zoom meeting

  • Who? Current Purdue students and Anthropology Alumni
  • When? Thursday, February 17th from 4:00-6:00pm EST
  • Where? (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)
  • What? Escape room, more prizes, and a chance to meet other students and catch up with alumni
  • More: The top three winners will get prizes!

We look forward to seeing you! Questions? Please contact 
Organized by the Purdue Anthropology Society, the Anthropology Graduate Student Organization, and the Department of Anthropology.

Postponed: The Case for Ontological Sovereignty: From African Fisheries to Toxic VOCs

Dr. Jennifer Lee Johnson will be giving an invited virtual lecture on "The Case for Ontological Sovereignty: From African Fisheries to Toxic VOCs" on February 11, 2022, from 12-1 PM as part of Indiana University's Environmental Resilience Institute's Environmental Resilience Speaker Series. Register here.

Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Purdue University and a current Fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program. Her research examines complex human-environment interactions at the confluence of ecological, economic, and socio-political transformations.

The Purdue University crowdfunding campaign for the Assirik Chimpanzee Research Project has launched!

The international collaboration involves Dr. Stacy Lindshield of Purdue University, Dr. Papa Ibnou Ndiaye of Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), UCAD graduate students, the Direction des Parcs Nationaux (DPN), DPN park rangers, and field research assistants from the local area. In order to continue their work, the team needs to purchase a four-wheel-drive vehicle that is in good condition for rugged terrain. All funds raised through this project will be used to rent or purchase a new vehicle that will provide safe and reliable transportation for the team. Use this link to learn more about the project and how to donate.


Critical Data Studies (CDS) Collective spring virtual reading discussion group

The Critical Data Studies (CDS) Collective is pleased to invite you to a spring virtual reading discussion group on critical data studies. This collective is a multidisciplinary community dedicated to examining the ethical, legal, social, cultural, epistemological, and political aspects of data science, big data, and digital infrastructure. At each of these get-togethers, participants will think about what CDS can teach us for dismantling structures of oppression and imagining ways to think, organize, and create for a more just world. 

Each reading group session will be hosted virtually over Zoom with closed-captioning enabled, and you are welcome to come to one, several, or all four sessions. Folks who are interested and curious about CDS and want to listen and contribute to the discussion are welcome to join. These get-togethers will be held from 1-2 pm EST on the following dates and are open to students, staff, faculty, and community members: 

  • February 16th (Abolishing: Abolition University and Feminist Refusal)
  • March 3rd (Doing: Anticolonial Science)
  • March 30th (Organizing: Digital Labor and Global Solidarity)
  • April 21st (Reimagining: Resistance in Action)

The list of assigned readings for each of the dates is available below. Once you open this link, if you click on the hyperlinked titles of the readings, you will be taken to the recommended piece:

At the bottom of this list, you’ll see an opportunity to sign up for our listserv in order to receive reminders, updates, and information about future CDS events. You’ll also find the Zoom information for joining the reading discussion group.

The intention for these events is to support collaborative dialogue. Attendees are expected to engage together by foregrounding respectful communication and avoiding violent or hateful speech. Please join if you are able to commit to these engagement intentions. Those who do not uphold these engagement intentions during the event will be removed from the teach-in zoom session.

Please do not hesitate to contact with any questions. For more information, visit  


KRISTINA LYONS, Vital Decomposition: Soil Practitioners and Life Politics (Book Talk)

October 21, 2021 | 5:00pm EDT | LWSN 1142 and livestreamed

How does attention to and stewardship of soils point to alternative frameworks for living and dying? Dr. Kristina Lyons, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, explores the way life strives to flourish in the face of violence, criminalization, and poisoning produced by militarized, growth-oriented development in the midst of the U.S.-Colombia war on drugs. Registration required:   

SUSAN BURCH, Institutional Racism: Survival and Resistance at the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians, 1902-2015

October 14, 2021 | 5:00pm EDT | WALC 2051
Critical Disability Studies Fall 2021 Lecture

SHELBY STEELE, Pursuing Racial Justice Together Learning Series Closing Event

April 20, 2021 | 7:00 pm EDT | Virtual Event
This event is being sponsored by Purdue Convocations with support from the Purdue Black Cultural Center and the Friends of Convos Endowment.

BALDWIN and BUCKLEY at Cambridge by Elevator Repair Service

April 15 |  7:30 pm EDT | Virtual Event

EcoLunch seminar
Dr. Kali Rubaii
Biting the Dust: Cement, Displacement, and Ecologies of War
January 27 | 12:30 pm EST | Virtual Event

Please join us as we attend the continuing Pursuing Racial Justice Together series


January 21 | 7:00 pm EST | Virtual Event

POLICING IN AMERICA: A PANEL DISCUSSION with Carmen Best, John Wood, Jr., Cheryl Dorsey and Coleman Hughes

December 3, 2020  | 7:00 pm EST | Virtual Event

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies & the Southeast Asia Research Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host a talk by Dr. Dada Docot, about colorism and anti-Blackness in the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora.
November 13, 2020 | 12:00-1:30 | Virtual Event

Virtual Lunch & Learn - Intersections between Environmental Justice & Indigenous Rights, Dr. Laura Zanotti, Professor of Anthropology.
November 11 | 12:00- 1:30 PM | Virtual Event, click on the above link to register.

Undergrad Callout
Please join us to learn more about an Anthropology major/minor Degree
October 22 | 4:00-5:00 | Virtual Event
Games, Costumes welcome! 

Please click on the above link to choose a session and register, limited space
October 21, 2020 – October 23, 2020 | Choose your session | Virtual Event

DEMOCRACY IN BLACK: A PANEL DISCUSSION with Soledad O’Brien, Charles Blow, Tara Setmayer and Michele Norris.  Please click on the link above to register.
October 27, 2020 | 7:00 pm EDT | Virtual Event

 BRYAN TERRELL CLARK, actor and singer, recently played Washington in Hamilton

THE PROMISE OF A JUST AMERICA: A PANEL DISCUSSION with Michael Steele, Ana Navarro, Amy Holmes and Juan Williams.   Please click on the above link to register
October 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm EDT | Virtual Event

Dr. Dána-Ain Davis, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Pregnancy and Premature Birth in the Afterlife of Slavery
Friday, September 25 | 12:00 pm | WebEx

Ancient Copper Metallurgy in Alaska and Canada 
Dr. H. Kory Cooper (Purdue University, Department of Anthropology)
Monday, September 28, 2020 @ 6:00pm 
Register here

Soviet Archaeology and Its Legacies in the Deserts of Uzbekistan, Central Asia 
Dr. Elizabeth Brite (Purdue University, Honors College)
Monday Sept 21, 2020 @ 6:00pm 
Register here 

Masters Defense, Kira Collins, MS Student
“Designing a Community of Practice in Purdue's Space for Practice: 
Exploring New Pedagogical” Approach Using Early Career Practitioner Input
Tues., Sept. 22, 2020, at 3.00 pm via WebEx

IBRAM X. KENDI, author of How To Be An Antiracist, September 2, 2020 / 7:00 pm EDT
Register here for a link to this free event

BEN CRUMP, civil rights attorney, lead attorney for the family of George Floyd, September 10, 2020 / 7:00 pm EDT
Register here for a link to this free event

Experimental Archaeology & Native Copper-Working Demonstration 
Sat, Sept 19, 2020 2-3 pm 
Registration Required
Sponsored by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association and the Department of Anthropology
September is Indiana Archaeology Month! As part of IN Archaeology Month join Prof. H. Kory Cooper (Department of Anthropology, Purdue University) for an online demonstration of native copper-working. Dr. Cooper's research examines ancient native copper innovation in the far north (Alaska and Canada). Join us to learn the basics of how native copper was worked and used by Indigenous People in North America.

Anthropology Brown Bag
Please join us for a virtual post-lecture chat discussing the conversation between Ibram X. Kendi and John Gates. 
September 4, 2020 from 12:00-1:00
Please email Jill Aldridge for your link to this discussion. 

Dr. Diana Steele Jones, Purdue Anthropology Alum
“Selecting your job search filters: navigating post-grad school opportunities and priorities”
Monday, March 23 | 4:30-5:30 | Virtual Connection: Join Meeting Meeting ID: 190 157 766  Password 497738

Travis Rupp, Research & Development Manager, and Beer Archaeologist at Avery Brewing Company
"Beginnings of Beer in Revolutionary America"

Travis Rupp, Research & Development Manager, and Beer Archaeologist at Avery Brewing Company
"Brewing Beer in Roman Britain"

Zara Mirmalek, Research Scientist, Bay Area Research Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, Senior Fellow, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University
Reproducing Science and Exploration Work in Extreme Environments in the Twenty-First Century
Friday, March 6 | 12:00 | STON 154

ANTHROPOLOGY DAY | February 20th, 2020
Come celebrate with Purdue Anthropology! Visit us at Lilly 101 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Stop by to learn more about anthropology and enjoy some international treats!

Dr. Julienne Rutherford, the University of Illinois at Chicago
Toward an Integrative Anthropology: Structuring Safe and Inclusive Developmental Environments
Friday, February 14 | 12:00 -1:00 | WALC 3087

INCESSANT: Exhibit opening for undergraduate research scholar, Laura Garcia
Exhibit dates November 25 through January 3, 2020 Stone hall 2nd floor

Dr. Mary Leighton, Postdoctoral Researcher Department of Anthropology, Inst. for Social Research, University of Michigan
Figures Lost and Found: A bioethnography of missing data in U.S.-Mexico transitional public health research
Friday, December 6 | 11:30 AM | STON 154 

Friday, November 8
12:00 - PHEN 241
Ellen Gruenbaum, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Purdue University
Can Anti-FGM Laws End the Cultural Practices of Female Genital Cutting?

The Model Minority Myth
Moderated by Dr. Pamela Sari, Featuring Panelists: Dr. Monica Trieu, Dr. Dada Docot, Liam Rowe and Artist Lugao Kasberg
Tuesday, October 15 | 6:00 PM | BCC

Unforeseen Circumstances: A symposium on Expertise and Justice in the Anthropocene
October 18
Roundtable:  11:00 – 1:00 | Nelson 1215
Plenary Panel: 3:00-5:00 | PHEN 241
Sponsored by CLA ENGAGE, Purdue Anthropology

Gideon Singer, PhD Defense | October 21, 2019 | 5:30 PM | STON 154

Open Seminar/Screening: THE CLEANERS (Hans Block) with an introduction & discussion led by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dada Docot 
Friday, Oct 25 | 2:30-4:30pm |WALC 3154
Limited seating, RSVP to

AnthroSeminar: Can Anti-FGM Laws End the Cultural Practices of Female Genital Cutting? Lessons from global data, programs, and ethnographic research in Sudan
Friday, November 8, 2019 12:00pm PFEN 241

Sydney Tuller, MS Defense | October 4, 2019 | 10:00 AM | BRNG B260

Anthrosem Panel Discussion
Cultivating Knowledge: An Open Forum on Agrarian Change, Political Ecology, and Rural Wellbing
Friday, September 27 | 12:30-2:30 | Nelson 1215

Engagement Lecture Series
Dr. Mark Nichter, University of Arizona
Creating a Buruli Ulcer community of practice in Bankim Cameroon as a model for community outreach in Africa
September 27 | 4:00 PM | Nelson 1215

Video is our Bow Film Screening and Talk
September 26, STEAM Lab Honors College, 4:30-6:00 pm - Reception to follow
Filmmaker Pat-i Kayapó is from the community of A’Ukre, Brazil. He has dedicated much of his life to upholding indigenous rights and celebrating indigenous ways of being. His ¬films highlight the roles of Indigenous Peoples in addressing some of the world’s grand challenges, including conservation.

Dr. Megan Milota, Assistant Professor in Medical Humanities, University Medical Center Utrecht
Found in translation: The rewards and chllenges of teaching narrative medicine in the Netherlands
Wednesday, September 25 | 1:30-2:30 | WALC 2007

Dr. Yolanda Moses, , University of California, Riverside
Universities as Sites for Cultural and Societal Transformation: A National Imperative
September 13 | 9:30 AM | PFEN 241

Nirupama Hayden, MS Defense | Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 1:00 - 1:30 pm, BRNG B2016

Sarah Caldwell, Ph.D. Defense | Thursday, May 9 | 9:00 AM | STON 217

MS Prospectus Presentations
Friday, April 26 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | STON 154

Annual Anthropology Awards Reception
April 22 | 11:00 am -12:30 | PFEN 241

Dr. Jorge Solorzano-Filho- BrownBag Talk: Field Ecology, Conservation and Photography in the Brazillian Amazon
April 22 | 1:30 - 3:00 | STON 154

MS Defense - Claire Sigworth
Wednesday, April 3 | 2:00 | STON 154

Purdue Anthropology at the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings.
“Engaging Change in Turbulent Times”
March 20 – March 23
2019 SfAA annual meetings, Portland, Oregon

Fresh from the Fields 1
Humera Dinar, Sarah Huang, Savannah Schulze
Wednesday, 2/13/2019 | 11:30-12:30 | STON 154

Tuesday, February 12 | 1:30-3:00 | STON 154

Joshua Marshack, professor of Biological Anthropology                                           
Race, Gender, and Human Natures: A Myth-Busting Toolkit (RSVP)      
Tuesday, January 29 | 2:30-3:45 | HCRS 1066

Joshua Marshack, professor of Biological Anthropology
Reifying Inequality by Amplifying Scientific Noise
Monday, January 28 | 1:30-2:20 | Honors Hall

Friday, January 28
9:30-11:00 | PFEN 241

Friday, January 25
10:30-12:00 | PFEN 241

Friday, January 18
10:30-12:00 | SC 239

Monday, January 14
9:30-11:30 | WALC 1132

Friday, January 11
10:30-12:00 | PFEN 241

Monday, January 7
9:30-11:00 | PFEN 241

11/09/2018 (Friday) Join us for Dr. Peter Ungar's lecture: "Evolution’s Bite:  How we can use teeth to understand the evolution of human diet” Stone Hall 154 at 11:30 AM

Dr. Michelle Rodrigues
“With a Little Help from My Friends: The Health Implications of Female Friendship”
October 30 |10:30 AM | BRNG B261

Department of Anthropology celebrates 10 years
October 12-3:00-5:00-WALC 1055
Keynote Speaker Nina Jablonski
Reception WALC 1055 5:00-7:00 PM
PMU Anniversary Drawing Room

9:00-10: 30 am Alumni Panel Using Anthropology in the World (PMU)
10:30-11:30am Research Poster Session
11:30am-12: 30 pm Discussion Envisioning the Future of Purdue Anthropology
12:30 pm Lunch

Join us for a brown bag discussion on Dr. Nina Jablonski's work, in preparation for her keynote address on October 12.
A conversation about the diversity and evolution of skin color
October 1 | 2:30-3:30 | STON 154

 Annual Anthropology Welcome Back
For all anthropology majors, minors, and anthro- curious students!
There will be free pizza and drinks!
Thursday, September 20 | 4:30-6:00 | WALC 3154

Grad Student Poster Presentations
ANTH 606 students presenting results from their class research project, Stop by!
Thursday, May 3 | STON 218 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Joseph Orkin, University of Calgary
Join us on April 25 to learn how field, laboratory, and computational anthropology are uncovering new dimensions of conservation and our own microbiomes
April 25 | 2:30 pm | STON 154

Dr. Peter Waddell, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University and the Ronin Institute
Breakthroughs in Phylogenetics are rewriting the descent of the genus Homo
April 23 | 1:30-2:30 | STON 154

Anthro Seminar
John-Ben Soileau, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois, will discuss agrarian transformation in Brazil
“The Quilombolization of an Amazonian Peasantry in a post-NGO era of “Sustainability”
April 4, 2018 | 2:30 pm | STON 154

Anthro Seminar
Graduate Student Presentations
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
2:30 PM
STON 154

Anthro Seminar
NVivo workshop/ Kendall Roark
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2:30 PM
STON 154

Dr. Sarah Osterhoudt, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University
Nobody Wants to Kill: Anxiety, Security, and Self Surveillance in Madagascar's Vanilla Boom
Wednesday, February 21
2:30 PM STON 154

A Burial's Burden: Occupational Stress in Ancient Egypt
Dr. Anne Austin, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Tuesday, February 13 at 9:00 AM
GRIS 103

Assessing Ancient Human Butchery Behaviors
Dr. Erik Otárola-Castillo, Professor of Anthropology
February 7 at 2:30
STON 154

Dr. Sherry C. Fox, Eastern Michigan University
“The People of the Philistine Cemetery at Ashkelon”
January 30 at 9:00 am
GRIS 103

Jennifer Johnson- Discussion on From Brexit to Trump and Signaling Safety
January 24, 2:30 PM, STON 154

Workshop: Led by renowned medical anthropologist, Dr. Lenore Manderson
Tuesday, Nov. 14
STON 154  4:30 PM

Reading Lenore Manderson (discussion of pre-circulated papers in preparation of her upcoming visit)
Friday, November 10
2:30-3:30  UNIV 017
Join us after in the Stone Hall Atrium for light refreshments and conversation!

The Unequal Ecologies of Extracorporeal Living
Dr. Lenore Manderson, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology
Monday, November 13
3:30 PM Forney G140

“Who Built that? A Participatory approach to Digital Research Infrastructure Design for Maternal Child Health Research”
Kendall Roark, Courtesy Faculty, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Friday, October 27  2:30-3:30  UNIV 017

Zoe Nyssa
"We Need To Talk (About How We Talk) About the Environment"
Friday, October 20th at 5:30 PM
MJIS 1001

Natalie Mueller, Archaeologist and Paleoethnobiologist
Friday, October 13, 2:30-3:30 ,UNIV 017

13th Annual Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference
October 13-15

“Fresh from the Fields” Part 2
Friday, September 29
UNIV 017
Join us after in the Stone Hall Atrium for light refreshments and conversation!

Meet our faculty and learn about department internship opportunities and important skills you will develop by studying Anthropology
September 21, 2017
3:30-5:00 PM
Stewart Center 314

Anthropology Seminar
“An Anthropological Inquiry of Aging and "Good" Caregiving in San Francisco's Oldest Neighborhood” with Erika Carrillo
September 18
BRNG 1238

Anthropology Seminar
"Fresh from the Field"
Friday, September 15
UNIV 017

Elizabeth Wirtz, Ph.D. Candidate, Ph.D. defense
"The Inhumanity of Humanitarian Aid: Gender and Violence in a Kenyan Refugee Camp"
Monday, June 5, 2017 | 10:00 AM | STON 154

Sarah Huang, Department of Anthropology & Ecological Sciences and Engineering Program
Ph.D. Proposal presentation- "If we can’t grow rice, then what?: Remaking agroecological livelihoods in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
Thursday, May 4 2017 | 3.00-4.00 pm | STON 217

April 26 - Anthropology Masters Student presentations
Wednesday, April 26 | 11:30-1:00 | STON 154
Alison Kirkham
“That’s Disgusting”: American Perception of Arthropods and the Categorization of Insects as Inedible
Matthew Fuka 
Gender and Activity in Early Iron Age Mongolia: Entheseal Changes Among the Xiongnu
Lauren Murfree
Collective Action, Reproductive Justice, and Activism in the Midwest
Melissa Torquato
Why Do We Farm?: Risk Assessment of the Foraging Farming Transition in North America

April 12 - Dr. Amanuel Beyin, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
Want to deepen your knowledge of the origin and dispersal of early modern humans and learn about collaborative research projects in Eritrea, Kenya and the Sudan
Wednesday, April 12 | 11:30-12:30 | STON 154

Dr. Kate Clancy, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
“Adolescent life history transitions: the role of family and friends”
Monday, March 27 | 1:30-3:00 | BRNG 1222
Brown Bag Series

Madisson Whitman, Anthropology Graduate Student
Ph.D. Proposal Presentation- Bodies of data: social marginalization and big data
Thursday, April 6 | 11:00-12:00 | BRNG B247

Brown Bag Lecture series-Grad Student conference presentations
Lauren Murfree
Sarah Huang
Jennifer Wise
Wednesday, March 22 | 11:30-12:30 | STON 154

The Border and the Ban
A discussion on the Trump administration's travel bans and the wall at the USA-Mexico border
Prof. James McCann: Political Science
Prof. Ellen Gruenbaum: Anthropology
Dr. Akram Almakki: Nephrologist at IU-Arnett
Thursday, March 23 | 5:45-6:45 PM | HCRS Steam Lab

Native American Educational and Cultural Center
Kayapó filmmakers, Leaders, and Artists
Reception |Monday, March 6 | 6:00-7:30 PM | Krannert Auditorium
Film Screening and discussion | Monday, March 6 | 6:00-7:30 PM |Krannert Auditorium
Reception and Exhibit | Tuesday, March 7 | 4:30-6:30 PM | MANN Hall

Brown Bag Lecture Series
Dr. Nicholas Ssempijja, Ph.D., Fulbright Visiting Scholar
"From Orality to Chanting: and Religious Identity in Post-Vatican II Uganda"
Wednesday | March 1 | 11:30-12:30 | STON 154

Sociology Colloquium Series
Dr. Shawn Bauldry, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Purdue University
"Multigenerational Attainment and the Mortality of Silent Generations Women?"
Wednesday | March 1 | 3:30 p.m. | STON 217

Brown Bag Lecture Series
Liz Hall, Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate
"Zoonotic Risks at the Human-Primate Interface: Behavior, Nutritional Status, and Immune Function in a Central African Forest Reserve"
Friday | March 3 | 12:00-1:00 | BRNG 1206

CRYPH-Center for Research on Young Peoples Health welcomes participation
"Beyond Risk: Social Influences of Young Women's Health in Africa"
Friday | Feb. 24th | 12:00-5:00 PM | STEW Room 218

Brad Kroupa, PhD (Indiana University) and President, Arikara Community Action Group
“Past to Present: A Narrative of Arikara Nation Building”
Monday, February 20th | 215-3:45 | MTHW 304

Anahid Matossian
Anahid holds an MS from our department. She has had some fabulous work experiences in human and women’s rights before returning to graduate school for her PhD. She will be joining us on February 15th to talk about her path since she left us and how she ended up back in the classroom.
Wednesday, February 15 | 11:30-12:30 | STON 154

Human Rights Program
Elizabeth Wirtz, Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Anthropology
"Keeping and Breaking Promises: The Shifting State of Refugee Policy Under the Current US Administration"
Wednesday, February 8 | 12:30-1:20 | BRNG 1245

Stacy Lindshield
Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Department of World Languages & Cultures
"A chimpanzee’s dilemma: disentangling feeding risk and reward in complex landscapes"
Wed | Dec.7th | PFEN 241 | 1:30-3:00

PH.D Prospectus
Gideon Singer
"Time to Reboot: An Ethnography of Everyday Life and E-Waste Management in South Australia"
Wed | Dec. 7th | 9:00 AM | BRNG B247

Caley Johnson, Adjunct Professor
Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
"Nutritional ecology of forest-living olive baboons (Papio anubis) in Uganda"
Mon | Dec. 5th | 1:30-3:00 | NLSN 1215

Friday, December 2
Phendler Hall Room 241 at 5:30 PM
Brown Bag Series Lecture
Myths of 'Modern' Human Origins: Stone Tools and Lessons from Omo Kibish, Ethiopia
By Dr. John J. Shea Professor, Stony Brook University

Dr. Melanie Beasley, Visiting Assistant Professor
University of California, San Diego
Human-Environment Interactions: Using Stable Isotopes to Investigate Adaptive Flexibility
Wednesday, November 30
NLSN 1215, 9:45 - 11:15 am

Thursday, November 10
3:30 PHEN 241
Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Diego Soares
Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge in Contemporary Brazil: Ontological Dialogues, Agency Translation in the Amazon and Cerrado

Friday, November 11th
Stop by the opening of Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Diego Soares photo and sound exhibit, Krukàdjà Kayapó, from his time spent with the Mebêngôkre-Kayapó of the Brazilian Amazon. The gallery opening is from 4:00-6:00 PM in the atrium of Mann Hall.

Wednesday, November 2nd
Brown Bag Series-Lectures
Exaggerated Masculinity, Political Extremism and Normative Displacement, by Dr. Norman O'Neill
11:30 AM | STONE 154

Friday, November 4
CALC Colloquium
From the Cradle to the Grave: Life History Transitions and the Ecology of Aging in a Yucatec Maya Subsistence Farming Community, by Dr. Amanda Veile

Thursday, October 27th
Brown Bag Series – Lectures
Calories and Consequences: Energetics, Ecology, and Evolution in Humans and other Primates, by Dr. Herman Pontzer
3PM | STONE 154

Brown Bag Lecture
Conversations: Safety in the Field, by Annagul Yaryeva
Wednesday, October 5th
11:30-12:20 | STON 154

Wednesday, September 28
Purdue Anthropological Society (P.A.S.T.) Office Open House. 
BRNG 1232  7:00 PM

Brown Bag Lecture
Conversations: Fresh From the Fields Part 2
Wednesday, September 21
STON 154

Brown Bag Lecture
Conversations: Fresh From the Fields, Part 1
Wednesday, September 7
STON 154

Kirsten Green, Department of Anthropology, University of Montana
Tracing Mortuary Trends at Cahal Pech using Stable Isotope Data
Friday, April 22

Sarah Caldwell, Proposal Defense
In the Wake of War: Activity Patterns and Ottoman-Occupation in 14th-17th Century Croatia
Monday, April 25
2:30 in STON 154

Department of Anthropology annual Awards Banquet
Thursday, April 28th
PHEN 241

Goat Roast
sponsored by PAST (Purdue Anthropology Society)

  • Create stone tools
  • Participate in fun activities
  • Enjoy great food

Loeb Fountain
April 30th, 12:30-3:00
RSVP here

Brazil Abroad 2016
Students will learn the rigors of ethnographic field methods in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. In addition, students work with anthropologists, conservation biologists, indigenous leaders, and NGO directors from the area on a final project tailored to their academic and professional goals.

Anthropology Graduate Student Organization guest speaker
Dr. Agustín Fuentes Biological Anthropologist, University of Notre Dame
Thursday, March 31 at 1:30 Pm, BRNG B212, 5:30 PM, STEW 320

Brazil Abroad Call Out!
Indigenous Peoples, Conservation and Development
Ethnographic Field Methods
January 25th or February 1
5:45-6:30   STON 154

Karen Lorena Romero Leal
Visiting Undergraduate Researcher from
the Universidad Nacional de Colombia
"Social Representation in Testimonial Literature of
Kidnapping in the Colombian Amazon"
Wednesday, December 9th
10:30 – 11:30 am
Stone Hall 217

Alt-Ac, Tenure Track and the Value of Scholarly Labor
Kendall Roark, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor / Research Data Specialist
Purdue University Libraries
Monday, November 30th 10:30 – 11:30 am
Stone Hall 217

Anthropology Graduate Student Organization Guest Speaker
Dr. Fred Smith, Professor of Anthropology, Illinois State University
"The Fate of the Neandertals" 
Monday, November 16 at 5:30
BRNG 2280

Matthew Pike, Ph.D. Candidate
Purdue Department of Anthropology
Modeling Technological Complexity: Innovation in Indigenous Copper Technologies of the North
Thursday, November 12, 1:30-2:30
Stone Hall 154

Dr. Fred Smith, Professor of Anthropology 
Illinois State University
The Naming of Neandertals: The Rise of Homo neanderthalensis and the Fall of Homo primigenius
Monday, November 16, 1:30-2:30
Stone Hall 154

Dr. Michael Shott Professor, University of Akron
Anthropology and Classical Studies
Separate the Useless from the Useful: Testing Theoretical Predictions of Tool Production Behavior at the Modena Obsidian Quarry, Nevada
Monday, October 26, 3:30-4:30
Stone Hall 154

P.A.S.T. Callout
Monday, September 21st
6:30 PM

Dr. Elizabeth Rowe
"Social Media for Academics"
September 21, 3:30-4:30
STON 154

All Majors Career & Grad Program Fair
September 23, from 10:00-2:00
PMU North Ballroom

Anthropology Welcome Back
Tuesday, September 15
Lilly G420

Rainbow Callout
September 14, 6:00 PM
PMU North and South Ballrooms

Sarah Caldwell, Katie Whitmore
"Bioarchaeology Fieldwork in Sudan: a Glimpse at the Nubian Past"
Tuesday, April 14
STON 154

Dr. Amanda Veile, PhD
"The Dynamic Duo: Epidemiologic and Life History Perspectives on the Mother-Infant Dyad"
Friday, December 12
9:30-11:00 AM
PHEN 241

Dr. Daniel Sellen, PhD
"New Tools to Support Ancient Needs: Health Innovations and Cell Phone Support for Infant Feeding"
Friday, December 12

Tara Cepon-Robbins, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon
“The effects of socioeconomic and cultural change on parasite exposure and immune function in the Shuar of Amazonian Ecuador”
Monday, December 8
PFEN 241
2:30 – 3:30 pm

Katie Olszowy, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University
"Health transition in Vanuatu: Impact of maternal body composition, behavior, and household factors on child nutritional status"
Monday, December 1

Bryce Carlson, PhD
Exploring the Processes of Human Adaption: Running 117 Marathons in 140 days in the Race Across the USA
Wednesday, December 1
STON 217

Dr. Ama Boakyewa, PhD
Wednesday, November 19th
STON 154

Dr. Trevor Stamper
Continuity in a discrete world: the trans-disciplinary nature of forensics at Purdue
Wednesday, November 5th
STON 154

Indigenous Peoples, Conservation, and Development
Brazil Abroad 2015
Ethnographic Field Methods
October 8 or October 22
Stone 154
7:30-8:30 pm

Screening Room Series

Owners of the Water
Directed by Laura R. Graham, David Hernández Palmar, Caimi Waiásse
October 24
7:00-9:00 PM
STON 154

Directed by Esy Casey
November 14
7:00-9:00 PM
STON 154

Anthropology Brown Bag Lecture
Applied Anthropology and Alaskan Subsistence
Monday, October 6th
STON 154

Matthew Pike-PhD Proposal Presentation
Northern Innovation: Modeling the social, environmental, and technical aspects of copper technologies of the north.
Tuesday, August 26
11:00 am STON B2

CLA Study Abroad Fair
September 3, 2014 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Purdue Memorial Mall

MS Final Exam-Shawna Follis
“Dental Fluctuating Asymmetry as a Measure of Environmental Stress in Nasca”
Monday, July 21, 2014
2:00 in STON B2

MS Final Exam-Alyssa Kirschling
“Body Positivity: Community, Identity, and Self-Care on”
Friday, June 27 at 2:30  STON B2

MS Prospectus Presentations
Elizabeth Hall, Garrett Hunt, Madisson Whitman & Maria Wundram Pimentel MS Candidates, Department of Anthropology Purdue University Wednesday, April 23rd, 12-1:30 PM, LILY 2102

MS Final Exam-Joshua Van Drei
"Historical Configurations of Knowledge Among the Inupiat of Arctic Alaska"
April 14, 2014 at 12:00pm, STON 154

Dr. Suzanne Eckert
Gender and Identity Among theAncestral Pueblo: An Archaeological Perspective           
April 10TH 3:00 PM
SMTH 118

Ph.D. Defense-Franco Lai-“Lesbi Migrant Sexuality: Indonesian Domestic Workers in Hong Kong” Monday, March 31 2:00 PM STON 154

Spring 2014 Socio-cultural Anthropology Colloquium Sherylyn Briller, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology "Applying Anthropology To Understand Life Transitions, Aging and Ritual" Tuesday, April 1, 2014, PHEN 241 9:30-11:00 AM

MS Final Exam Elizabeth Gravalos “Conceptualizing Community Identity Through Ancient Textiles: Technology and the Uniformity of Practice at Hualcayan, Peru” Wednesday, April 2 12:00 PM STON B2

Ph.D. Defense- Verity Whalen “Re-Becoming Nasca: Borderlands and the Politics of Ethnic Identity in Prehispanic Peru.” Friday, April 4,  10:00 AM STON B2.

Department of Anthropology
Guest Presentation
"Coupled Human-Natural Systems on the North Pacific and Southern Bering Sea: the Sanak Islands Biocomplexity Project”
Herbert Maschner, Director,
Idaho Museum of Natural History
and Professor of Anthropology,
Idaho State University
Wednesday, March 5th, 10:30-12:00, PFEN 241

Reflections on Dissertation Fieldwork
Ryan Plis & Betsy Wirtz Ph.D. Candidates, Department of Anthropology Purdue University Wednesday, April 9th, 12-1PM, LILY 2102

'Territory-Anchored Rights’ and Refugee Repatriation: Pentecostalism and the Case of Liberian Returnees from Ghana Jonas Ecke, Ph.D. Student, Department of Anthropology Purdue University Thursday, March 6th 11AM-12PM, STON B2

Spring 2014 Socio-cultural Anthropology
Colloquium Series
Susan Crate, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology,
George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014
PFEN 241
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Spring 2014 Socio-cultural Anthropology Colloquium Series
“Social Connectedness, Loneliness and Technology Support for Older Irish Adults”
Susan Squires, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anthropology,
University of North Texas
Friday, February 21, 2014
PFEN 241
9:30 – 11:00 am

Spring 2014 Socio-cultural Anthropology Colloquium Series
Dr. Bryan Tilt, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University
“Dams and Development in China: Applying Anthropology to Improve Livelihoods and Environmental Decision-Making”
Friday, February 14
BRNG 1245

Spring 2014 Socio-cultural Anthropology Colloquium Series
Dinah Hannaford, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
"Les Femmes Des Immigrés: Navigating Love and Marriage in Neoliberal Senegal"
Monday, January 27, 2014
STON 215
9:30 – 11:00 am

Spring 2014 Socio-cultural Anthropology Colloquium Series
Maurice Magaña Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, Univeristy of Oregon
“From the Barrios to the Barricades: Youth, Cultural Production and Urban Space”
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
PFEN 241
9:30 – 11:00 am

Spring 2014 Socio-cultural Anthropology Colloquium Series
"Floating Labor in a Bind: Agribusiness and Land Protest Camps in Brazil"
LaShandra Sullivan, Ph.D.,
Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago
Thursday, January 16, 2014
WTHR 320
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Ph.D. Final Exam-Anjali Bhardwaj "She's Fine!' Postpartum Morbidity and Public Health Services in Southern Rajasthan, India" Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 3:00 PM MTHW 111

MS Final Exam-Zhenzhen You "Understanding Female Sex Workers in China: An Anthropological Perscpective" Friday, November 15, 2013, 8:30 AM STON B2

Call Out for Brazil Study Abroad 2014! (Refer to our main page for 2015 Brazil Abroad callout)
Details available on the following dates
October 24, 5:30-6:30 STON 154
November 1, 5:00-6:00 STON 154

Brown Bag Lecture Series

October 14, 2013
J. David McMahan, Archaeologist/Consultant (former State Archaeologist for Alaska)
"Exploring the Archaeology of Alaska’s Colonial Russian Settlements"
12:00 - 1:00 BRNG 222

October 31, 2013
Auderey Ricke, Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University
"Making “Sense” of German-Brazilian Identity: Ethnicity, Nation, and Sensory Experience at Oktoberfest in Blumenau, Brazil"
12:00 -1:00 BRNG B261

November 13, 2013
Elizabeth Rowe, Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University
"Making “Sense” of German-Brazilian Identity: Ethnicity, Nation, and Sensory Experience at Oktoberfest in Blumenau, Brazil"
12:00-1:00 BRNG 222

Engineering and Anthropology Workshop Series
"Choosing a Community to Work In"
Thursday, October 10

Engineering and Anthropology
Workshop Series Fall 2013
Putting it All Together: The Project Cycle from Start to Finish
Tuesday, November 19
5:30-8:30  HICKS G908D

Dr. Evelyn Blackwood
"Finding the Rainbow: Understanding Sexual Diversity in a Global World"
Open Lecture
Tuesday, September 24
Forney G140

Conner Wiktorowicz - “In Vino Veritas: Storage of Liquids and Relational Ecologies in Bronze Age Cyprus”
Monday, May 6 from 12.00-1.00pm
STON 154.

PhD defense
Jeremy Beach - “Border Relations: A Bioarchaeological Investigation of the Rise of the Xiongnu Polity”
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Diana Steele- “Geographies of Difference: Examining Race and Place through Amazonian Migrants Livelihoods in Peru”
Thursday, April 25, 2013
 3.00 PM  STON B2

Adlina Maulod - “Labor of Love: Queer Kinship and Parenthood among Female Same-Sex Partners in Singapore”
Thursday, April 25, 2013
4:00 PM    STON B2

Kyle Jones - “Creating Collective Spaces: Youth and Hip Hop in Urban Peru”
Thursday, April 18, 2013
2:30 PM   MTHW 111

Ph.D. Final Exam Sarah Schrader
"Bioarchaeology of the Everyday: Analysis of Diet and Activity Patterns in the Nile Valley"
Monday, April 22, 9:30 AM
STON 154

Anthropology Awards Reception
Tuesday, April 23
4:30-6:00 PM
BRNG 2290
Brown Bag Lecture
Tuesday, April 23rd 12:00-1:30
"Stranger in Strange Land: Archaeologist meets Hollywood and Discovers Stargates and Marauding Mummies"
Stuart Tyson Smith, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology University of California Santa Barbara

The Anthropology Graduate Student Organization will be having a fundraiser at Noodles & Co. on Tuesday, April 16 from 5:00- 9:00 PM. If you would like to support our organization in this fundraiser, please mention "Anthropology Graduate Student Organization"
when you purchase a meal. (dine in, carry out, or delivery) during the stated time, and the organization will receive 25% of the proceeds from your purchase.

 The Anthropology Graduate Student Organization (AGSO) and the Global Engineering Program will be hosting two talks by Dr. Elizabeth Briody.
"Park Brake Cable Routing Issue"
Monday, April 8 at 3:30
Cafe Royale
(Corner of Stadium and Northwestern)
"Using an Organizations Culture Story
as a Roadmap for Change"
Tuesday, April 9 at 1:30
SC 239

Engineering/Anthropology Workshop Series
"Community Needs Assessment"
Tuesday, April 9
5:30-8:30 PM

 Engineering and Anthropology Workshop Series
"Community Asset Analysis"
Wednesday, March 27
5:30-8:30 HAMP 1252

Engineering and Anthropology Workshop Series
Designing Projects that Work
Thursday, February 21
5:30-8:30, FRNY 1043

Department of Anthropology Brown Bag Lecture
The (Mis)use and Evaluation of Analogy in Archaeology: The Case of Combat among the Southern Moche (AD 100 – 750) of Northern Peru
Richard Sutter, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Indiana U - Purdue U Fort Wayne
Wednesday, January 30th, 12:30-1:30, KRAN G016

Public Lecture
"The Long Life of Racism and Islamophobia"
Presented by Junaid Rana
Monday, October 15
4:30-5:30 p.m.
WTHR 160

Brown Bag Lecture
"My Summer in the Amazon: Ethnography with the Kayapo"
Thursday, October 4th
University Hall 101

Annual Awards Reception
Thursday, April 26
BRNG 2290

Brownbag Lunch
Ryan Plis, Ph.D. Prospectus
Thursday, April 26

Dr. Ellen Gruenbaum keynotes speaker
Student Conference
Ball State University April 12-13

Brownbag Lunch
MS Prospectus
Thursday, April 5

Brown Bag Lunch
Speaker: Donald Holly, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Eastern Illinois University
"An Archaeology of the Belief Systems of the Beothuk Indians of Newfoundland"
Thursday, March 29
REC 121

Brown Bag Lunch
Speaker: Elise Kordis, Director/Curator Miami County Museum
Bridging the Gap: From Anthropology Student to Museum Professional
Thursday, March 8
12:00-1:00 pm
REC 121

IBRC Journal Club Meeting
Dr. Bryce Carlson
Date: Wednesday 2/22
Time: 12:00-1:00

Brown Bag Lecture
Anthropology Gruaduate Student Presentations
Thursday, November 10
REC 309

Anthropology Graduate Program Open House
November 11
10:00-3:00 PM
Event begins in Stone Hall Room B2 at 10:00 AM
You can find further information on our homepage

Wiping Away the Tears Symposium:
The Battle of Tippecanoe in
History and Memory
Free and open to the public
November 3-5

Rob Wanner
Landscape of Decimation? The impact of Roman colonization on Northwest Transylvania
Thursday, October 27
REC 315 12:00-1:00

Thursday, October 13th
Richard Weld
Stress in Contemporary Japan
Stone Hall B2, 12-1:00 pm

“Tracing the Horse in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, and Arabia”
Dr. Sandra Olsen
Curator and Head of Anthropology Section
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Monday, August 8th at 4:00 PM
STON 217

Anthropology Annual Awards Reception
Monday, April 25th
Pfendler Hall, Rm#241
2:30-4:00 pm

Monday, April 4
Blair Daverman, Purdue University
A bioarchaeological perspective on diet and health consequences of Akkadian imperial consolidation at Kish, Iraq
Stone B2 2:30

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Dr. Linda van de Kamp, African Studies Centre, Leiden
The Making of Love: Brazilian Pentecostal Confrontational Interventions in Maputo, Mozambique BRNG 1238 2:30-3:30 pm

Study Abroad Callout Brazil and Kenya
Dr. Ellen Gruenbaum and Dr. Laura Zanotti
Wednesday, March 9, 2011, BRNG 1248 at 12:30 pm -OR- UNIV 17 at 5:45 pm

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Dr. Shanshan Lan, Connecticut College
Is this what you call racial discrimination?: Chinese immigrant workers in multiracial Chicago
RAWL 2058 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Friday, February 11, 2011
Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Princeton University
Race, Hip Hop and Muslim Youth Self-Making in Chicago
RAWL 2070 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Monday, February 7, 2011
Mitchell Irwin, Ph.D., McGill University
The Lean Season Lasts All Year: Effects of Forest Fragmentation on Primate Ecology and Health in Madagascar
PHEN 241 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Sara Busdiecker, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Performing Blackness into the Bolivian Nation: The Presencing Powers of Afro-Bolivian Saya Music and Dance
PFEN 241 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Friday, January 21, 2011
Bryce Carlson, Emory University
Reconstructing consumption from the ground up: Isotopic dietary ecology of wild chimpanzees in Western Uganda
RAWL 2070 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Fatimah Williams Castro, Rutgers University
We've Told These Stories Before": Afro-Colombian Testimonies and Challenges to Transnational Solidarity Building
PFEN 241 2:30-3:30 pm

Friday, January 14, 2011
Michael Wasserman, University of California, Berkeley
Feeding on Phytoestrogens: Implications of Estrogenic Plants for Primate Ecology & Evolution
PFEN 241 2:30-3:30 pm

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Carolyn Jost, Purdue University
Multi-faceted approaches to understanding changes in wildlife and livelihoods in a forest system: A case study from the Central African Republic BRNG 1238 12:00-1:00

Wednesday, November 17, 2010?
Koban Cemetery: Late Bronze/Early Iron Age Caucasian Materials from French Museum Collections
Giorgi Bedianashvili, Centre for Archaeological Studies
Georgian National Museum
BRNG 1238 12:00-1:00

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The Mississippian Boom and Bust?:
A Multiscalar & Multidisciplinary Examination of the Late Prehistoric Period in the Midwest
Jeremy J. Wilson, Department of Anthropology, IU-PUI
BRNG 1238 12:00-1:00

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The 2010 Purdue Archaeological Field
Season in Nasca, Peru: Ancient Mining,
Music, Households and a Headless Burial
Kevin Vaughn and Verity Whalen
BRNG 1238 12:00-1:00

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Conservation and Ethnoecology
in Madagascar
Dr. Douglas Hume, NKU
RAWL 3058, 12:00-1:00

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Economic Diversification and Sustainable Development
Dr. Laura Zanotti, Department of Anthropology
CLA Green Week Panel
STEW 314 1:30-3:00 PM

Friday, October 8th
Biocultural diversity and Hydrodevelopment Emerging Trends Sustainable Futures
Dr. Barbara Rose Johnston, UC Santa Cruz
Lawson 1142 12:30-1:30 pm

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce it is hosting the Midwest Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Association Annual Meeting this Fall. The meeting will take place in Stone Hall and Lilly Hall from October 8-10th. Questions? Contact Dr. Michele Buzon

Wednesday, September 29th
Heart is Where The Home Is: Lenape/Delaware Homelands
Dr. Dawn Marsh, Department of History
BRNG 1238 12:00-1:00 pm

Dr. Sharon Williams
Science on Tap
Lafayette Brewing Company
September 23rd - 6:00pm

Spring 2010 Anthropology Colloquium Series

May 28th - 30th, 2010
Sudan Studies Association
29th Annual Conference
Sudan's Elections and the Referendum: Choices, Last Chances, A Time For Change?

Thursday, April 29th
Masterpieces of Ancient Metallurgy
Dr. Michael L. Wayman, University of Alberta
ME (Mechanical Engineering) 161
4:30-5:45 pm

Friday, April 30, 2010
Does Milk Make Children Grow?
Andrea S. Wiley, Ph.D.
BRNG 2280
10:30 a.m.

Friday, April 30th
Ferrous Metallurgy in Ancient China
Dr. Michael L. Wayman, University of Alberta ARMS
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering 1010
3:30-4:45 pm

Wednesday, April 28
Aging in the World: Individuals, Populations, the WHO and Anthropology
Dr. Sharon Williams, Purdue University
BRNG 1222
12:00-1:00 pm

Recent Archaeological Fieldwork at Tombos, Sudan
Dr. Michele Buzon, Purdue University
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
BRNG 1222
12:00-1:00 pm

Fostering reproductive health through entertainment-education in the Peruvian Amazon: The social construction of Bienvenida Salud!
Dr. Beverly Davenport Sypher, Purdue University. Dr. Sypher is Associate Provost, Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair for Leadership
Excellence, and Professor of Communications
Thursday, April 15, 2010
BRNG 1238
12:00-1:00 pm