Past Colloquia

Fall 2006

Date Speaker Title
September 8th Ramon Fabregas, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain Approach to the recent prehistory of Galicia  (NW Iberia)
September 15th John Watanabe, Dartmouth College Thinking Ethnographically about Culture, State, and Nation in Nineteenth-Century Western Guatemala
September 25th (Monday: 3:30-4:30, LSE 106) Leo Chavez, University of California, Irvine Discipline and Punish: The Cultural Contradictions of Citizenship and Belonging among the Children of Latin American Immigrants.
October 4 Norah Anita Schwartz, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF)  Tijuana, Mexico Childhood Asthma and Medical Pluralism on the Mexican Border: From Coconut Shells to Cepahosporin
October 6 Michelle Sauther, University of Colorado Lemur Fragmentation Biology: The Effects of Habitat Variation on Health, Disease Ecology and Behavior in a Population of Wild Ring-tailed Lemurs, Lemur catta.
October 12 (Thursday: 7:00PM Neeb Hall) Setha Low, City University of New York Behind the Gates: The Consequences of Secured Residential Communities in the Urban and Suburban United States
October 19 (Thursday: 3:30-4:30 LSE 104) Linda Manzanilla, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Teotihuacan as a corporate organization in Classic Central Mexico: an anomaly in Mesoamerica
October 23 (Monday: 3:30-4:30 PSF 166) Bill Maurer, University of California, Irvine Revenue, Rule, and the Revenue Rule: Toward an Anthropology of Taxation
October 24 (Tuesday: 7:30 PM Great Hall. The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law) Jean Clottes, Conservateur Général du Patrimoine, France Cosquer Revisited
November 17 Lawrence Straus, University of New Mexico El Miron Cave: A Long Cultural Sequence for the late Upper Pleistocene & Holocene in the Cantabrian Cordillera of Northern Spain
December 1  (11.30-12.30, COOR 5635; cosponsored with CePoD )  Craig Hadley - University of Michigan Child Feeding Attitudes and Expectations: What Do Ethiopian Adolescents Know and Why Does It Matter?
December 5 (7.00PM, LSA 191) Bob Brier, Long Island University The Murder of Tutankhamen, or the Discovery of Unknown Man E.
December 8 Janet Hoskins, University of Southern California

Mysteries of the Left Eye of God: Caodai Spiritism in Vietnam and California


Spring 2006

Date Speaker Title
January 20th Brian Arthur, Santa Fe Institute and Palo Alto Research Center

How technologies come into being

January 27th Charlotte Arnauld, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France Living together: hierarchy, filiation and alliance in Classic Lowland Maya residential groups
February 3 Sissel Schroeder, University of Wisconsin A Large Town, All Enclosed
February 6 (Monday: 2.00pm)

AED 60

Sam Bowles - Santa Fe Institute and University of Siena Are inter-demic selection models of the evolution of human altruism empirically plausible?
February 10 Emily Umberger - School of Art, Arizona State University Aztec Politics, Iconography and Religion:  Images of two Gods on a Great Sacrificial Stone 
February 13 (Time: 3.40 pm)

Languages and Literature building, room 2

Michele Buzon - University of Alberta A Bioarchaeological Perspective on Egyptian Colonialism in Nubia During the new Kingdom
February 16 (Time: 4.15pm)

PS H-153

David Samuels, University of Massachusetts Sounding Identities
February 16 (Time: 6.30pm)

AED 60

Panel discussion Race in Academia
February 17 (Time 2:00pm)


Nina Jablonski - California Academy of Sciences Understanding Human Skin Color
February 20 (Monday: 2.40pm)

PS H-151


Melissa Brown  
February 20 (Monday: 4.00pm)

SS 229

Paul Sereno - University of Chicago A Curious Combo: Dinosaurs and Early Holocene Humans in the Sahara
February 22 (Wednesday: 4.00pm)

LL 2

Kathleen Adams - Loyola University of Chicago Recrafting Communities: Artistic Rhetoric and Identity
February 27 (Monday 4.00 pm)

LL 2

Paul Garrett - Temple University  
March 9 (Time 4.00pm) Jane Hill Language and Racism:  Linguistic Appropriation as a Strategy of Racist Domination
March 20 (Time 3.30pm)

LL 2

Liv Nilsson Stutz - Lund University
March 22 (4.15pm)


Kathryn Coe, Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona Addressing Health Disparities: What Role Can An Anthropologist Play?
March 23 (Time 7.00pm)

Murdock Hall

David Moyer Egypt Before the Pharaohs: The Rise of Civilization in the Nile Valley
March 24 Gerald Eck - University of Washington The effects of collection strategy and effort on faunal recovery
March 27 (Time 4.00pm)


Rachel Scott - University of Pennsylvania The bioarchaeology of social identity
April 11 (Time 3.40pm)


Elinor Ostrom - Indiana University Analyzing Institutional Diversity and Change
April 13 (Time 1.30pm) Jodi Lynn Barta - McMaster University

Then and now: Success, limitations, and visualizating the future of ancient DNA studies of Tuberculosis in North America

April 17 (Time 3.30pm)

Tempe Center 929 S. Mill Avenue Room 158

James Reichman - University of California - Santa Barbara & NCEAS


Science to Solutions: Interdisciplinary Collaboration at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis


Fall 2005

Date Speaker Title
September 30 Zenobia Jacobs, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa) and Researcher, University of Wollongong (Australia)

Where were the people? Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating of human occupations and hiatuses in the Middle Stone Age of South Africa.

October 14 Sharon Gursky - Texas A&M  Predator Mobbing in the Spectral Tarsier
October 21 Harold Dibble -  University of Pennsylvania What We Don't Know About Paleolithic Stone Tools
November 4 Bob Martin - The Field Museum Determining dates for primate origins and diversification
November 9 Henry Wright - University of Michigan New Research on the Emergence of States in Mesopotamia
November 18 Dwight Read - University of California - Los Angeles Kinship Theory: A Paradigm Shift
December 2 Jean-François Berger - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France

The Role of Resilience in Socio-Environmental Co-Evolution: the Middle Rhône Valley (France) between 1000 b.c. and a.d. 1000

December 9 Sarah Green, University of Manchester, UK Unnatural fractals: Or, how to become extraordinarily ordinary in the Balkans: an ethnographic note from the Greek-Albanian border

Spring 2005

Date Speaker Title
January 21 Will Harcourt-Smith, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History

 The evolution of bipedalism: new evidence using geometric morphometrics.

January 28 Joseph A. Tainter, Rocky Mountain Research Center, US Forest Service  Ecological vs. social complexity: an anthropological perspective on a science of sustainability. 
February 1 Rasmi Shoocongdej, Asst. Prof., Department of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.  Archaeology in the mist of the borderland between Thailand and Myanmar.
February 2 Alan Sandstrom, Indiana-Purdue University  Blood sacrifice, curing, and ethnic identity among contemporary Nahua of Mexico
February 2 James Taggart, Franklin and Marshall University  Nahuat ethnicity in a time of ire.
February 3 Frances Berdan, California State University, San Bernardino  Ethnicity and class in Aztec-period Mexico.
February 4  panel session  Interpretations of ethnicity, state, and class in Mesoamerica: archaeology, ethnohistory, ethnography.
February 4 Jon Sandor, Professor, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University  Soil Indicators of Diversity, Productivity, and Environmental Impact of Ancient American Agriculture
February 23 Michael Smith, Professor, Department of Anthropology, SUNY Albany  Four ways to look at ancient cities.
March 2 at 4:00 Marco Janssen, Assistant Professor, Indiana University  Governing social-ecological systems
March 7 at 4:00 Mark Altaweel, Research scientist, Argonne National Laboratory  Simulating interactions of natural and social systems: examples from ancient Mesopotamia
March 9 at 4:00 Deborah L. Nichols, Professor, Dartmouth College  Farmers, Feathered Serpents and Royal Baths: Political Economy and Early Water Management in Central Mexico
March 28 at 12:00 Antonieta Jerardino, University of Cape Town  Human Impact on the West Coast Marine Environments of South Africa
March 28 at 4:00 Deborah Crooks, Assoc. Professor, University of Kentucky  Child Growth as a window onto society: case studies in the social determinants of health
April 11 at 4:00 Magdalena Hurtado, Assoc. Professor, University of New Mexico  The evolutionary cultural ecology of disease susceptibility and Asthma: lessons from natives of lowland South America
April 14 at 4:00 Alexandra Brewis, Professor, University of Georgia  Biocultural bases of health and well-being in early-middle childhood: recent field studies from the Americas
April 21 at 4:00 Alan Smart, Associate Professor, University of Calgary  The Hong Kong/ Pearl River Delta transborder region: 1950, 1979, 1997
April 22 Michelle Goldsmith, Scientist-in-Residence, Emerson College  Practical and Ethical Implications of Field Research and Ecotourism On Wild Great Ape Populations
April 25 at 4:00 Takeyuki Tsuda, Associate Director, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, Univ. of California, San Diego  Migration and alienation: Japanese Brazilian ethnic return migrants and the search for homeland abroad
April 26 at 4:00 Maria Cruz-Torres, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Univ. of California, Riverside  The political ecology of coastal northwestern Mexico: from prehispanic to the global present
April 28 at 4:00 Christopher Boone, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Ohio University  Dynamics of Environmental justice in Baltimore, Maryland


Fall 2004

Date Speaker Title
September 3 at 1:40 Robert Bolin, Professor, Dept. of Sociology, ASU

 Vulnerable People, Hazardous Places: A Political Ecology of Environmental Risk in Phoenix

September 17 Dawnie Wolfe Steadman, Asst. Professor, Department of Anthropology, SUNY Binghamton  Forensic Anthropological Investigation of Human Rights Atrocities: A Comparison Across Three Continents
September 23 at 4:40 Lori Wright, Assoc. Professor, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M  Isotopic Studies of Tooth Enamel: Evidence for, and Against, Migration among the Maya
October 1 Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, ASU  Disrupted Bodies: History, Identity and Reproduction
October 8 David Whitley, Director for the ICOMOS International Rock Art Committee, and Instructor, UCLA Extension, Division of Social Sciences and Humanities  Ritual intensification, social evolution and climate change: the Carrizo collapse in the far west.
October 15 Mari Lyn Salvador, Executive Director, Museum of Man, San Diego  The art of being Kuna: collaboration, long-term research and the development of a traveling exhibition.
October 29 Serge Cleuziou, Director of Research, CNRS  Integrated regional research on the south coast of Oman:the Ras al Junais Project
November 4 at 7:30 in Lattie Coor Bldg, Rm. 170 Leonardo Lopez Lujan, Professor, Museo del Templo Mayor, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico City The two faces of the Aztec God of Death
November 5 Laura Filloy Nadal, Senior Conservator, National Museum of Anthropology  Image and Essence of Lord Pakal
November 12 Nathaniel Dominy, Asst. Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz  Behavioral chains and the sensory ecology of primate food selection
November 22 (Monday) at 12:00 Sharon L. Harlan, Assoc. Professor, Department of Sociology, ASU  Environmental complexity in urban neighborhoods.
November 29 (Monday) at 12:00 Edward Hackett, Professor, Department of Sociology, ASU  Essential tensions: identity, control and risk in research
December 3 Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman, Asst. Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona  Eurasian Domestic Animals, Colonization, and Native American Subsistence Change in Southeastern and Southwestern North America