Anthropology Department Faculty Research Workshop

This spring, the anthropology department will be hosting a series of research talks by department faculty, as well as colleagues in sister disciplines, which address recent research in anthropology on the subject of ontology. We encourage all interested faculty, students and staff to attend. For questions, contact

All talks will be held in Williams Hall Room 511, from 12:15-1:30pm unless otherwise noted. Cookies and coffee will be served.

Weds, January 21 – John Crock (Anthropology)

“Life and Death of Three-Pointed Cemís: The Ontology of Stone Idols in the PreColumbian Eastern Caribbean”

Thurs, January 29th, 4pm – BONUS TALK – (note different time) – Deborah Jones (Ph.D. Candidate, U. Michigan)

“The Soil Stealers: Land, Loss, and Iconicity in Ukraine”

Weds, February 11th – Todne Chipumuro (Religion)

“Kin by Word and Spirit: Ontologies of (Black) Evangelical Relatedness”

Weds, February 25th – J. Dickinson (Anthropology)

“The ‘x’ word: Masking and Unmasking Profanity in Ukrainian Media”

Weds, March 18th – Ingrid Nelson (Geography)

“Cutting Deals and Planting Lies? The Work of Rumor in Mozambique’s Forest Landscapes”

Weds, April 15th – Luis Vivanco (Anthropology)

“Infrastructure. Bike lanes, for example…”

April date to be confirmed – Greg Beckett (Anthropology, Bowdoin College)

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