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Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

September 2019

Ruth Goldstein, ‘When Mines are Like Women and Men are Like Mercury: Riddling Human-Environmental Relations’

September 23, 2019 at 3:35 pm - 5:00 pm
Alumni Building, Room 308 Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Ruth Goldstein is assistant professor of global and international studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests are in environmental, medical and feminist anthropology. Her current book project, Life in Traffic: Women, Plants, and Gold Along the Interoceanic Highway, examines the socio-environmental consequences of transnational infrastructure projects and climate change along Latin America’s recently-constructed thoroughfare, La Interoceánica, with a particular focus on intersections of race, indigeneity, cis and trans women’s health and “earth” rights in Brazil, Peru and Bolivia.…

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October 2019

Kathy Galvin, ‘Research and Engagement in the Savanna of East Africa’

October 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Alumni Building, Room 308 Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Kathy Galvin is professor of anthropology and director of the Africa Center at Colorado State University. She has conducted interdisciplinary social-ecological systems research in the savannas of East Africa for over 30 years. Galvin has worked with local pastoralists on issues of land use change, conservation, climate change and nutrition. She is a drylands expert and uses frameworks from political ecology and social-ecological systems to understand sustainability and resilience. Her current NASA grant focuses on households, ecosystems and atmospheric water…

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October 2022

Tales from the Field: Doing Research in Peru in a Time of Terrorism, Cholera, and Hyper-Inflation

October 12, 2022 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Alumni Building, Room 308 Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States + Google Map

  About the Speaker Brian Billman Associate Professor Area of Interest: Archaeology of Chiefdoms and States, Political Economy, Human Violence, the Evolution of Human Behavior, Heritage Preservation, Settlement Pattern Analysis, the prehistory of the Andes and the American Southwest. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the fall of 1990, Brian Billman and Laurie King-Billman arrived in Peru, where Brian was going to do fieldwork for a PhD dissertation on the origins of the Moche State (AD 200-800). Although the PhD proposal did not survive…

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