Anthropology in Action Lecture Series a Success

Posted on 3/30/2015 2:00:58 PM

The first two lectures in the Anthropology in Action lecture series were a great success! Students from multiple departments came to learn about the work of cultural anthropologists today and its relevance to contemporary events.

Anthropology in Action Lecture 1
Anthropology in Action Lecture 1: Lori Labotka, “Healthy, Beautiful Hair: Cultivating the Self in a Women’s Prison”

Lori Labotka gave the first lecture on mass incarceration, “Healthy, Beautiful Hair: Cultivating the Self in a Women’s Prison,” to a crowd of about 80 students. The second lecture, by Tara Deubel from the University of South Florida, similarly had about 80 students in attendance. Her talk on women’s empowerment and human rights, “Working Towards Empowerment: Saharawi Women and Human Rights in the Western Sahara Conflict,” was followed by a student-only colloquium.

Stay tuned for the third lecture in the series on April 22. Victoria Phaneuf will discuss intercultural dialog.

Anthropology in Action Lecture 2
Anthropology in Action Lecture 2: Tara Deubel (U. of S. Florida),  “Working Towards Empowerment: Saharawi Women and Human Rights in the Western Sahara Conflict”

Department of Anthropology