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2015 DDHR Conference

“Bridging the Collaborative Gap”

SEPTEMBER 25-27 2015

DDHR_logoThe Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, through its program in Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights (DDHR), is at the forefront of strengthening collaborations within anthropology and cultivating non-anthropological partnerships. The program graduates inter-disciplinarily trained researchers and practitioners who address natural and anthropogenic disasters, conflict and violence, historical and contemporary processes of displacement, and development.

The 2015 DDHR Conference, “Bridging the Collaborative Gap,” will explore and problematize the practice of collaboration at all levels. International researchers and practitioners who exemplify collaboration and/or cross-training within and/or outside of anthropology are particularly invited to participate. Moreover, since research and praxis within DDHR necessarily entails engagement of affected populations, we seek the participation of members of affected communities, especially those who have worked closely with anthropologists and other professionals.

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the conference.


This conference is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:
Haines-Morris Endowment Fund, Council for Diversity and Interculturalism, Department of Anthropology, UT College of Law, Department of Geography, Department of Sociology, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Religious Studies, Global Studies Program, Africana Studies Program, American Studies Program, Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict, Duane Morris LLP, and the Chancellor’s Honors Program.
Special Thanks to the Forensic Anthropology Center and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

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