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2019 Visiting Lecture Series – Anthropology Outside of Academia

This is a seminar course designed to introduce the student to scholarly speakers from around the world and is centered upon a broad thematic platform. This year the theme is “Anthropology Outside of Academia.” The purpose of the course is to examine the great reach that anthropology careers have in society today and to provide broad perspectives on potential careers in anthropology outside of the university system. While by no means comprehensive, the speakers in the course will cover topics and careers of broad interest in anthropology, including career options in cultural resource management, business, start-ups, human rights, advocacy, government, policy, public health, ethnography, and science communication.


Past Visiting Lecture Series: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


Visiting Lecture Series Fall 2019 Schedule

8/28 Cultural Anthropology Ryan Thoreson Human Rights Watch / Yale Law School:

“Putting Anthropology into Practice: Human Rights Documentation as Public Anthropology”

9/4 Archaeology Palma Buttles Director of Special Programs at SEI (Software Engineering Institute:

“Perspectives on Anthropology in Business and Research”

10/2 Cultural Anthropology Emilio Dirlikov Center for Disease Control; works on Zika, TB, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

“Of Mongeese, Aedes, and Leper Colonies : Anthropology as Epidemic Intelligence”

10/9 Archaeology Beatrix Arendt

 

Metascience Program Manager for Systemizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence, Center for Open Science (COS)

“Open Science and Anthropology”

10/14 Cultural Anthropology Adam Russell Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

https://www.darpa.mil/staff/dr-adam-russell

10/23 Biological Anthropology Laura Regan

 

USAF Col; Senior Military Advisor to the Director OSD, Office of Net Assessment

“An Unconventional Anthropologist  (i.e. What the Heck Do You Do with an Air Force Unicorn?)”

10/30 Biological Anthropology Heather Thew FBI SSA, Evidence Response Team Unit
FBI – Laboratory Division: 

“How Does an Anthropologist Become an FBI Agent?”

11/6 Cultural Anthropology Debra Budiani-Saberi Coalition for Organ Failure Solutions (COFS)

http://www.ontheroadonlus.it/en/uncategorized/debra-budiani-saberi/

11/13 Archaeology Sara Ayers-Rigby Southwest Region Director, Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)

http://www.fpan.us/swrc/contact.php

 

 

Undergraduate Visiting Lecture Series Fall 2019 Schedule

8/21 Dawnie Steadman Introduction to the course: Components of a good question!
8/26 Dawnie Steadman Science communication
8/28 Cultural Anthropology Ryan Thoreson Human Rights Watch / Yale Law School:

“Anthropology and the Rise of Sexual Rights Worldwide”

9/4 Archaeology Palma Buttles

 

Director of Special Programs at SEI (Software Engineering Institute:

“Perspectives on Anthropology in Business and Research”

9/9 Cultural Anthropology Susan Mazur-Stommen CEO of Indieia Consulting

http://indieiaconsulting.com/

“Practicing Anthropology”

9/11 Biological Anthropology Amy Mundorff

 

Associate Professor of Anthropology, formerly of NYC OCME:

“Anthropology during a Mass Disaster”

9/16 Cultural Anthropology Luke Matthews RAND Corporation; https://www.rand.org/about/people/m/matthews_luke_j.html

“Developing An Applied Career With Methods And Theory From Anthropology”

9/18 Biological Anthropology Brian Spatola Curator, Anatomical Division, National Museum of Health and Medicine

“Forging a Career in Morgues and Museums”

9/23 Archaeology Hobart Akin Cultural Resources and Exhibits Specialist, Tennessee State Parks (Nashville)

“Public Archaeology and Outdoor Recreation: Interpretation and Preservation inside of Tennessee State Parks”

9/25 Dawnie Steadman Job Searching in Anthropology; Preparing a CV and Resume
9/30 Archaeology Jamie Marks Program Manager, Tribal Historic Preservation Program, National Park Service (D.C.):

“Centering Your Strengths and Values to Navigate an Alt-Academic Career”

10/2 Cultural Anthropology Emilio Dirlikov Center for Disease Control

“Of mongeese, Aedes, and Leper Colonies : Anthropology as Epidemic Intelligence”

10/7 Biological Anthropology Jennifer Love Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Washington, D.C.:

“The Path to a Career in a Medical Examiner Office and the Value of a Degree in Anthropology”

10/9 Archaeology Beatrix Arendt Metascience Program Manager for Systemizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence, Center for Open Science (COS)

“Archaeology Out of the Field”

10/14 Cultural Anthropology Adam Russel Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

https://www.darpa.mil/staff/dr-adam-russell

10/16 Archaeology Tim Baumann Curator of Archaeology, McClung Museum:

“Why I Became a Museum Curator”

10/21 Biological Anthropology Franklin Damann Lab Director, DPAA-OFFUTT (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)
10/23 Biological Anthropology Laura Regan USAF Col; Senior Military Advisor to the Director OSD, Office of Net Assessment

“An Unconventional Anthropologist  (i.e. What the Heck Do You Do with an Air Force Unicorn?)”

10/28 Biological Anthropology Angi Christensen Forensic Anthropologist, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory:

“Forensic Anthropology at the FBI Laboratory”

10/30 Biological Anthropology Heather Thew FBI SSA, Evidence Response Team Unit
FBI – Laboratory Division:“How does an Anthropologist become an FBI Agent?”
11/4 Poster presentation prep
11/6 Cultural Anthropology Debra Budiani-Saberi Coalition for Organ Failure Solutions (COFS)

http://www.ontheroadonlus.it/en/uncategorized/debra-budiani-saberi/

11/11 Cultural Anthropology Daniel Robinson Hanover Research (marketing research):

“Persistence and Career Change as a Post-Academic Anthropologist”

11/13 Archaeology Sara Ayers-Rigby Southwest Region Director, Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)

http://www.fpan.us/swrc/contact.php

11/18 Biological Anthropology Kelly Sauerwein National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Biomaterials Group:

“Not Your Standard Anthropologist: Biological Anthropology at NIST”

11/20 Biological Anthropology Paul Sledzik National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):

“Forensic Anthropology, Disaster Response and Federal Service”

11/25 Archaeology Mike Angst Tennessee Valley Authority
12/2 Biological Anthropology Marie Christine Dusault Regional Forensic Specialist, International Committee of the Red Cross:

“Humanitarian Forensic Action in Africa”

12/4 Dawnie Steadman Poster presentations!