Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Anthropology

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Time of Event: 
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 17:00

The anthropology workshop brought together five scholars to discuss theories and methods used in anthropology to study socio-environmental questions and systems. Over the course of the first two days, each scholar presented several lectures on their area of expertise, and participants were given time to reflect upon and further discuss the content of the presentations in small group discussions and informal conversation during the second half of the workshop. Scholars highlighted in their presentations several subdisciplines, and the specific focus of their approach and work and situated this knowledge within the broader field of anthropology. 

Presenters & Topics Covered

  • Paige West, Barnard College and Columbia University
    • Foundation of anthropology; Critical political ecology
  • Eduardo S. Brondizio, Indiana University Bloomington
    • History of environmental anthropology; Populations and socio-environmental systems
  • Michael Paolisso, University of Maryland
    • Research methods; Culture and cognition
  • Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, University of California Davis
    • Contemporary applications in anthropology; Human behavioral ecology
  • Bonnie McCay, Rutgers University

An edited video recording of each lecture is available below, along with a written summary of the lecture contents, an associated reading list, and the scholar's slides. A full playlist of the video lectures is available here.

 

Event type: 
Immersion Workshop
Event Attendance: 
Private Working Group

Immersion Distinguished Scholars: Anthropology

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 09:30
Immersion Lecture: Foundations and Debates in Anthropology

Speaker: Paige West, Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:30
Immersion Lecture: Foundations of Environmental Anthropology

Speaker: Eduardo S. Brondizio, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 14:00
Immersion Lecture: Anthropological Research Methods

Speaker: Michael Paolisso, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 15:30
Immersion Lecture: Contemporary Applications of Anthropological Concepts

Speaker: Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California Davis

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 08:00
Immersion Lecture: Culture, Cognition & the Environment

Speaker: Michael Paolisso, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 09:00
Immersion Lecture: Sustainability through the Lens of Human Behavioral Ecology

Speaker: Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California Davis

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:15
Immersion Lecture: Households, Populations & Complex Socio-Environmental Systems

Speaker: Eduardo S. Brondizio, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 11:30
Immersion Lecture: Critical Political Ecology

Speaker: Paige West, Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University.

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