Graduate Research Seminar

The Anthropology Graduate Research Seminar takes place on Fridays, 2:30-3:45pm in SSC 2257

Course Aim & Learning Outcomes

This seminar is organized by the Department of Anthropology. All graduate students present their research results in the seminar during the second half of their programs. Time permitting, faculty members and guest speakers may also present papers on their ongoing research in anthropology. This required course does not count for credit but appears as an audit on transcripts.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Be familiar with the current research of colleagues and faculty members.
  • Appreciate the different ways in which anthropology is defined.
  • Have been introduced to new theoretical perspectives and approaches that might be useful in their own research.
  • Recognize what makes for an engaging and effective public presentation.
  • Know how to effectively communicate with colleagues across sub-disciplinary boundaries.

2018-19 Schedule

Date What's On? Who Should Attend?
Winter 2019
Jan. 11

 Mitacs Information Session: Taylor Pritchard

Faculty & graduate students encouraged to attend

Jan. 18 Workshop: OGS Scholarship Applications (cancelled) Cancelled
Jan. 25

Student Presentations:

Jeff Grieve: Representing Inuvialuit cultural heritage and ways of knowing using Google Earth

Annya Pucan: Voices of Chief's Point

Required session
Feb. 1 Citavi: Citation Management Workshop: Federica Guccini Anyone interested in learning Citavi
Feb. 8 Research Ethics Information Session: Katelyn Harris Recommended for all students
Feb. 15

Student Presentations:

Hillary Kiazyk: Visualizing Anishinaabe Ceramics: Exploring the Abilities of Collaborative Digital Archaeology in a repatriation environment

MD Rashedul Alam: Reconfiguring the Jungle: Nation Building in Bangladesh's Former Indian Enclaves

Required session
Feb. 22

Reading Week: No seminar

Mar. 1

Student Presentations:

Gabby Kurtzrock-Belyea: South Bend and Ridge Pine 2: Fraternal Twins

Jessica Lacerte: Childhood and Conquest: Dental Indicators of Stress during the Inka period (AD 1470-1534) at Rinconada Alta

Required session
Mar. 8

Student Presentations:

Sarah Clarke: Land Use at the Mohawk Village: An Archaeological History and Enthnohistory

Driton Nushaj: The nature of the human science: Anthropology’s trouble with “nature”

Required session
Mar. 15 Gehman Lecture - Michael Cepek - University of Texas at San Antonio Everyone encouraged to attend. Begins at 2:00pm, SSC 2036
Mar .22 No seminar
Mar. 29

Student Presentations:

Wade Paul: Epigenetics a Human Science


Required session
Apr. 5 Workshop: CoDesigning with Communities
Recommended for all students 1:00-4:00pm