Lunch Talks

Lunch Series Talk Friday, November 5 @12pm

Department Lunch Talk Series: Friday, November 5th @ 12:15pm “There is no such thing as a normal menstrual cycle: menstrual phenotypes, menstrual changes, and lived experience” with Dr. Kathryn B.H. Clancy Register here to attend. If the date of the talk has passed, watch the zoom recording on our YouTube channel.

Lunch Series Talk Friday, October 22 @12pm

Register for our next Lunch Talk, “Weighing the Future: Race, Science, and Pregnancy Trials in the Postgenomic Era” on Friday, 10/22 with Natali Valdez Weighing the Future is the first ethnography of ongoing prenatal trials in the United States and United Kingdom. Studying prenatal trials reveals larger processes of capitalism, surveillance, racism, and environmental reproduction in a postgenomic era. Valdez […]

Lunch Series Talk Friday, September 24 @12pm

Join at 12pm on September 24 for Chun-Yi Sum’s discussion “Politics of indifference: Mourning Wang Yue in late-socialist China.” Register in advance for this meeting: https://bostonu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcOuvrjsvGNAZc71Gi09cJIqk2p6rR7Si    Abstract:  This talk examines the changing sociological meaning of indifference in urban China after the tragic death of a two-year old girl in a road accident in 2011. […]

Department Lunch Talk! Dr. Andrew Wooyoung Kim

On March 11th @ 12pm, Dr. Andrew Wooyoung Kim will give a virtual talk on “Psychological legacies of intergenerational trauma under South African apartheid: Maternal prenatal stress, infant birth outcomes, and adolescent psychiatric morbidity in Soweto, South Africa.” South Africa’s rates of mental, neurological, and substance use disorders are among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa, […]

Department Lunch Talk! Kevin Rosenfield

On February 10th @2pm, Kevin Rosenfield will give a talk titled “Artificial intuition: Can machine learning techniques help us understand the evolutionary origins of concealed and advertised ovulation?” via Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting – https://bostonu.zoom.us/j/91510859008?pwd=Vmt3REJHQXYzcFRVYnU2WHB3azdtQT09  Hypotheses regarding the evolutionary origins of behavioral and soft-tissue traits are notoriously difficult to test, and those invoking natural selection […]

Graduate Lunch Series: “Making Up Kinds of People Making Kinds of Things: The Origin of Anthropology and Ethnology” with Dr. Adam Kuper

Friday, November 15th, 2019 12:00 – 1:30 pm African Studies Seminar Room, Fifth Floor 232 Bay State Road Anthropology and ethnology were among the ‘human sciences’ that emerged in Europe in the 1820s and 1830s. The ethnologists looked to find a home for themselves in the new constellation of public museums. Their first theoretical debates […]