Lecture Series

Dr. Marshall Abrams meets Dr. Jim Bindon
Dr. Marshall Abrams meets Dr. Jim Bindon

Bindon Lecture Series

The James R. Bindon Endowed Lecture Series on Biocultural Anthropology and Health features guest scholars who can speak to interdisciplinary questions that make biocultural anthropology such a vibrant area for research and study. This series, and the endowment establishing it, are named in honor of our retired colleague, Jim Bindon.

To watch videos of previous lectures and read descriptions of past talks, check out the James R. Bindon Endowed Lecture Series webpage.

ALLELE Lecture Series

The ALLELE (Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution) seminar series is designed to highlight important issues regarding evolution. The lectures are designed for a non-specialist audience and are free and open to the public.

The ALLELE series is hosted by a steering committee at The University of Alabama called the Evolution Working Group (EVOWOG). EVOWOG participation is open to any UA faculty or affiliated educators or scholars whose teaching or research interests are evolution-oriented. Department of Anthropology faculty serving on this committee include Keith Jacobi, and Chris Lynn.

To find out more about the series, watch past lectures, and see this year’s lecture schedule, check out the ALLELE Seminar Series webpage.

Other Guest Lectures

Dr. John Jackson, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. John Jackson gave a lecture on October 16, 2018 entitled, “Five Things We Get Wrong about Race/Identity and How to Get Them Right.”

Using his background as an anthropologist of race to ground this lecture, Jackson argues that Americans often assume exactly the wrong things about how identities function in everyday life. And some of those assumptions make it more difficult for us to tackle the pressing issues of the day—or to even imagine a healthy/functional multi-racial polity. This talk makes a case for re-examining some of the ideas many of us take for granted about race and racism in contemporary society—and posits alternative models for thinking about difference in the 21st century.

Watch Dr. Jackson’s lecture on Vimeo.