Colloquium Series

UWM Anthropology Colloquium Series: Friday December 1, 2023

Friday, December 1 2023 3:30 pm

Sabin Hall G90

Nutritional “rules of engagement”: Foraging choices & survival in wild primates

Professor Mitchell Irwin, Dept. of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University

Friday December 1, 2023 @ 3:30 pm, Sabin Hall G90, UW-Milwaukee

UWM Anthropology Colloquium Series: Friday, November 10, 2023

Friday, November 10 2023 3:30 pm

Sabin Hall G90

UWM Anthropology Colloquium,
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Ocomtún: A Recently Discovered  City in the Maya Lowlands 

Professor Ivan Šprajc 
Professor, Director of the Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies
Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Friday, November 10, 2023 @ 3:30 pm,  Sabin Hall G-90

UWM Anthropology Colloquium Series: Friday, October 20, 2023

Friday, October 20 2023 3:30 pm

Sabin Hall G-28

“Between Mobility and Control: The Production of Global Migratory Corridors across the Americas”

By Professor Soledad Alvarez Velasco (Anthropology Dept, University of Illinois-Chicago)

UWM Anthropology Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Friday, October 20, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Sabin Hall G-28, UW-Milwaukee

UWM Anthropology Colloquium Series: Friday, March 3, 2023

Friday, March 3 2023 3:30pm

Sabin Hall G28

Water insecurity, human health, and well-being in Indonesia and Peru

Dr. Paula Skye Tallman
Assistant Professor, Dept of Anthropology, Loyola University Chicago

Friday, March 3, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Sabin Hall G28 (3413 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee)

Abstract: Globally, scientists are finding an alarming link between water insecurity, or the inability to access and benefit from affordable, adequate, reliable, and safe water, and human health and well-being. This talk presents multi-disciplinary research in Indonesia and Peru about the relationship between water insecurity and multiple forms of mental and physical health. This work documents associations between water insecurity and measures of human biology, depression, and experiences of gender-based violence. The research highlights how anthropologists can work with global health and conservation experts to understand and address issues of contemporary concern.

Speaker: Dr. Paula Skye Tallman is an Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology at Loyola University Chicago. Her research integrates theory and methods from anthropology and global health to examine how environmental factors are linked to human biology, health, and well-being. Dr. Tallman received her B.A. in Behavioral Biology from Johns Hopkins University, her Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from Northwestern University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship focused on indigenous well-being and conservation at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Her work has been supported by funds from the British Academy, the National Science Foundation, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation.