Calvin Morrill, Ph.D. Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law, Professor of Sociology, and Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy / Legal Studies School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley
December 8, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Free and open to the public
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series — The Center for Research on Families welcomes Calvin Morrill, PH.D, who will present "Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High-Poverty School."
Kimberlee Pérez: "Rubbing Up Against Difference: On the Complex Erotics of Audiencing as Queer Worldmaking"
Kimberlee Pérez is a scholar-performer interested in narrative performance that gets at constructions and embodiments of identity and relations. Her performance scholarship can be found in Text and Performance Quarterly, QED: A Journal of Queer Worldmaking, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and in several edited volumes. Perez was part of an author team that published Queer Praxis: Questions for LGBT Worldmaking. Her current projects include a performance piece about desire and queer relations and a book monograph on queer intimacy.
Ventura Perez: "The Biocultural Approaches to the Study of Violence"
Ventura Perez studies bio-archaeology with a primary area of interest in interpersonal and institutional forms of violence. His work focuses on cultural representations of violence using an interdisciplinary inquiry that includes social science and behavioral and biological research (specifically skeletal trauma), along with the analysis of artifacts and ethnohistoric research. Perez views the use of violence as a cultural performance and argues that in order to understand its use we must strive to recognize the culturally specific circumstances under which it is produced and maintained. Other areas of interest include skeletal biology, taphonomy, forensic anthropology, paleopathology, and the etiology of...
December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
An evening of slam research presentations by SBS faculty members over hors d'oeuvres and beverages. This event will feature presentions from Ventura Perez (Anthropology), Jamie Rowen (Political Science), Kimberlee Perez (Communication), and Mwangi wa Githinji (Economics). RSVP here.
Karen Rosenberg, PhD
Professor of Anthropology
University of Delaware
November 1, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Free and open to the public
A biological anthropologist, Rosenberg's work focuses on human evolution, with special emphasis on Neanderthals. She conducts research into the evolution of women and childbirth practices and is the co-editor of the journal PaleoAnthropology.
Fall Travel Awards of up to $300 will be given to selected UMass Amherst graduate students who are presenting original family research* at a national research conference before April 30, 2018. The student must be the first author on an accepted paper or poster presentation at the conference. The award money must be used exclusively for travel expenses associated with the conference.