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Anthropology Colloquium "This is Anthropology! Diverse Applications for the real world" Speaker Series Begins Jan. 18

January 11, 2023

Idaho State University Anthropology Colloquium

This is Anthropology! Diverse Applications for the real world


Wednesdays, noon -1p.m.

Liberal Arts 324 and via Zoom

Open to ISU students, staff, and faculty


For more information, please contact Liz Redd, Assistant Professor/Director American Indian Studies in the Department of Anthropology at


January 18

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in a small, mostly white, rural university.

Kelly La Framboise, PhD, Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Valley City State University

January 25

Anthropology and linguistics in marketing — it’s a fun and easy career choice. 

Maya Klein, Founder of Voicing Words

February 1

Geographies of Deportation Risks and Expressions of Refusal

Manny Galaviz-Ceballos, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, California State University, Fullerton

February 8

When Politeness Obstructs Effective and Sustainable Equity and Inclusion

Suzette Vontell Chang, Founder and CEO, Thick Descriptions

February 15

Enhancing Language and Cultural Programming in Tribal Libraries

Donovan Pete, MLIS, Director, Navajo Nation Library

February 22

Human Language Technology 

Sandiway Fong, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona

March 1

Chikashshanompa’ Ilanompoli’ - Chickasaw Language Revitalization Program

Joshua D. Hinson, PhD, Executive Officer, Division of Language Preservation, Chickasaw Nation


March 8

Research Ethics with Indigenous Communities in the social sciences

Deondre Smiles, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Victoria

March 15

Participatory Use of Video

Kole Odutola, Yoruba Lecturer Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Florida

March 22

No Speaker, Spring Break


March 29

Hermeneutics and Hidden Curriculum at a U.S. Islamic School

Aaron Weiss, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of Idaho

April 5

The People and the River

Chad Colter, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Fish and Wildlife Director

April 12

Bringing Work-Based Learning Out of the Jurassic Era: An  Innovative Anthropological Approach to Work-Based Learning

Kristy Buffington, MA, NIC, Adjunct Instructor, ISU Anthropology; Transition Coordinator, Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind

April 19

Bioarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology, and Human Rights: Using Biological Anthropology to give a voice to the voiceless

Kirsten Mink, PhD, Assistant Professor, Forensic Anthropology, Idaho State University

April 26

The Sexual Politics of Empire

Erin Durban (they/them), PhD, Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology and Gender, Women’s Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota


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