2016 April Earth Week Electronic Life Histories Event

With the Electronic Life Histories Team, hosted a symposium/exhibit/music event at the Co-Recreational Center at Purdue University. We welcomed Dr. Peter Little (Rhode Island College), Grace Akese (Memorial University), Dr. Lindsay Payne (Purdue University), Thom Davis (Oscar Winski Recycling), and Vanessa Rainwater (Tippecanoe County Solid Waste Management District) to our panels. Workshops and demonstrations were held by the Electronic Waste Orchestra and musical performances by Zimdiana. Check out the project and more about the event here. This project is funded by the Mellon Grand Challenge Exploratory Award – Purdue University Local and Global Perspectives on E-waste: Integrating the Humanities, Social Science, and Engineering to Examine the Life Cycle of Electronics.

2016 April Arctic Horizons

Attended the Cedar Falls Arctic Horizons Workshop, held at the University of Northern Iowa. The theme of the workshop was: Arctic Social Sciences in the 21st Century: Integrating Theories, Data and Methods to Ascertain Local, National and International Relevance. [April 14-16]. This workshop gathered people together to discuss the “state-of-the art in Arctic social sciences and develop visioning scenarios for the future of social science research in the Arctic.” Arctic Horizons wants to hear from you! Check out more information here. 

2016 March Society for Applied Anthropology Podcasted Panel and the Brasilian Studies Association Meeting

Susan Crate selected the panel Kimberly Marion Suiseeya and I organized as one of the Climate Change events for the 2016 SFAA meeting, held in Vancouver, BC. The panel, entitled Environmental Anthropology and Climate Change: Methodological Innovations and Advancements for Social Science in the Digital Age, had the following presentations:

WILMOT, Fiona (Independent) Mangrove Matters?: A Foray into Proproots Post-Modernism

KITNER, Kathi R. (Intel Labs) A Collaborative Collage: The Human Side of the Internet of Things

WENTWORTH, Chelsea (High Point U) Using Visual Cognitive Elicitation in Environmental Anthropology

ZANOTTI, Laura and SUISEEYA, Kimberly R. Marion (Purdue U) From Presence to Influence: Examining the Politics of Indigenous Representation in Global Environmental Governance

STACKWACKER, Coleen Ann (National Snow and Ice Data Center) From Bugs to Archaeology to Sagas: Discovering and Integrating Data to Study the Long-Term Human Ecodynamics of the North Atlantic

We were selected as one of the podcasted panels of the event. Listen here:


Shortly after arriving in Vancouver, I traveled to Providence, RI to attend the 2016 Brasilian Studies Association Meeting held at Brown University in Providence, RI. Contribute to a multi-authored presentation led by Dr. Janet Chernela entitled, “It Takes a Village: Multivocality in an Innovative Study Program in Brazil.” Presented, with contributions from Matthew Aruch, a paper entitled, “NatureCultures: Late Liberalism & Study Abroad Program in Brazil.”  For more about the conference and the program, see here

2016 January Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (SALSA) Conference

With William Balée, Jonathan Hill, Jeremy Campbell, and team, organized the 2016 SALSA X Sesiquiannual Conference. The conference was held at Tulane University in New Orleans. We had a wonderful conference to prepare for as SALSA celebrated its 15th anniversary. We also were honored to announce the new Steven Lee Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship that supports travel to SALSA conferences. We are grateful to our conference sponsors: New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, The Middle American Research Institute at Tulane University, and the University of New Orleans. You can find more about the meetings here and read Tipití, the Journal of the Society for the Anthropology for Lowland South America here.