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October 2017: Anthropology Assistant Professor Dr. Christine Pink is featured in the MSU Denver Insider for her work on the exhumation and analysis of the remains of Julia Greeley. Dr. Pink employed forensic anthropology and archaeology techniques to contribute to the Denver Archdiocese's case for Greeley's beatification.  

June 2017: Nga Vuong-Sandoval, affiliate Sociology faculty, received the honor of being invited by the Governor's Office to speak about her refugee narrative with Governor Hickenlooper on Colorado World Refugee Day.

May 2017: Sarah Foster, undergraduate Anthropology major, received a 2017 Alice Hamilton Scholarship from the Colorado Archaeological Society to help fund her field work in the Wyoming Badlands.

May 2017: Sociology Professor Dr. Linda Marangia's office is featured in the MSU Denver Early Bird series The Professor's Room.

April 2017: Check out this video featuring Anthropology Assistant Professor Dr. Christine Pink's Forensic Archaeology class on the MSU Denver Insider. Forensic Archaeology (ANT 440F) is offered in spring semesters.

February 2017: Research conducted by Department Lab Coordinator, Jill Scott, on the new hominin species Homo naledi, was featured on the MSU Denver Insider and MSU Denver Early Bird.

Sociology and Anthropology Colloquium Series

Upcoming Colloquia

Please check back for upcoming colloquia!

Past Colloquia

Fall 2018

Title: Walking with Tigers: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Survival, The Story of Shoua Her
Presenter: Lynann Holly Butler, Department of Services and Counseling, MSU Denver

Spring 2018

Title: Migration and capitalism: The historical formation of the economic migrant, the social benefit tourist and the internationalist socialist worker in Europe
Presenter: Dr. Raia Apostolova, Central European University

Title: Quanzhou: A Port City and Witness to the Ancient Maritime Silk Routes
Presenter: Dr. Wengfeng Shen, Deputy President of Quanzhou Radio & Television Station, Fujian, P. R. China; Research Scholar of Journalism & Technical Communication of MSU Denver

Title: Language Revitalization and Community Development in Guatemala and Honduras
Presenter: Dr. Robin Quizar, Dr. Andrew PantosDr. Rebecca Forgash, Jeremey Bongers, Aaron Gallegos, Patrick Hardy, & Katrina Geist

Title: Sex Education Exposure and Perceptions of First and Second Generation Iranian-Americans in California and Colorado
Presenter: Roxanna Alizadeh, Alumna, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver 

Fall 2016

Title: Homo naledi and the (Dinaledi) Chamber of Secrets: A New Addition to the Human Family Tree  
Presenter: Jill Scott, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver 

Title: Wildlife Rescue in a Tropical Low Land Rainforest
Presenter: Carol Patrick, Founding President and Executive Director of Fundación Santuario Silvestre de Osa, (The Osa Wildlife Sanctuary), Costa Rica 

Title: Everyday Arapaho Storytelling and the Social Structuring of Empty Space
Presenter: Dr. Rich Sandoval, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver 

Spring 2016

Title: Imperial Collapse and Consequences for Social Interaction in Archaeological Populations from the Peruvian Andes
Presenter: Dr. Christine Pink, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver 

Fall 2015

Title: The New Islamic Schools in Pakistan: Promoting Urban Aspirations
Presenter: Dr. Sanaa Riaz, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver 

Title: Anthropologists from the Department of Social Anthropology, Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU)
Presenters: Dr. Makoto Ito, Dr. Shin-ichiro Ishida, Ryo Araki, & Phuc Anh Nguyen, Department of Social Anthropology, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Spring 2015

Title: The Ch'orti' Project: Research, Practice, and Community
Presenters: Dr. Robin Quizar, Dr. Rebecca Forgash, & Student Research Assistants from the MSU Denver Ethnography Lab

Title: Confucius and Confucianism?  
Presenter: Gang Xu, Co-Director, Confucius Institute, Community College of Denver

Title: The Connection Between Respect and Prison Violence  
Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Trammell, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, MSU Denver 

Fall 2014

Title: A Century of A Lost Province in China (a talk on China’s environmental issues) ?  
Presenter: Dr. Xiaojia Hou, Department of History, University of Colorado Denver 

Title: Where Do All the Brown Pot Sherds in Southeastern New Mexico Come From? ?  
Presenter: Dr. David Hill 

Title: When Central Orders and Promotion Criteria Conflict: Recent Urban Decisions on Dibao ?  
Presenter: Dr. Ting Jiang, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver 

Spring 2014

Title: Thumbs (of Pizarro) up: Human Remains in the Cathedral of Lima
Presenter: Dr. Catherine Gaither, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver  

Title: The Middle East: Where, Who, Why, and What
Presenter: Dr. Karam Adibifar, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver  

Title: Creating Meta-Terrestrial Identities: 7,001st Island of the Philippines
Presenter: Dr. Estelle Kennelly, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver  

Fall 2013

Title: Field School in Costa Rica
Presenter: Dr. Julie Reyes, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver  

Title: SpongeBob is Sponge-ispanic and the Lorax is Fuzzy-Me'ican: New Mexican Kids Approaching Media, Music, and Magic
Presenter: Reyna Ulibarri

Spring 2013

Title: Female-Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence in Heterosexual Relationships: A Survey of Students' Attitudes toward a Seldom-Discussed Social Issue
Presenter: Dr. Desiré Anastasia, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver  

Title: Re-evaluating the Functional and Adaptive Significance of Neandertal Nasofacial Anatomy
Presenter: Dr. Todd Yokley, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver  

Fall 2012

Title: Multicultural Education in China
Presenter: Jingzheng Wang, School of International Exchanges, Yunnan Open University 

Title: Marrying Out in Okinawa: Analyzing International Marriage Narratives
Presenters: Dr. Rebecca Forgash & Tracy Ingram, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver 

Spring 2011

Title: Women and Cultural Citizenship in Turkey: Mass Media and 'Woman's Voice' Television
Presenter: Dr. Solen Sanli, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, MSU Denver 

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