2019 anthropology speaker series

Dr. Maritza QuiñonesDr. Maritza Quiñones

Afro-Latina Women: Representation, Identity and Culture
February 27
11-11:50 am
Room D105

Dr. Quiñones has a PhD in Communications and is currently Undergraduate Academic Advisor at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Quiñones will present on her work with Afro-Latina Women in the Caribbean.

Her talk will address issues with Afro-Latino groups that are typically disregarded in national conversations about the Latino populations in the United States focusing on media biases, ancestry, and genetics. This talk is part of the events for Black History Month at Parkland College.

Dr. Kasia Szremski

Dr. Kasia Szremski in the fieldHorizontal Complexity and Mutual Aid in the Central Andes: An Anarchist Approach to Political Organization in Ancient Peru

March 27
1–2 pm
Room D244

Dr. Kasia Szremski is an archaeologist with a PhD in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University and is currently Associate Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Szremski will speak on her research on intergroup interactions, resource management, and political complexity on ancient societies on the Huanangue Valley in the Peruvian Andes.

This presentation will examine the relationship between two archaeological sites from the Chancay polity in ancient Peru (900–1532 CE), to argue that this political system may be the result of local responses to environmental conditions, and that these responses eventually lead to the development of a network bound together by principles of mutual aid and interdependence.

Dr. Elizabeth YounglingDr. Elizabeth Youngling

Repackaging the American Dream:
The Role of Housing Stakeholders in Remaking the Chicago Housing Market
April 18
11 am-12 pm
Room D244

Dr. Elizabeth Youngling is a cultural anthropologist whose work researches markets, housing, and the reproduction of social and economic inequality in the United States. Her presentation will focus on how mortgage lenders, brokers, housing counselors, and developers changed the cultural value of homeownership after the 2007-2009 housing crisis. Dr. Youngling is currently an adjunct professor of anthropology at DePaul University.