Lecture: Pattern, Process and the Anthropolical Critique of Race


Location: 306 Hammes Mowbray Hall

The Department of Anthropology welcomes Charles Roseman, Associate Professor of Anthropology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Human variation is better thought of as process than pattern. Variation at any point in time is a ephemeral manifestation of complex and historically contingent interactions among evolutionary processes. Roseman argues two points to show that the embrace of this complexity has important implications for how we understand human evolution and the ways in which biological anthropology can and should contribute to countering racist hereditarian ideologies.

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Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology with generous support from the Stephen L. Kauffman Endowment for Excellence.