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- Kelly Ruesta featured on Indie Major!Kelly Ruesta, an individualized major who has taken multiple Anthropology classes — and who was in the first cohort of the department’s Research Apprenticeship Program (formerly Research MASTER Program), was recently featured in a new podcast called Indie Major! Indie Major is a podcast dedicated to the stories and visions of individualized majors at UConn, […]
- Anthropology Club at the Involvement FairOn Wednesday, 2/7, the officers of Anthropology Club represented their club at the Spring Involvement Fair! Anthropology Club meets every Monday in Beach Hall 447A from 6pm-7pm. To sign up for email notifications and join Anthropology Club, check out this link!
- Upcoming Event: Anthropology Club Movie Night!The UConn Anthropology Club will be hosting a movie night this Monday, January 29th at 6pm in Beach 443! We will be watching a documentary Prof. Seraphin has worked on, The Women They Are Carrying Fire – Pa’asik`tavaansas Kuniktáamvunatih. This will be accompanied by a Q&A session at the end of the documentary. All are […]
InCHIP Lecture Series: Andrea Spaeth, Ph.D., Rutgers University 12:30pm
Thursday, February 29th, 2024
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
In Recognition of Heart Health Month
Andrea Spaeth, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Topic: Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease
February 29, 2024 | 12:30 -1:30 PM
Trained as an experimental psychologist, Dr. Spaeth has dedicated herself to a career in sleep research aimed at advancing our understanding of how changes in sleep behaviors affect health outcomes, with a focus on weight management and metabolic health. Dr. Spaeth developed her own independent line of research in this area as a graduate student by assessing the impact of sleep on weight, caloric intake and energy expenditure in healthy adults participating in an ongoing in-laboratory sleep restriction protocol. As a postdoctoral researcher, she gained experience in the implementation of sleep and meal timing interventions outside of the laboratory and examined the impact of these interventions on cardiometabolic outcomes. The ultimate goal of Dr Spaeth’s research will be to develop and implement effective lifestyle modification interventions related to sleep in diverse at-risk populations to promote health and wellness.
InCHIP Lecture Series: Morissa Henn, DrPH, Associate Commissioner, NH Department of Health and Human Services 12:30pm
InCHIP Lecture Series: Morissa Henn, DrPH, Associate Commissioner, NH Department of Health and Human Services
Thursday, April 4th, 2024
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Morissa Henn, DrPH, Associate Commissioner, NH Department of Health and Human Services
Topic: Firearm Safety and Suicide Prevention
April 4, 2024 | 12:30-1:30 PM
Associate Commissioner Morissa Henn helps lead cross-cutting efforts to integrate policy and practice to improve services for youth and families. Her portfolio includes New Hampshire’s child welfare and juvenile justice system (the Division for Children, Youth, and Families), its public mental health and substance misuse system (the Division for Behavioral Health), and its psychiatric hospital for youth (Hampstead Hospital and Residential Treatment Facility). She is a member of the Department’s Senior Executive Team and helps ensure the integration of policy and practice among all Departmental programs and services.
InCHIP Lecture Series: Chelsea Singleton, Ph.D., Tulane University 12:30pm
Thursday, April 18th, 2024
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Hybrid Lecture: InCHIP, J. Ray Ryan Bldg., Room 204 (top floor)
Chelsea Singleton, Ph.D., Tulane University
Topic: Impact of Healthy Food Access on Dietary Intake and Chronic Disease
April 18, 2024 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Dr. Chelsea Singleton is a nutritional epidemiologist whose research examines the impact healthy food access has on food purchasing behavior, dietary intake, and chronic disease risk. The overarching goal of her research is to document and dismantle nutritional inequities affecting low-income populations and people of color in the U.S. Her recent work has primarily focused on describing the mechanisms by which structural racism and structural violence impede healthy eating in underserved communities. She has extensive experience working with nutrition assistance program participants (e.g., SNAP, WIC), and she primarily uses epidemiological, geo-spatial, and community-based participatory research methods to accomplish her research goals. Prior to joining the SBPS faculty, she was an Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed a USDA-funded post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2018. In 2020, the National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIH/NIMHD) awarded her a five-year K01 grant. Her K01 research aims to study the effects of community violence on food retail and food purchasing behavior in low-income African American communities. She is a proud Tulane and Xavier graduate!
Join In-Person: InCHIP, J. Ray Ryan Bldg., Room 204
InCHIP Lecture Series: Chiara Sabina, Ph.D., Rutgers University 12:30pm
Thursday, April 25th, 2024
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
In Recognition of Sexaul Assault Awareness Month
Chiara Sabina, Ph.D. Rutgers University
Topic: Sexual violence among Latinas
April 25, 2024 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Dr. Chiara Sabina is an associate professor at the School of Social Work at Rutgers University. Her research centers on interpersonal victimization, especially intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and dating violence among Latinos. Dr. Sabina employs a contextual, strengths-based perspective with respect to interpersonal violence focusing on understudied groups, the influence of cultural variables, help-seeking responses, and examination of the service-delivery system. Dr. Sabina has received grants from the Fulbright Scholar Program, National Institute of Justice, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Vision of Hope, and National Sexual Violence Resource Center to conduct her work on Latino victimization, victim needs, violence prevention, domestic violence services, and culturally-informed services. Dr. Sabina is Senior Consulting Editor for Psychology of Violence and is a member of the Research Advisory Board of the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities.
Anthropology in the News
A repository of data detailing the personal experiences of more than 1,800 people living during the COVID-19 pandemic is available to researchers for the first time
The UConn Department of Anthropology studies the diversity of human experience across time and space.
Our faculty share an interest in the holistic study of humans and a curiosity about the varieties of human experience. Together we offer students valuable insights into the past, contemporary, and future world and the challenges we face today.