Student Spotlight: Martin Townes

School of World Studies

Student Spotlight: Martin Townes

Martin Charles Townes, an anthropology major in the School of World Studies, traveled this summer to South Africa for a study abroad trip led by Assistant Professor Amy Rector Verrelli. Martin’s group visited the Natural History Museum in Pretoria and received unprecedented access to its hominid fossil collection. They were able to see and touch […]

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Marcia Powell Festival of Religion and the Arts

April 9 – 12, 2015 Various locations around Virginia Commonwealth University and Richmond The Marcia Powell Festival of Religion & the Arts celebrates and explores the generative nexus of religious life and artistic expression. Join poets, artists, and scholars for a three-day conversation in April about religion, art, gender, sexuality, nature, ethnicity, culture, history, and […]

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Institute for Women’s Health Event: Le Couteau Brûlant (The Burning Knife)

April 13 5 pm 830 West Grace St., Rm. 1030J A presentation and discussion of Hamitraoré’s newly translated book on the practice of female excision in French West Africa and its place in modern African society. Two students went to the Ivory Coast with the VCU French West Africa Project. An Ivory Coast author invited […]

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Anthropology Speakers’ Series – Alison Broach

November 14, 3:00-4:30 PM Commons Theater Alison Broach on Dying Language, Endangered Family: How Ancestral Voices Keep Kinship Alive in the Garifuna Nation. Contact: Christopher Brooks, cabrooks@vcu.edu

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Anthropology Speakers’ Series — Kristi L. Lewton

The School of World Studies presents Kristi L. Lewton, Boston University School of Medicine, on Locomotion, childbirth, and the evolution of the human hip., October 24 3 -4:30 pm VCU Student Commons Theater Contact: Christopher Brooks, cabrooks@vcu.edu View the complete schedule here.

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Anthropology Speaker Series Spring 2014

“Adventures in Paleoanthropology” Featuring Amy Rector Verrelli, assistant professor, School of World Studies. Friday, February 7 3 – 4:30 PM Student Commons Theater “South American Paleopathology” Featuring Dr. Enrique Gerszten, Paleopathology, Professor Emeritus (MCV). Friday, February 21 3 – 4:30 PM Student Commons Theater “Honoring the Ancestors: Historical Reclamation and Self-Determined Identities in Rio de Janeiro” […]

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Anthropology Speaker Series Fall 2013

“Recent Excavations at Colonial Williamsburg.” Featuring Mark Kostro, staff archaeologist at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and field school instructor for Colonial Williamsburg’s Department of Research and Historical Interpretation. Friday, September 27 3 – 4:30 PM Student Commons Theater   “Sociocultural factors contributing to violence in Mexico.” Featuring Dr. Arturo Munoz, a senior political scientist at […]

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Through the Voices of Men by Christopher Brooks

Christopher Brooks is a Professor of Anthropology in the School of World Studies and author of Through The Voices of Men: South African Men Speak About HIV. Dr. Brooks has recently released the second edition of his book. This edition includes a new introduction and additional material providing a continued platform for South African men and women […]

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Khirbet Qeiyafa Excavation

A group of students recently participated in a study abroad program just outside of Jerusalem, Israel through The Global Education Office and the School of World Studies, in collaboration with the Khirbet Qeiyafa Archaeology Project. The trip was led by Jon Waybright, an adjunct instructor of religious studies in the School of World Studies. Waybright has been involved in excavation projects in Israel […]

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Ishita Purohit Wins French Embassy’s LabCitoyen Youth Travel Grant

French minor Ishita Purohit is one of four winners from America who will be attending the French Embassy’s LabCitoyen Youth Travel Grant Program this summer. Every year, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites the young people of the whole world to gather and interact to promote the French language as language of debate and […]

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