March 13, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Happel Room in Caldwell Hall
Speaker: Sonya Atalay
With the support from the Regina F. Herzfeld Memorial Fund
Reception to Follow


Dr. Atalay received her Ph.D. in 2003 from UC-Berkeley and has taught at Indiana University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she joined the faculty in 2012 as Assistant Professor of Anthropology. From 2009 to 2011, she worked with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe on intellectual property in cultural heritage; her book, Community-Based Archaeology: Research with, by and for Indigenous and Local Communities, was published by the University of California Press in 2012. In discussing the principles of community-based participatory research that she has applied in five collaborative projects in Turkey and Native North America, Dr. Atalay will consider the challenges, benefits, and ethical dilemmas involved in planning and carrying out anthropological research using a community-based approach.

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