Anthropology Club to Host UNC Professor's Lecture "Darwin's Ventriloquists"

The UALR Anthropology Club will host a lecture by Dr. Jonathan Marks, anthropology professor from the University of North Carolina, on Thursday, March 12, 2009, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the UALR Fine Arts Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Marks’ lecture, Darwin’s Ventriloquists, will address the persistent invocation of political ideologies and contemporary scientific racism. His academic research has included human evolution, various studies of human genetics, the anthropology of science, molecular genetics and cytogenetics.

Marks received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Arizona, Tucson (1984). He also holds masters degrees in anthropology and genetics.

He is the author of several books including Why I Am Not A Scientist: Anthropology and Modern Knowledge and The Un-Textbook of Biological Anthropology set for publication in 2009.

For more information, call the UALR Department of Anthropology at (501) 569-3173.

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