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Association of Graduate Anthropology Students’

25th Annual Richard Frucht Memorial Lecture Series

Frucht Distinguished Speaker: Dr. Paul Nadasdy

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2017 Student Conference

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta



The Richard Frucht Memorial Lecture Series was created by the University of Alberta's Department of Anthropology in honour of the late Dr. Richard Frucht. Dr. Frucht came to the University of Alberta in 1966, and at the time of his death in 1979 he was a full professor with the Department of Anthropology. His courses were extremely popular, and he was well liked because of his lecturing style and friendly nature to his colleagues.

In honour and memory of Dr. Frucht, the Department instituted a graduate studies development fund that permits an annual anthropology speaker series. This fund allows the Association of Graduate Anthropology Students (AGAS) to bring in a keynote speaker to present on their research, theory, or other topics of interest to the Department and its students. In the spirit of Dr. Frucht's academic exploration of the links between local level societies and economies with worldwide historical processes, which reflected the four-field nature of the Department, the speaker is chosen to present on a topic that reflects one of the four sub-fields of anthropology: cultural, biological, linguistic anthropology, and archaeology.

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2017 Richard Frucht Memorial Speaker 



Dr. Paul Nadasdy 

                Department of Anthropology              

Cornell University, NY

The University of Alberta’s Association of Graduate Anthropology Students (AGAS) is hosting its 25th AnnualRichard Frucht Memorial Lecture Series.

The sub-field for the 2017 Lecture Series is socio-cultural anthropology.

Paul Nadasdy is an Associate Professor of anthropology at Cornell University, NY. He received his PhD from The Johns Hopkins University in 2001. His research focuses on Canada's Yukon territory on the politics, production, and use of environmental knowledge in wildlife management, and how other political arenas have reconstructed our understanding of the ways aboriginal peoples and the state of Canada interact.




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