CRESIDA seminar by Dr Giovanna Capponi on the multiple meanings of wild boar in central Italy

On 4 February 2021, Dr Giovanna Capponi from the University of Roehampton and CEFRES/Charles University in Prague presented a webinar in the CRESIDA seminar series titled ‘What does a wild boar mean to different people? Managing human-wildlife conflicts in Central Italy’. Abstract Wild boars, increasing in numbers and even in size, have been recently at Read More…

Spotlight on… Todd C. Rae

Position: Reader in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Born in California, Todd completed his PhD at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (now Stony Brook University) in 1993.  Following his PhD, he held a position as a Kalbfleish Research Fellow in Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History Read More…

The anthropology of hairlessness

In our first year Key Skills in Anthropology module, students are introduced to the fundamental academic skills necessary to succeed in university and post-university employment. As part of the course, students are asked to write an essay on the topic of hair from a social and biological anthropological perspective. This week we are featuring an Read More…

CRESIDA webinar by Professor Holly Dunsworth on tall men, broad women, difficult childbirth, helpless babies and oppressive scientific and pop culture myths

On 16 December 2020, Professor Holly Dunsworth from the University of Rhode Island presented a webinar in the CRESIDA seminar series titled ‘Tall men, broad women, difficult childbirth, and helpless babies have stronger evolutionary explanations than the oppressive myths to which science and pop culture cling’.  

Spotlight on… Lia Betti

Position: Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Roehampton Bio: Born in Italy, Lia completed her undergraduate degree and MSc at the University of Milan. She moved to the UK in 2006 to complete a Master of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. She completed her PhD at the University of Kent in Read More…

Spotlight on… Julia Lehmann

Position: Reader in Evolutionary Anthropology Bio: Born in Germany, Julia completed her PhD in natural sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in 1999 with a dissertation on neuropharmacology in rats. A glutton for punishment, she also completed a postgraduate degree in statistics at the same time. From there, she held a Read More…

CRESIDA webinar by Dr Derek Summerfield on the globalisation of western mental health

On 18 November 2020, Dr Derek Summerfield from the Institute of Psychiatry presented a webinar in the CRESIDA seminar series titled ‘Globalising Western ‘mental health’: psychiatry, spirits, ancestors and poverty. Case studies from UK, Zimbabwe, Cambodia’. Abstract The ongoing globalisation of Western psychiatry and psychology trades on universalistic assumptions about ‘mind’. These are at odds Read More…