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Events
Monday, November 19, 2018 | 2 – 5pmSocial Sciences and Humanities Building
Agrarian Environments: Power and Inequality in Israel/Palestine

The Jewish Studies Program and the UC Davis Department of Sociology present "Agrarian Environments: Power and inequality in Israel/Palestine."

Greetings and Introduction: Diane Wolf, Department of Sociology and Jewish Studies Program, UC Davis. 

Native Agrarian Science or How to be Both: Palestinian Agronomists in the Israeli State System.

Presenter: Natalia Gutkowski, Environmental Anthropology, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University. 

Discussant: Diana Davis, Department of History, UC Davis.

“If Organic Agriculture is Here – Homeland is Here”: The Birth of Organic Agriculture in Israel.

Presenter: Rafi Grosglik, Department of Sociology and Jewish Studies Program, UC Davis. 

Discussant: Charlotte Glennie, The Department of Sociology, UC Davis. 

For more information, please email: rgrosglik@ucdavis.edu.

Monday, November 26, 2018 | 4:10 – 5pmSocial Sciences and Humanities Building
Lecture: "Geography of Human Cultural Diversity"

Michael Gavin is an associate professor in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. He is also a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

His work draws on theory and methods from geography, anthropology, ecology, evolutionary biology and economics to examine biocultural approaches to conservation, as well as the geography and evolution of cultural diversity.

Friday, November 30, 2018 | 3:10 – 4:30pmSocial Sciences and Humanities Building
Center for Poverty Research Seminar: Leah Hibel

Leah Hibel is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at UC Davis and Center for Poverty Research Faculty Affiliate. Issues surrounding diversity are central to her research, teaching, and outreach. Professor Hibel’s research attempts to fill important gaps in our understanding of adverse social and economic experiences on child and family well-being. In particular, she has studied underserved populations such as those in rural settings, families in poverty, African American families, Hispanic families, maltreated children, and families with shift working parents.

Monday, December 3, 2018 | 4:10 – 5pmSocial Sciences and Humanities Building

William R. Hildebrandt, UC Davis alumnus and a principal investigator at the Far Western Anthropological Research Group in Davis, gives this talk, "Prehistoric Colonization and Settlement of Northern Nevada: Archaeological Evidence from the Ruby Pipeline Project."

Built in 2010-11, the natural-gas Ruby Pipeline stretches roughly 674 miles across Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and Oregon. Far Western did cultural resources preservation work and archeological research along the pipeline's corridor in Nevada. Hildebrandt earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in anthropology at UC Davis. 

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