Presentations

conference activity

Conferences Organized

2014    Botanical Ontologies: A Cross-Disciplinary Forum on Human-Plant Relationships Postgraduate Conference, University of Oxford, May 16-17

Panels Organized

2016    Becoming Like a Plant?: New Methodologies in Studying Plant-People Relationships. Executive Session. 115th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Minneapolis, MN, November 16-20

2016     Exploring Human-Plant Relationships in Native Amazonia. Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (SALSA) Sesquiannual Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 7-10

2014    Less Palatable, Still Valuable: Taste, Agrobiodiversity, & Culinary Heritage. 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, December 3-7

Papers Presented

2016     The Bio-Sociocultural Lives of Seeds: Towards a Sensory Ethnobotany Approach. 115th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Minneapolis, MN, November 16-20

2016   Gardening as Resistance: Indigenous Land Rights and Territorial Boundaries in Northeast Brazil. George Washington University Anthropology Symposium, Washington, DC, April 15

2016   Lowland South American Beans in Past and Present: Indigenous Cultivation and Management of Domesticated and Wild Botanical Resources. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, March 29-April 2

2016      The Education of Affection: Multispecies Learning-to-Care in Indigenous Canela Gardens. Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (SALSA) Sesquiannual Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 7-10

2015  Soil Companheiros and Garden Couples: An Indigenous Perspective on Landscape Management in the Brazilian Cerrado. 33rd Annual Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG), Fortaleza, Brazil, May 26-30

2015   Growing Crops, Cultivating Sustainability: Indigenous Biodiversity Conservation in Northeast Brazil. Food, Society, & Environment in Contemporary Ethnography Panel. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, March 24-28

2014   The Bad and the Ugly: Less Delicious Yams and Varietal Diversity in the Canela Indigenous Society. 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, December 3-7

2014 Living Lists: Exploring the Materiality of Ethnobotanical Knowledge in Indigenous Communities. Botanical Ontologies: A Cross-Disciplinary Forum on Human-Plant Relationships Postgraduate Conference, University of Oxford, May 16-17

2013   Hunger, Gender, and Social Assistance Programs in the Canela Indigenous Society of Northeast Brazil. Latin American Studies Association XXXI International Congress, Washington, DC, May 30-June 1

2013    Varietal Diversity and Shamanic Experience: Canela Encounters with Cultivated Plants. Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (SALSA) Sesquiannual Conference, Nashville, TN, March 7-10

Departmental Talks

2016    Mythical Histories and Historical Myths: Canela Messianic Movements, 1963-Present. Center for Research and Collaboration in the Indigenous Americas (CRACIA), University of Maryland, College Park, MD, April 29

2015    People-Plant Engagements: Exploring Past and Present Indigenous Crop Cultivation in the Brazilian Cerrado. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, October 20

2015    Good, Bad, and Regular Crops: Value and Meaning in Indigenous Canela Plant Cultivation. Amazonianist Workshop, University of Oxford, March 19

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