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Human Origins Isn't Biology: It's Bio-politics

Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Event Type: 
Department Colloquia / Seminars
Location: 
Haury
Room: 
216
Speaker(s): 
Jonathan Marks, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jonathan Marks is a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research areas include primate/human evolution, race, molecular genetics and evolution. He is an outspoken critic of scientific racism and has prominently argued against the idea that “race” is a natural category. Marks is the author of numerous academic publications in such journals such as Human Biology, Nature, and Evolutionary Anthropology. Most recently, he authored Tales of Ex-Apes (University of California Press, 2015). In addition to his scholarly work, he has been featured in the Huffington Post and Popanth.org.