Meetings are held at noon in the Boardroom of the SAR Administration Building at 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico unless otherwise specified.

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September 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free How Nature Works How Nature Works aims to develop an anthropology of labor and work that is attuned and accountable to the potentially irreversible effects of climate change, extinction, and deforestation. The goal of this seminar is to respond philosophically and politically by going beyond the anthropocentric documentation of human work on nature, and instead attempt to develop a language for thinking about how nature works. 
October 2016
Miriam Kolar Colloquium
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Listening Across Time and Geography: Exploring Sound in Archaeology Immediate, ephemeral, dynamic: sound pervades human experience and communication. Sharing examples from her integrative archaeoacoustics fieldwork in the Andes, Dr. Miriam Kolar demonstrates how a multidisciplinary fusion of methodologies––acoustical, psychoacoustical, musical, ethnological, and computational, among others––enriches our understanding of ancient life.
Nathaniel Millett Colloquium
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Analyzing the Impact of Native Peoples on the Anglo-Caribbean during the Early Modern Era Dr. Nathaniel Millett’s colloquium focuses on the myriad of ways that Native Americans shaped the societies of the British West Indies from the sixteenth century through the nineteenth century. The ultimate purpose of Millet’s study is to present a new and systematic view into the history of the Anglo-Atlantic world from a perspective that is largely black and Indian.
Gregorio Gonzales Colloquium
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Sı Eres Genízaro: Recognition, Belonging, and Genízaro Indigeneity in Northern New Mexico Blending archival and ethnographic research with innovative theoretical and methodological frameworks, this colloquium presentation will attend to particular histories and experiences of Genízaro social life within the Pueblo de Abiquiú and Ranchos de Taos. Through this critical work, Gregorio Gonzales will explore how community-based articulations of Genízaro identity continue to navigate the racial geographies and national imaginaries of northern New Mexico and beyond.
Luis Urrieta Colloquium
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Resurgent Indigeneity: Re/Making Indígena and Community through Education In Resurgent Indigeneity, Luis Urrieta will explore and analyze the development of a rural mothers’ movement which by re/claiming an indígena (indigenous) identity in Michoacán, Mexico successfully agitated for a bilingual (P’hrépecha/Spanish) bicultural school for their children.
November 2016
David Romo Colloquium
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free A Global Microhistory of El Paso and Ciudad Juaréz: Axis and Allied Intelligence and Propaganda along the U.S. – Mexico Border, 1933 to 1945 Dr. David Romo will explore the impact of German, Japanese, British, American and Mexican propaganda and intelligence activities along the U.S.-Mexico border before and during World War II.
Alison Heller Colloquium
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free Bad Births, Bad Bodies: Obstetric Fistula and Treatment Seeking in Niger In the West African country of Niger, 1 in 23 women will die from maternal causes and 5-13 more will survive with chronic disabilities. How are women who suffer from fistula represented in the Global North? Does it matter? Based on 18 months of research in Niger, this talk by Alison Heller will explore these and other questions.

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