The 87th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2018)


Session 1. IDEAS Alumni Symposium: Creating and Supporting Diverse Communities within the AAPA. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: Felicia Gomez, Ripan Malhi, Agustin Fuentes, Susan Anton Co-organizers: Ripan Malhi, University of Illinois, Felicia Gomez, Washington University in St Louis, Agustín Fuentes, University of Notre Dame, and Susan Antón, New York University

April 11, 2018 , Marriott Grand Ballroom Foyer Add to calendar

The AAPA Committee on Diversity IDEAS (Increasing Diversity in Evolutionary Anthropological Sciences) workshop was developed to increase participation of scholars from racialized minorities traditionally underrepresented in the U.S. academy, the AAPA, and physical anthropology writ large. Although biological anthropology is inherently concerned with human and other primate variation, and therefore should be in an ideal field to attract and nourish the brightest minds from different communities, AAPA membership includes fewer ‘minority’ scholars than the rest of U.S. academia. This is true despite the large percentage of members who are first generation college students. The IDEAS workshop seeks to improve the AAPA’s diversity climate and ultimately our science through targeted mentoring and outreach to underrepresented communities. We do so because diverse teams do better science, as differences in perspective foster academic rigor that results in creativity and innovation. The NSF-funded IDEAS workshop brings together students and faculty in an all-day workshop before the annual AAPA meeting. The IDEAS Alumni Symposium is a research-focused forum to share our scholarship with the AAPA and demonstrate the range and excellence in scholarship the IDEAS students, faculty and postdocs produce. The symposium will showcase research from many sub-disciplines within biological anthropology. The presentations meld molecular anthropology, skeletal biology, human biology, primatology, and identity, and highlight perspectives in dental and paleoanthropology. This symposium serves to build community and generate interdisciplinary ideas, introduce IDEAS Students to the AAPA community, and encourage continued participation in the AAPA. Beyond the scholarship presented, the symposium models careers in biological anthropology for a broader range of students across the AAPA and demonstrates how our unique perspectives shape our research and data interpretation. By expanding the number, viewpoints, and lived experiences of scholars in the AAPA we will create a field that is more inclusive, creative, and representative of the larger society.

1 Add to calendar Genetic Ancestry, Race, and National Belonging in Argentina: Mid-Study Results. Graciela S. Cabana, Marcela Mendoza, Lindsay Smith.
2 Add to calendar The Construction of Genetic Identity in the United States. Justin Lund.
3 Add to calendar Depression in African Americans: Using genetic and social network data to investigate variation in symptoms of depression. Kia C. Fuller, Christopher McCarty, Clarence C. Gravlee, Connie J. Mulligan.
4 Add to calendar Ancient DNA Analysis of Nineteenth Century Pipe Stems Recovered from a Maryland Slave Quarter. Kelsey E. Witt, Julie M. Schablitsky, Jazmin Ramos Madrigal, Martin R. Ellegaard, Hannes Schroeder, Ripan S. Malhi.
5 Add to calendar Gibbon phylogeography using museum specimen DNA. Lu Yao, Robert DeSalle.
6 Add to calendar Understanding the factors that influence non-human primate genomic data generation. Margarita Hernandez, George Perry.
7 Add to calendar Identity construction and symbolic association in farmer-vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus) interconnections in St. Kitts. Kerry M. Dore, Andrea R. Eller, Jackie L. Eller.
8 Add to calendar Human-nonhuman primate interactions through ecotourism in the Philippines. Lori L. Fields.
9 Add to calendar The Pliocene Savanna: integrating global climate models and regional stable isotope data from soils with implications for hominin ecology. Amelia Villaseñor.
10 Add to calendar Craniometric variation and taxonomy in papionin monkeys: the case of Parapapio. Amber E. Trujillo, Chris Gilbert.
11 Add to calendar Enamel growth in Old World Monkeys. Chrisandra Kufeldt.
12 Add to calendar The Effect of Life History and Locomotion on Postcranial Growth. Marisa E. Macias.
13 Add to calendar A 3D Analysis of the Ontogenetic Patterning of Human Subchondral Bone Microarchitecture in the Proximal Tibia. Jesse R. Goliath.
14 Add to calendar Explaining variations in pterion articulation patterns. Nambi J. Gamet, Joan C. Stevenson.
15 Add to calendar The impact of maternal work and received recommendations on infant-feeding practices: A pilot study among Zapotec peoples of Oaxaca, Mexico. Nerli Paredes Ruvalcaba.
16 Add to calendar Physiology at the Final Frontier: The Role of Biological Anthropology in Human-Space Research. Mallika S. Sarma.
17 Add to calendar The AAPA IDEAS program: influence on a science. Susan C. Antón, Ripan S. Malhi, Agustín Fuentes.