Anthropology Professor to Speak at Hesburgh Lecture at University of Evansville

Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

In collaboration with the Notre Dame Club of the Tri-State, the University of Evansville will host the fourth annual Hesburgh Lecture on Monday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m., in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. The event is free and open to the public.



University of Notre Dame professor of anthropology Agustin Fuentes will be the guest speaker. Fuentes will be discussing “What Race Is and What It is Not.”

Fuentes, a biological anthropologist, earned his BA in zoology and anthropology and his MA and PhD in anthropology at the University of California (Berkeley).

His research delves into the how and why of being human. Ranging from chasing monkeys to exploring the lives of our evolutionary ancestors, and examining what people actually do across the globe, Fuentes is interested in both the big questions and the small details of what makes humans and our closest relatives tick. His current research includes cooperation and creativity in human evolution, multispecies anthropology, race and racism, and interdisciplinary approaches to human nature(s).

Named for Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, the Hesburgh Lecture Series is a major community outreach program of Notre Dame alumni clubs around the nation. The series features Notre Dame faculty members discussing topics ranging from art and architecture to economics to social concerns.

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