Lecture: Agustin Fuentes
"Can't We All Just Get Along? Hate, Love, Evolution and the Human Way of Being," Agustín Fuentes, Edmund P. Joyce C.S.C. Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame. Part of the Guest Speaker Series of the Department of Anthropology, cosponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.
Fuentes' research delves into the how and why of being human. Ranging from chasing monkeys in jungles and cities, to exploring the lives of our evolutionary ancestors, to 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. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed articles and chapters, authored or edited 19 books and a three-volume encyclopedia, and conducted research across four continents and two million years of human history. His current explorations include the roles of creativity and imagination in human evolution, multispecies anthropology, evolutionary theory, and the structures of race and racism. Fuentes is an active public scientist, a well-known blogger and lecturer, and a writer and explorer for National Geographic. Fuentes’ recent books include Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths About Human Nature (University of California), The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional (Dutton), and Why We Believe: Evolution and the Human Way of Being (Yale).
Friday, October 4 at 3:30pm
Zell B. Miller Learning Center, 150
48 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602