September 25th – Theodore Schurr - (Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania) - “Community Engaged Ancient DNA and Microbiome Research Provides Insights Into the Lives of 18th Century African Descendants in Charleston, South Carolina”
October 2nd – Kristen Ghodsee - (Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania) - “Everyday Utopia: Family Expansionism and the Struggle Against Inequality, Isolation, and the Climate Crisis”
October 9th – Maria Nieves Colón - (Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota) - "The ‘Proyecto de Investigación de La Quebrada’: A Community-Engaged Study of Afro-Descendant Ancestry and Archaeology in Peru”
October 23th – Gabriel Prieto - (Department of Anthropology, University of Florida) - “Multidisciplinary Studies in the Reconstruction of the Social Dynamics and Economic Interactions of the Chimu Empire, North Coast of Peru”
November 27th – Emily Lindsey - (Excavation Site Director, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum) - "Dawn of the Anthropocene: How Humans in a Warming Climate Drove Pleistocene Mammal Extinctions and Re-shaped California’s Landscapes"
December 4th – Stephanie Levy - (Department of Anthropology, Hunter College-CUNY) - “Do early-life environments shape brown fat activity in adulthood? Implications for human energetics, adaptation, and health "