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SOAN faculty give the talks of the town

Three faculty members from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology delivered lectures at exciting events this fall.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Graff headlined a Chicago History Museum event with a talk she gave with Executive Director of the Society of Architectural Historians Pauline Saliga: “Excavating the Charnley-Persky House: Archaeology of Chicago’s Gold Coast, 1880–1920.” Graff and Saliga discussed how Archaeological finds from the Charnley-Persky House reveal the intricacies of life in Gilded Age Chicago.

Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers was one of two local speakers participating in the global Q Commons event, “Healing our Divided Nation”. Her talk was titled “When You Are Is Who You Are.”

Assistant Professor of Sociology Todd Beer was one of several Lake Forest College faculty members who participated in the Lake Forest College TEDx event, “Curving The Straight Line”. Beer’s talk was titled, “Climate Justice: Thinking about Global Warming through a Different Lens.”