Friday, October 22, 2010

13th Annual Lewis N. Cotlow Conference

The Anthropology Department held its 13th annual Lewis N. Cotlow Student Research Conference on October 15, 2010. The annual conference provides students with an opportunity to present findings to an audience of fellow students and faculty members.

Presentations given this year by undergraduate and graduate students spanned a diverse range of topics:

  • The militarization of Guam and Chamoru social movements
  • The genetics of a Siberian population
  • Gender ideology among Asians in Vancouver
  • Punk Islam
  • Spiritual healing in Brazil
  • Educational and employment opportunities for woman in India
  • Derussification in the Ukraine
  • Asexuality
  • Sugar daddy relationships in New York City
  • Catholic and Muslim immigrants in Sweden
  • Brain connectivity and myelin-associated proteins in human evolution
  • West Coast Swing vs. Lindy Hop
  • Bone structure and human locomotion
  • Obstetric fistula surgery
  • Fossil footprints
  • Trabecular bone architecture in mammals adapted to speed and endurance
  • Tracking age-related changes in endocrine function in primates

Abstracts for many past Cotlow Projects and information about the Lewis N. Cotlow Field Research Fund are available on the Anthropology Department website.

Since its establishment in 1990 by a bequest of $150,000 from the estate of Lewis Cotlow, an explorer, author, and filmmaker who attended GW. The Lewis Cotlow Fund has aided more than 150 students in conducting anthropological research throughout the world.

The faculty and staff of the Anthropology Department would like to congratulate all presenters on a job well done!

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