The College of Liberal Arts, University Forum Lecture Series presents “Consensus and Consonance in Two Careers,” a talk by William W. Dressler, Professor of Anthropology and Kathryn S. Oths, Professor of Anthropology, The University of Alabama.
Culture is the core concept of anthropology. In our careers we have contributed to theory and method to better understand culture and its effects. This has involved a synergy of collaboration and independence in our research, and we have worked together and separately on projects that range from a study of farmer’s markets in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to traditional healers in Chugurpampa, Peru to gene-culture interactions in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. We have also taught research methods in in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Uganda. Our aim has been to build research capacity for the solution of theoretical and real-world problems.