Colloquium Archive

Fall 2023

Dimitris Xygalatas, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Anthropology & Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut


"Ritual, Community, and Wellbeing: Investigating the Functions of Seemingly Senseless Acts"

Sarah Willen, Ph.D., MPH Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Connecticut


"Journaling the Pandemic: What 25,000+ Journal Entries Can Tell Us about the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Mental Health Impact"

Spring 2022

(From left to right: Dr. Osnat Atun-Einy, Dr. Saskia van Schaik, & Dr. Ora Oudgenoeg)

"The Cultural Construction of Infant Motor Development among Dutch, Israeli, and Druze-Israeli Infants."

During the past years, in various collaborations, we have studied the cultural construction of infant motor development in the Netherlands and in Israel as well as among Druze-Israeli infants. We will discuss the developmental niches of motor development within these cultural contexts as well as cross-cultural similarities and differences in children's actual motor skills.

"Hablo Inglés y Español: The Bilingual Brain as a Function of Culture and Language."

A review of Dr. Ramírez-Esparza's tenure studies on bilingual/bicultural language and personality switching.