Anthro Expo 2014 - Scape: Space, Sound, and Context in Anthropological Research

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 9:30am to 6:00pm

Whitsett Room (Sierra Hall 451)

The Department of Anthropology would like to invite you to the 2014 Anthro Expo, a day-long event highlighting student research. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. 


  • 9:30 - Dean’s Welcome: Dean Stella Theodoulou, Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • 9:45-10:45  - Student Research Panel: 
    • Aaron Davis, Practical and Symbolic Functions of Chacoan Roadways in the Goodman Point Region
    • Jairo Avila, The Clues are in the Paint: Efforts in Bringing Rock Art Studies into Mainstream Archaeology
    • Nikki Cox, Tangible Communitas: A Folkloric Investigation of Community at the Los Angeles Wisdom Tree
    • Garrett Sadler, Qi = mc2: On the New Age Cultural Model of Science and Spirituality
    • Soudabeh Faghini,Two Foods in One Plate: English and Farsi Acquisition in Second-Generation Iranian Americans 
  • 10:45 – 11:00 - Break
  • 11:00 – 12:15 - Invited Session: The CSUN Forgotten Casualties Project
    • Introduction: James E. Snead
    • Ann Stansell, Memorialization and Memory of Southern California’s St. Francis Dam  Disaster of 1928
    • Efren Martinez Reyes, Archaeology of the Restoration Camps Associated with the St. Francis Dam Disaster 
    • Julee Licon, Tracing the Human Story Through Archaeology and Oral History of the St. Francis Dam Disaster 
    • Krystal Kissinger, Life and Labor on the Aqueduct Line: An Archaeological Investigation of the Work Camps of the First Los Angeles Aqueduct
  • 12:30 – 1:00 - Break
  • 1:00 – 1:45 - Alumni Reception with Alumni Guests:
    • Brooke Applegate, Pasadena Kidspace Museum;
    • John Foster, Greenwood and Associates
  • 2:00 – 3:15  - Panel: Music and Migration
    • Paula Mota, Son Jarocho, El Movimiento Musical in East Los Angeles
    • Christopher Allred, On Popular Music and Gay Male Culture: Exploring the Intersections Between Agency, Identity, and Empowerment as They Are Transposed Onto Individuals
    • Christopher Hiortdahl, Mighty Light To Travel By: An Anthropological Look At Bluegrass Music
    • Joshua Silver, Hava Nagila as a Form of Cultural Rebellion
  • 3:30 – 4:00 - Break
  • Poster session:
    • Stephanie Lapeyre-Montrose 
    • C. Paige Plannette
    • Timothy Garfin
    • Danny Sosa Aguilar
  • 4:00 – 5:00 - Keynote Lecture: Dr. Peter GarcÍa, Department of Chicano Studies On Ethnomusicology, Comparative Musicology, and the Anthropology of Music- Decolonial Turns to Critical Latinidad and Performance Ethnography
  • 5:15 Reception