In the first of the 2013-14 Personally Speaking community talks, UNC Charlotte anthropology professor Jonathan Marks will share the story behind his lively and provocative book, Why I Am Not a Scientist: Anthropology and Modern Knowledge.
Marks’ talk is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 PM at UNC Charlotte Center City. He is the first of four College of Liberal Arts & Sciences scholars who will discuss their research and their books during this year’s series, co-sponsored by the college and J. Murrey Atkins Library. Each free lecture is followed by a reception. RSVPs are requested via email or by phone at 704-687-0082. Parking is provided.
In a discussion characterized by his sense of humor and insight, Marks will explore biological anthropology, the history of the life sciences and the literature of science studies through an innovative approach that integrates philosophy, history, sociology, and auto-ethnography.
Marks specializes in the study of human evolution and human diversity. For the 2013-2014 academic year, Marks is a Templeton Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, researching "How to Think About Human Evolution." His primary areas of interest include biological anthropology, human genetics, history of anthropological thought, and evolution and society.