2010-2011 Poverty and Inequality Working Group


An Anthropology of Food Choice: Eating, Environment, and Everyday Life in the Amazon

presented by Dr. Rui Murrieta

Friday, February 11, 2011
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4012 Smith Lab
174 W. 18th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Dr. Murrieta is a Professor at the Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He obtained his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000. His research focuses on nutritional and environmental anthropology of Amazonian Peoples. In the last decade he has also studied rain forest maroon societies in Southern Brazil and is about to start a new project in the Atacama desert of Chile that will focus on the transformation of food production and dietary patterns over the the last century. In São Paulo, Dr. Murrieta teaches classes in Philosophy of Sciences, Anthropology, Human Evolution, and Human Ecology.

Sponsored by CLAS Poverty and Inequality Working Group, Department of Anthropology