Author Archives: Melissa Remis

About Melissa Remis

Department Head and Professor of Anthropology, Purdue University

Liz Hall receives Global Synergy Grant

Congratulations to PhD student Liz Hall for receiving the Global Synergy Research Grant from the College of Liberal Arts for her project “Exploring cultural and biological factors of zoonotic infectious disease emergence in a Central African forest reserve.” This funding … Continue reading

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Follow Savannah Schulze’s research blog

Follow PhD Candidate Savannah Schulze as she conducts 15 months of dissertation fieldwork in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. This project explores the impact of global environmental governance and displacement on former forest dwellers living on the fringes of Bwindi … Continue reading

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Savannah Schulze attends World Conservation Congress

PhD candidate Savannah Schulze attends the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii with the Presence2Influence Collaborative Event Ethnography Team headed by Dr. Laura Zanotti (Purdue University) and Dr. Kimberly Marion Suiseeya (Northwestern University). Please visit their blog here http://www.presence2influence.org/blog to learn more.

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Carolyn Jost Robinson presents research at IPS/ASP Meeting

Carolyn Jost Robinson presents at the 2016 Joint Meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists in Chicago, IL. Her talk entitled “Becoming in Ethnoprimatology: Multispecies Ethnography at the Human-Primate Interface” describes ongoing multidisciplinary research she and … Continue reading

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Katie Smith presents research at IPS/ASP meeting

Katie Smith presents her talk “Dietary Survey of Captive Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes sp.)” at the 2016 Joint Meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists in Chicago, IL. Her data comes from dietary surveys of captive chimpanzees living in … Continue reading

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Remis Research Group attends 2016 IPS/ASP Meeting in Chicago, IL

Melissa Remis, Katie Smith, Carolyn Jost Robinson, and Liz Hall travel to Chicago, IL to attend the 2016 Joint Meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists.

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Savannah Schulze receives Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Congratulations to PhD candidate Savannah Schulze for receiving the Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant for her project Forest People without a Forest: Shifting Batwa Identity on the Fringes of Global Conservation Spaces, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.

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Melissa Remis and Carolyn Jost Robinson publish paper on BaAka women’s health in American Journal of Human Biology

Please follow the link below to see Carolyn Jost Robinson’s and Melissa Remis’ paper BaAka women’s health and subsistence practices in transitional conservation economies: Variation with age, household size, and food security, published in the American Journal of Human Biology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22817

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Savannah Schulze presents paper at American Anthropological Association

PhD student Savannah Schulze delivered her paper “The Forest’s Original Inhabitants: Mountain Gorillas or the Batwa-Who Deserves the Forest More?” at the 2015 American Anthropological Association Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Her work was included in a session entitled “Ferality and … Continue reading

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PhD Student Savannah Schulze receives Global Synergy Research Grant

Congratulations to Savannah Schulze on receiving the Global Synergy Research Grant! This funding will support her dissertation research project “Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringi beringi) in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda: Interrelationships with Batwa and other local communities.”

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