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December 11,  6pm - Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill As part of the New Explorations on the Rio Mayo Series, join us to hear from Dr. Valdivia Dounce, researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, in Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM). She is a renowned indigenista... read more
A review of university presses publications highlights Tom Sheridan's The Border and Its Bodies (with collaborations from Robin Reineke and Rebecca Crocker) as one of the books that help understand the world in these times of post-truth, misinformation and constant attacks on science.   “... read more

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