Claiming Kin Symposium 2013

March 15-17, 2013
Schedule

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FRIDAY, March 15
JESSE AUDITORIUM, Jesse Hall

7:00-8:15 pm - KEYNOTE ADDRESS

It’s me or the in-laws!:
The Rocky Relationship between Couples and Kin

Stephanie Coontz (Evergreen State College)

Author of award winning Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage, traces changes in marriage from an institution that supported loyalty to parents to one that competes with it.

SATURDAY, March 16
JESSE AUDITORIUM, Jesse Hall

8:30-9:00 am - Registration, Coffee, Book exhibit browsing


9:00-10:00 am - Jesse Auditorium

Kinship Mitigates Violent Conflict

Martin Daly (University of Missouri) discusses how theories of social evolution are relevant to modern human behavior, particularly violence within families.


10:00-10:30 am - Coffee Break


10:30-11:30 am - Jesse Auditorium

(Re)Conceptualizing Identity and Kinship: Insights from genetic ancestry testing

Charmaine Royal (Duke University) discusses how genetic ancestry testing can affirm or disrupt longstanding notions of ancestry, ethnicity, race, and kinship.


11:30 am-12:30 pm - Jesse Auditorium

My mother’s kin are not my father’s kin: Genomic imprinting in human development

David Haig (Harvard University) examines the internal genetic conflict that arises from receiving two different sets of genes and the expression of this conflict in fetal and childhood development.


12:30-2:15 pm Open Lunch


2:15-3:15 pm - Jesse Auditorium

Unlikely Dish Fellows: The Biotech Mode of Reproduction and the Question of Too Much Heterosex

Charis Thompson (University of California, Berkeley) considers and discusses new reproductive technologies that introduce a third genetic parent, along with the implications of this genetic mixing on citizenship, forensics, and therapeutics.


3:15-4:15 pm - Jesse Auditorium

Zoobiquity: What Animal Psychopathology Can Teach Us About Mental Health

Barbara Natterson (University of California, Los Angeles) compares the psychopathology in animals to humans in order to gain novel insight into the nature and evolutionary origins of mental health and illness in humans.


4:30-5:15 pm Roundtable discussion with MARTIN DALY, CHARMAINE ROYAL, DAVID HAIG, CHARIS THOMPSON, BARBARA NATTERSON, ROBERT WALKER, THERESA KELLEY, and BERNARD CHAPAIS

SUNDAY, March 17

MONSANTO AUDITORIUM, Bond Life Sciences Center

8:30-9:00 am- Coffee and bagels


9:00-10:00 am- Monsanto Auditorium

Multiple Fathers in Lowland South America

Robert Walker (University of Missouri) investigates the possible benefits of partible paternity, a belief in Lowland South America that more than one male can contribute to the formation of a fetus and should participate in fathering.


10:00-11:00 am- Monsanto Auditorium

Figuring Kinship: Erasmus Darwin’s Botanical Monsters

Theresa Kelley (University of Wisconsin) focuses on the images of Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) to show how he used his research on plant traits to create kinship between humans and plants.


11:00-11:30 am- Refreshments


11:30 am- 12:30 pm- Monsanto Auditorium

How Kinship Created Human Society

Bernard Chapais (University of Montreal) describes the importance of kinship in primates and its evolutionary continuation as the foundation of human society.

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