Professor to discuss forensic anthropology


For immediate release: Oct. 8, 2010

BLOOMSBURG — “Forensic Anthropology, Population Admixture, and the Increasing Difficulties in Finding ‘Race’ ” is the second lecture in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s fall 2010 International Studies Living and Learning Community Lecture Series. Conrad Quintyn, assistant professor of anthropology, will present the free lecture Monday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. in McCormick 2303.

Quintyn’s main research interest is modern human origins with a special focus on human evolution, human biological variation, race and forensic anthropology. His lecture is based on his recent book, “The Existence or Non-existence of Race: Forensic Anthropology, Population Admixture, and the Future of Racial Classification in the U.S.” He is also the author of “Human Origins: An Introduction” and “The Naming of New Species in Hominin Evolution: A Radical Proposal – A Temporary Cessation in Assigning New Names,” published last year in the Journal of Comparative Human Biology. Quintyn has taught anthropology at BU for five years.

Upcoming lectures in the series are:

  • “Yunus Emre: How a ‘Cosmopolitan’ Sufi Poet Became a Ploy for ‘International’ Recognition,” Oct. 25, 6 p.m., McCormick Center, room 2303, Safa Saracoglu, assistant professor of history.
  • “Who are the Arabs? The Lost Narrative,” Nov. 8, 6 p.m., Hartline Science Center, room G42, Nawal Bonomo, assistant to the dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

For more information, contact Ferda Asya, associate professor of English and director of International Studies LLC, at (570) 389-4433.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.