AAPA is committed to providing a source of professional support and community for our members. As a first step in adjusting to our new socially-distanced world, we developed a summer, three-part webinar series to help members adjust to the pandemic's impact on our professional lives. We recognize that the impact of COVID-19 has been disproportionately felt across our membership and will be looking into ways to expand this webinar series to address more of those professional needs.

Members and non-members are welcome. Registration is free, but everyone must register in order to receive a unique link to the event.


We're lining up some great ones for you--check back soon!


Tips & Tricks for Remote Teaching in Biological Anthropology

  • Monday, June 22, 12-1pm ET
  • Co-organizers: Eduardo Amorim and Marc Kissel
  • Presenters:
    • Anne Stone (Arizona State University),
    • Cara Ocobock (Notre Dame),
    • Kathryn Grow Allen (SUNY-Potsdam),
    • Sang-Hee Lee (UC-Riverside),
    • Kent Johnson (SUNY-Cortland),
    • Marc Kissel (Appalachian State University)
  • Missed it? No problem? Watch a recording of this webinar here
  • Click here for associated resources (coming soon!)

Shifting Gears With Your Research Due to COVID-19

  • Monday, July 6, 12-1pm ET
  • Co-organizers: Caity Placek (Ball State University) and Kelly Ontl (Ball State University)
  • Topics & Presenters:
    • Primatology & Endocrinology: Michelle Rodrigues (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign & Marquette University),
    • Bioarchaeology: Delande Justinvil (American University),
    • Paleoanthropology: Charles Musiba (University of Colorado, Denver),
    • Primatology & Human Health: Ari Vreedzaam ( Tulane University, University of Suriname, Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental & Occupational Health),
    • Medical Anthropology: James Gibb (University of Toronto) & Luseadra McKerracher ( McMaster University)
  • A recording of the webinar is available here if you missed it

Career-Thinking: The Multiverse of What People Can Do With a PhD in Biological Anthropology

  • Monday, July 20, 12-1pm ET
  • Organizer: Michelle Bezanson
  • Presenters:
    • AnneLinda Mbeki, Assistant Curator at Iziko Museums of South Africa
    • Luke Matthews, RAND Center for Applied Network Analysis
    • Mary Kelaita, St. Philips College
    • Whitney B. Reiner, Data Scientist @ Postie
  • A recording of the webinar is available here if you missed it

Many thanks to the chairs of AAPA's Committee on Student Programs, Committee on Professional Development, Committee on Diversity, and the Biological Anthropology Women's Mentoring Network for their collaboration in developing these three topics, and thank you to AAPA's new Virtual Program Committee for the implementation.

For questions, please email Vice President and Program Chair, Leslea Hlusko.

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