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February 28, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Conference
Location: David Adamany Undergraduate Library Community Room 3rd Floor
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff

Transformations is the flagship graduate student conference of the Wayne State University Anthropology Graduate Student Organization (AGSO). This year's theme is "Storytelling the Future." There will be more than 20 presentations featuring diverse perspectives in contemporary social science research in anthropology and archaeology.

This year's keynote will be presented by Dr. Adam Gamwell, a design anthropologist and host of the popular "This Anthro Life" podcast and co-founder of Missing Link Studios, a research and design collaborative that uses design thinking and the social sciences to create strategy, media and experiences for businesses and organizations. Dr. Gamwell's dissertation field work at Brandeis focused on implementing conservation methodologies for at-risk Andean crops in southern Peru, where he helped improve communication between government ministries, NGOs and farming communities. Dr. Gamwell works between academic and applied realms. 

The conference will be held Friday, February 28, 2020, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM at the third floor Community Room in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. This conference is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.

For more information about this event, please contact Robert McCallum at (586) 871-9975 or