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Oxford Brookes’ Anthropology Society is hosting the 6th Annual RAI Student Conference on 18 May 2016.

The theme is ‘Anthropology in the 21st Century’; this conference is hoping to cover various areas of anthropology and display the broad range of research being conducted in the field. The day will consist of a series of student talks and poster presentations, finishing with a keynote speaker (TBC) and a wine reception. Tickets are £10 and includes lunch and a wine reception.

To book, please go to http://www.brookesunion.org.uk/groups/anthropology/events/rai-student-conference

9:00-10:00 Registration

10:00- 10:20 Welcome

10:20-12:00 Session 1
    Takoyaki Party: ethnography and the senses in Japan conviviality. Duccio Gasparri. Oxford Brookes University.
    The Social, Cultural and Educational Dynamics of “change” in the Lives of 21st Century University Leavers in London and New York City. John Loewenthal. Oxford Brookes University.
    Becoming Lebanese: Counter-Identity Formations in Post-Civil War Lebanon. Sophie Chamas. University of Oxford.
    Self-Care and Social Media: The Importance of online communities for people living with trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling disorder).  Bridget Bradley. University of Edinburgh.
    Transnationality and Energy use among Nigerian Diaspora in Newcastle. Weni Igirigi. Durham University

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 Session 2
    Cognitive Maps in Black Howler Monkeys (Alouatta pigra) at Palenque National Park, Mexico: a preliminary study. Miguel de Guinea. Oxford Brookes University.
    Red Kites and Rewilding: Exploring how Anthropology and Conservation can come together in the 21st Century. Miranda Strubel. Oxford Brookes University.
    Growing beyond the limits: an analysis of the cooperative underpinnings in the Neolithic Demographic Transition of Southwest Asia. Mattia Cartolano. Oxford Brookes University.
    PPNA Social Organisation at Wadi Faynan 16, Southern Jordan. Zoe Collier. Oxford Brookes University.

14:40- 15:00 Tea/ Coffee Break

15:00-16:00 Session 3
    Creating and Navigating LGBT subjectives in Kingston, Jamaica: An analysis of an ethnolocalised concept of navigating non-normative sexualities as situated in an already globalized world. David Lowis.
    Bridging the Gap in Anthropology: An Ethical Perspective on Hommosexuality. Bridget Alichie. Goldsmiths University of London.
    The Challenges and Rewards of Social and Cultural Anthropology fieldwork in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Laura Maze, Max Dempsy, Conrad Leaton-Gray and Ryan Oliver. Hockerill Anglo-European College.

16:15 Keynote Speaker- TBC

17:00 Wine Reception and Poster Presentations