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WGF Symposium #124 Group Photo
Front: A. Templeton, J. Marks, M.B. Moss, T. Duster, L. Obbink. Middle: H. Soodyall, R. Santos, J. Fujimura, R. Rapp, D. Heath, S. Silverman, C. Heller, S. Lindee, A. Goodman. Back: C. Worthman, S. Franklin, E. Koch, D. Haraway, M. Foster, H. Rose, F. Kaestle, R. Kittles.

WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM #124
June 11-19, 1999
Hotel Rosa Dos Ventos, Teresópolis, Brazil       

PUBLICATION:    Genetic Nature/Culture (Alan H. Goodman, Deborah Heath, and M. Susan Lindee, Eds.), University of California Press, 2003.     

PARTICIPANTS:

bookcoverTroy Duster (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Morris Foster (University of Oklahoma, USA)
Sarah Franklin (Lancaster University, USA)
Joan Fujimura (Stanford University, USA)
Alan Goodman, organizer (Hampshire College, USA)
Donna Haraway (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
Deborah Heath, organizer (Lewis and Clark College, USA)
Chaia Heller (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Frederika Kaestle (University of Michigan, USA)
Ricky Kittles (Howard University, USA)
Erin Koch (New School for Social Research, USA)
Susan Lindee (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Jonathan Marks (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Rayna Rapp (New School for Social Research, USA)
Hilary Rose (City University, London, UK)
Ricardo V. Santos (Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Brazil)
Sydel Silverman (Wenner-Gren Foundation, USA)
Himla Soodyall (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Alan Templeton (Washington University, USA)
Carol Worthman (Emory University, USA)

Final Report

The “Anthropology in the Age of Genetics” symposium brought together 19 international scholars.  Three groups were almost equally represented:  biological anthropologists, sociocultural anthropologists and individuals in allied fields including history, sociology, human genetics and evolution.  With the increased pace of genetic research and findings, and increased popularization of these findings, the main aim of the conference was to begin to evaluate how anthropologist are using, responding to, and studying gen