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The Department of Anthropology’s Visiting Lecture Research Series is an ongoing edited volume compiling research products created by (under)graduate students for the Department of Anthropology’s Visiting Lecture Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Each volume in the series, compiled by its own (under)graduate student editors and approved by the Department Head, includes original research products by participating (under)graduate students.

The Department of Anthropology’s Visiting Lecture Program, also known as Current Trends in Anthropology (ANTH357/550), is a symposium held annually each fall semester with a different theme for the purpose of exposing students to anthropologists from around the world and their relevant research. Led by Dr. David Anderson, the main theme of the Department of Anthropology’s Lecture Program in the fall of 2020 was Climate Change and Human Response. Presentations from visiting researchers covered a wide variety of anthropologically influenced work that touched upon the following subthemes:

  • Global Climate and Environmental Change, and Human response
  • Social Inequality and Access to Resources (i.e., water, oil, agricultural and marine resources)
  • Human Demographic Change
  • Migration and Relocation (i.e., due to conflict, resource scarcity, climate change, repression)
  • Structural Violence, Warfare, and Genocide

Participating (under)graduate students took inspiration from these visiting lectures, and the underlying subthemes for the series, and created relevant research products that ranged from research papers and visual presentations to creative fictional short stories, podcasts, and mixed media art installations. All students were invited to submit their research products for inclusion in the inaugural volume for The Department of Anthropology’s Visiting Lecture Research Series.


1. Late Archaic Persistence: Climate, Environment, and Human Resilience in the Lower Midwest and Midsouth of the Eastern United States

Justin S. Bailey

2. Climate Change: Myth or Reality

Jessyca Antley

3. Adaptive Agricultural Responses to Climatic Variability and Change: A Case Study from Peru

Keri Burge and Navit Nachmias

4. Climate Change Impacts on Louisiana’s Wetlands

Sierra Neugent

5. The Atlantis of the North and What We can Learn from the Rising Sea Levels of the Past

Logan Ostrom

6. Climate Influenced Migration and Resulting Necroviolence at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Sarah Schwing

7. Katrina: Climate Change, Response, Displacement, and Forensics

Hadley Allison, Jarrett Burgess, Bryn Dalrymple, Destiny Dismore and Hannah Leso

8. "Environmentality," The Politics of Climate Change and Climate Justice: The Efficacy/Inefficacy of Institutional/Legal Frameworks, Apocalyptic Discourses and Critical Education in Addressing Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

K. Raymond Da-boi

9. Climate Change and the Inequity of its Biological Impacts

Caroline Znachko and Armando Anzellini

10. Fast Fashion: The World’s Second Highest Poison

Dante Parker

11. Postmortem Interval Estimation (PMI) Ramifications of a Newly Recorded Forensically Relevant Blow Fly Species in East Tennessee

Hayden McKee-Zech and Sara Fatula

12. Relations Between Wildfires and Forensic Anthropology

Riley Wal, Samantha Beier, Kamryn Dagel, Eric Tucker, and Alexa Reins

13. Cemeteries and Climate Change: What Can We Learn from the Past, Do in the Present, and Plan for the Future?

Marta Marie Paulson

14. The Interconnection Between Climate Change and Mental Health

Lydia Lindsey and Shelby Saut


Edited by Caroline Znachko, Armando Anzellini, Katherine Parker, Christa Hicks.

© 2020, The Editors. Each individual chapter is © 2020, the respective author(s).

Faculty sponsor: Barbara Heath, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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