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Anthropology and Museum Studies

College of the Sciences

Inaugural Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies Distinguished Alumni event

This year we are honoring Michaela Howells, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Please join us!
February 22nd, 2018.
Talk Open to the Public, 5-6 pm, Museum of Culture and Environment, Dean Hall.
Alumni Reception: 6-7 pm, Dean Hall Third Floor Atrium.
Fight The Bite! Zika, Tattooing, and Health in American Samoa.
How can marriage and tattooing improve your health? In this talk Dr. Michaela Howells uses her field experience in American Samoa to explore why married women are less likely to get Zika, and tattooed people may have stronger immune systems. Using a bio-cultural anthropological approach she discusses how the bite of the mosquito or the bite of the needle can have unexpected health consequences.

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