National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: John Edward Terrell

Affiliation: The Field Museum of Natural History

John Edward Terrell is the Regenstein Curator of Pacific Anthropology with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, an adjunct professor with the Anthropology Departments of the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, and an Honorary Fellow with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He holds his degrees from Harvard University, and his research interests include the anthropology and archaeology of the Pacific Islands, biogeography, epistemology, the history and theory of science, and ecological approaches in the social sciences.  Dr. Terrell has done extensive fieldwork in Papau, New Guinea, and his current publication projects include A Talent for Friendship: An evolutionary view of human nature (Oxford University Press) and “Understanding Lapita as History” in The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania (Oxford University Press).

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