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College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Dr. Georgia Fox

Please join the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences on Wednesday November 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm for its annual Faculty Colloquium Series. This event will be held at the Chico State BMU Auditorium starting with a faculty poster session running from 5:30 to 6:15 pm, followed by Dr. Fox’s keynote address and a question/answer period from 6:15 - 7:30 pm.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Georgia Fox from the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Fox’s speech titled “Poison or Pleasure? The Archaeology of Tobacco and Sugar” is an extension of her recently published book The Archaeology of Tobacco and Smoking (2015) and her forthcoming book Plowing Paradise: Betty’s Hope and the British Plantation System in the Eastern Caribbean, 1632-1944.  Her keynote speech will address British colonialism in relation to world systems theory and the environmental devastation caused by the sugar plantocracy, as well as how tobacco use has influenced the evolution of an American cultural identity, including perceptions of glamour, individuality, patriotism, class, gender, ethnicity, and worldliness.

2015 Faculty Colloquium

2015 Keynote Speaker