SEA to Host Anthropology Lecture on April 30th
Sea Education Association (SEA) will host a public lecture, “Time and Tide: An Anthropology of the Ocean,” on Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. Dr. Jeff Wescott, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Sea Education Association, will deliver the lecture, the last of SEA’s Winter/Spring Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at James L. Madden Center Lecture Hall, Sea Education Association, 171 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
About the Lecture
Anthropology, the comparative study of what it means to be human across societies and cultures, offers powerful ideas to help us understand the complex connections between humans and the world’s oceans. The recent turn toward “ocean optimism” by many marine conservationists and ocean advocates raises questions about how people view the human-ocean relationship in temporal terms; that is, the ocean as an object of our future-thinking. This talk will explore how people of different cultures engage in future-thinking in environmental settings, with the goal of clarifying how we in the SEA community can more effectively communicate ocean science and policy in public contexts.
About the Lecturer
Dr. Jeff Wescott is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Sea Education Association. He received his PhD in Anthropology from University of California, San Diego, and his BA in Anthropology and Cognitive Psychology from SUNY Buffalo. He joined the faculty at SEA in 2015.