Iowa City Darwin Day: Science Fest Events

Kim Tallbear

Kim Tallbear

Dr. Kim Tallbear is a Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. A prestigious Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Society, Dr. Tallbear is a lead scholar in understanding how science and technology affect the colonization of Indigenous peoples, as well as how colonization has disrupted Indigenous sexual and kin relations. Dr. Tallbear is the author of six books, including “Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science“, runs a substack (“Unsettle“) and the podcast “Media Indigena.”

Patricia Brennan

Patricia Brennan

Dr. Patricia Brennan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Mt. Holyoke College. Dr. Brennan is a expert in sexual conflict in evolution and the evolution of animal genital morphology and function. Several videos about her studies of the evolution of animal sex can be found here. Dr. Brennan has also been an outspoken advocate for the value of basic science and its often unpredictable societal benefits.

Natalie Mueller

Natalie Mueller

Dr. Natalie Mueller is an archaeologist and paleoethnobotanist who studies plant domestication and the origins of agriculture in North America. An Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, she is a leading researcher of so-called “lost crops”, plants that were domesticated but subsequently fell out of use. A recent article in The Atlantic covers some of Dr. Mueller’s recent work on sumpweed, one of the North American lost crops.

Schedule of Events

April 8th and 9th, 2022

(all events free and open to the public)