A presentation by UGA professors Ervan Garrison and Jim Wilson to an audience at Seminole State College in Seminole, Oklahoma, and open to our UGA audience as well. Ervan Garrison’s presentation is titled “Tribal Homelands and Recovering Place through Remote Sensing & Marine Studies,” and Jim Wilson’s presentation is titled “Anompolichi: The Wordmaster and Living Cultural Sites.”
Professor Ervan Garrison is Professor of Anthropology and Geology at the University of Georgia. He has been faculty at UGA since 1992. Before that time, he was Agency Archaeologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 1990 through 1992. Prior to his federal service, he was research faculty at Texas A&M University from 1979 to 1989. His degrees are PhD, University of Missouri and B.S and M.A. from the University of Arkansas. He is a veteran (1963-1965). He is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Jim Wilson teaches as a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Georgia since 2017. From 2010 to 2017 he became tenured faculty at Seminole State College (SSC) in Seminole, Oklahoma, where he also served as faculty sponsor for the Native American Student Association. From 2016 to 2017 Wilson undertook a project to spark student interest in tribal employment opportunities, taking SSC students and faculty to visit the programs of federally-recognized tribes in eastern Oklahoma. From 2008 to 2012, he also taught Creative Writing for the Chickasaw Nation’s Summer Arts Academy in Ada, Oklahoma—his first teaching job since getting an MFA in creative writing (2007). Wilson previously worked as a Principal Investigator/consulting archaeologist throughout much of the eastern United States (including Georgia) from 1999 to 2010. He first learned archaeology in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Palestine from 1980 to 1989, and has an MA in Near Eastern Archaeology from the American University of Beirut (1987).
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