The COSTalks series is taking a few months hiatus and will begin again in August for the Fall 2021 semester. We hope to be able to host these talks in a hybrid manner in the fall, with both face-to-face and virtual options available.

The College of Sciences is pleased to announce a Distinguished Speaker Series, entitled COSTalks, to celebrate the diversity of contributors to outstanding scholarship in the natural and social sciences. The intention of the series is to promote diversity and inclusion among our faculty and students by bringing highly successful academicians from historically underrepresented backgrounds to UCF.

Additional important goals of the series are to encourage UCF undergraduates from historically underrepresented backgrounds to continue their pursuits in the natural and social sciences, and to enrich graduate student professional development by providing opportunities to interact with diverse faculty.

Virtual Zoom Talks
Zoom link(s) will be provided upon completing registration

COS Talks - Racism Background

A Well-Dressed Lie and the Naked Truth:
The Black and Southern Roots of American Sociology

Earl Wright, II, Ph.D.
Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
A Virtual Zoom Talk

The contributions of Blacks to sociology have been minimized or ignored since its emergence in the mid 1800’s. The exclusion of these scholars slowed the development of the discipline and simultaneously provided space for White scholars to be falsely credited for advances made by early Black sociologists many years prior…

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Bridging Theory and Building Kin:
Research at the Intersection of Race(ism), Family and Health

Robin Nelson, Ph.D.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
A Virtual Zoom Talk

Anthropological investigations of the “human family” have explored all manner of topics ranging from gender practice to the evolution of modern human behavior…

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