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Adrian's Interview on 93.3 CFMU – Fungal Biology at McMaster UniversityI was a guest on the AlmaMac, a radio show/podcast for McMaster Graduate students, talking about my thesis defense experience, and my doctoral research.
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Screenshot-2022-04-08-141251.pngI was selected as a finalist for McMaster’s 2022 Gradflix competition, featuring students from across campus.
I spoke with Ten Henley on The Drive (Global News 770) about how some teenage traits haven’t changed over a millennia, and how some others may have.
I spoke with Brain Bourke on CityNews Kitchen 570 about teens in the past, and the ways they’ve worried parents – but also how their brains are wired for innovation and could help save the world.
The ConversationI wrote an article for The Conversation, entitled, “Bones and teeth help reveal whether teenagers have always been a source of worry for their parents” (Jan 11, 2022). In this piece, I identify two ways adolescents have stayed the same over millennia, and one key way that adolescents have changed.
Along with Dr. Megan Brickley, I co-hosted “Emerging Adolescence: A Virtual Workshop” (November 1-2, 2021). This workshop featured keynote addresses by Dr. Mary Lewis and Dr. Sharon DeWitte, as well as presentations from students, emerging scholars, and faculty who are using varied approaches and methods to investigate adolescents in the field of biological anthropology. Follow the Emerging Adolescence tab to learn more, and to access the videos and teaching materials developed for undergraduate students.
Homepage - SSCIP I was honoured to give the first Biannual Guest Lecture for the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past (SSCIP) in May 2021. In my talk “Gendered Childhood Diets” I discuss some of my doctoral research, and how we can use changes in diets to learn more about changing social roles in the Roman Empire . Click here to watch the video recording, or click here to read the blog post about the event.
I participated in the Paleopathology Association’s UpGoer Five Challenge, explaining my research in the thousand most common words in the English Language. Check out my presentation on “body changes between kids and grownups, back when men wore long white clothes we wear to parties” (translation: Puberty in the Roman Empire).
Anthropologically SpeakingI chatted with Katie, Iz and Isabelle of Anthropologically Speaking, about childhood and bioarchaeology. Click here to listen to the episode: “Letting the Children Talk: Chatting about Children in the Bioarchaeological Record with Creighton Avery”.
In 2019, I was named one of two L’Oréal Canada – France Canada Research Fund Fellows. Press release available here.