My cohost Cara Ocobock from Notre Dame & I have started our 4th year of the weekly Sausage of Science podcast for the Human Biology Association & American Journal of Human Biology. We started this year interviewing Mississippi State bioarchaeologist Dr. Anna Osterholtz. Follow this link below to listen to us chat with her about the ethics & poetics (yes, poetry of the dead) of working with human remains. Be sure to subscribe, like, rate, blah blah to keep up with our weekly interviews with human biologists & human bio-adjacent scholars!
Last semester, I started a new podcast for the Inking of Immunity project. I am the executive producer and cohost the podcast with UA doctoral student Mike Smetana and University of Sunderland (UK) evolutionary psychologist Dr. Becci Owens. Check out our new preview episode wherever you download your podcast, then go back and listen to our last season. Of course, be sure to like, subscribe, review, tell your friends, tell your enemies, etc.
Two years ago, I was selected for a prestigious Leshner Fellowship through the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which helps mid-career professionals develop skills in public engagement. It involves a research project and a project for institutional change. My institutional change project is to work toward incentivizing and rewarding public engagement with science and engineering across my institution. I was subsequently selected for a UA Provost Faculty Leadership Fellowship to implement this project, which was delayed for a year by COVID-19 but is now back on track. I recommend the Leshner Fellowship for any mid-career academics in science or engineering looking to up their outreach game. It is wonderful and a lifelong fellowship with great people and invaluable resources.
I am pleased to announce that The University of Alabama is OK with keeping me around, as they have promoted me to the rank of Professor. I'd like to thank my family and department for all the support they've shown me over the years, without which none it would have been possible.
Christopher D. Lynn
I am a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama with expertise in biocultural medical anthropology.