Tracy Betsinger presents at international conference

Tracy Betsinger, Anthropology, presented at the international conference, “Why Frankenstein Matters at 200: Rethinking the Human through the Arts and Sciences,” in Rome, Italy during the summer.

Her presentation, “Frankenstein’s Creature and Vampires: Embodiments of Fear” explored the similarities and differences between literary and folkloric monsters and how beliefs and fears can be explored through the bioarchaeological record.

This multidisciplinary conference included presentations on refugees and human rights, race and gender, CRISPR gene editing, the legal rights of genetically modified individuals, artificial intelligence, politics, identity, ethics in science, and aesthetics.