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Professor Anil Aggrawal <dr_anil@hotmail.com>
Professor of Forensic Medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India. Editor-in-Chief of "Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology", which can be accessed at http://www.geradts.com/~anil/ij/vol_004_no_002/main.html
Melissa Aho <mkahoo@yahoo.com>
Melissa Aho is the Evening & Circulation Supervisor at the Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Melissa is also an Adjunct Online Instructor for National American University and Rasmussen College. Currently, she is working on a PhD in International Development from the Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has a MS in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1998, a MLIS from Dominican University in 2001, and a MA in Art History from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2009. Her current interests include: aviation, religious architecture, art history & history of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
International Journal of Dental Anthropology <ijda@syllabapress.com>
First electronic journal on dental anthropology (www.ijda.syllabapress.com)
Maria-Inés ("Mané") Arratia <arratia@mcmaster.ca>
Assistant Professor (Contractually limited appointment) at McMaster University's Department of Anthropology in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Has extensive research and work experience in the Southern Andean Region (northern Chile and neighbouring countries). Worked primarily on issues in education with highland Aymara communities and migrant Aymara youths throughout the 1990s. More recently, was research manager for a four-year participatory project in Malawi, Central Africa, with faith-based communities. Interests: indigenous Rights, indigenous epistemologies, community education and health.
SUBIR BISWAS <gargisubir@gmail.com>
Subir Biswas (b.27 August, 1974) teaches Anthropology at the North Bengal University since 2001. He obtained his master degree in Anthropology from Calcutta University in 1996 and doing Ph. D. (at final stage) from North Bengal University. In course of his association with N.B.U he has experienced with several field works within the range Northern part of West Bengal. His areas of interests are Anthropological Demography, Population Genetics and Human Growth and Development. He has in his credit two research projects of University Grants Commission and Centre for Women’s Studies, NBU, as well as several research articles of Anthropological interests. He is a member of several professional Anthropological associations.
Subrata Sankar Bagchi <ssbagchi@hotmail.com>
Lecturer in Anthropology, Bangabasi Evening College (affiliated under Calcutta University).Formerly, Senior Research Fellow (UGC-NET)in the department of Anthropology of Calcutta University. Published research works on tribal economy, urban ethnicity, Baha'i religion, crisis in the methodology of fieldwork in Anthropology, urban marginality and the like. Presently working on thirdworld urban maginality and child labour in the city of Calcutta.
George Bagwell <lbagwell@coloradomtn.edu>
Professor of Anthropology and Psychology at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, CO Colorado Mountain College - Alpine Campus 1330 Bob Adams Drive Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 phone 970 870-4448
Suzanne Baker <suzbaker@twmi.rr.com>
Currently teaching part time at Oakland Community College in Michigan, Dr. Baker is also the Webmaster and Book Review Editor for the Association of Feminist Anthropology, and Book Review Editor and member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of International Women’s Studies. Research interests include gender ideologies, women in peasant communities, Nicaragua, immigrant communities in the United States, and domestic violence. She has also engaged in consulting to nonprofit agencies and directed a women’s resource center.
John Herschel Barnhill <jbarnhil@sbcglobal.net>
John Barnhill received his Ph.D. in American history from Oklahoma State University in 1981 then became a civil servant, retiring in 2005 and relocating from Oklahoma to Texas. He has authored a book and numerous articles as well as hundreds of reviews and encyclopedia articles.
Luis Barreiros <barreirosluis@netc.pt>
Portuguese anthropologist; actually PhD student of anthropology and Psychoanalysis under the theme "From Freud to Lévi-Strauss: Inconscious and Mithology", in Lisbon - Portugal (ISCTE)
Guillermo Bartelt <hceng061@csun.edu>
Professor of English, California State University, Northridge; Ph.D. University of Arizona; sociolinguistics.
Andrew Battista <a.battista@uky.edu>
Andrew Battista is a Ph.D. English Literature candidate at the University of Kentucky. His interests include British Renaissance, Theology, and Ecocriticism
William O. Beeman <William_Beeman@Brown.edu>
William O. Beeman Assoc. Professor Department of Anthropology Brown University Fields: linguistic anthropology, performance studies, technology and society, cognitive anthropology, symbolic anthropology, media anthropology World Areas: Middle East, Japan, South Asia, Europe, North America
Troy Belford <troy.belford@gmail.com>
Troy Belford received his Master's in Anthropology in 2010 from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. His main areas of interest include visual anthropology, ethnographic/anthropological film, digital copyright and the attendant issues of creative use, and the ethnomusicology of heavy metal music. In the summer of 2007 he filmed some short subjects among the Asmat of Papua, Indonesia. These films are featured on the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology website: www.holmes.anthropology.museum. He currently works for the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, a division of the Prairie Research Institute in Illinois. He lives in southern Wisconsin with his wife, Mackenzie, and two cats, Odin and Gilgamesh.
Cyril Belshaw <cbelshaw@telus.net>
Hon. Fellow RAI, ASAO, Pacific Science Association, Fellow Royal Society of Canada Fieldwork mostly Oceania Former President IUAES, Prof University of B.C. Publications: theory, Melanesian ethnography, economic anthropology. social change, applied anthropology etc. Food reviews !!
Dr. Janet E. Benson <janet@ksu.edu>
Dr. Janet E. Benson is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Kansas State University. She has worked in Africa, India, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean, and southwest Kansas. During 1988-1990 she participated in the Ford Foundation Changing Relations Project in Garden City, Kansas (one of six sites throughout the US, and the first national study to apply ethnographic methods to analysis of relations between newcomers and established residents in American cities). Her research interests include immigrant labor use in meatpacking, immigrant household economic strategies, and youth issues among the second generation. She is also past president of the Committee on Refugees and Immigrants (CORI) of the American Anthropological Association.
Riva Berleant <Riva.Berleant@uconn.edu>
Riva Berleant is Professor of Anthropology (emerita) at the University of Connecticut, where she taught at the Torrington Campus. She says, "I've been reviewing books for CHOICE: THE MAGAZINE FOR COLLEGE LIBRARIES for 40 years, especially in history and theory of anthropology, Caribbean region, plantation and slavery studies, and the Native Northeast. I was Anthropology Editor for the American Library Association's on-line database, RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE LIBRARIES in 2006-07. My papers have appeared in AMERICAN ETHNOLOGIST, GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, NEW WEST INDIAN GUIDE, WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY, and other journals. My most recent paper (2012) is "Rice and Beans in the Eastern Caribbean." It appears in the collection Rice and Beans: A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places (Wilk and Barbosa, eds. Berg Publishing)."
Kanai Lal Bhowmik <ari@cal2.vsnl.net.in>
Retired Professor and Former Dean of Post-Graduate Studies, Dept. of Agricultural Extension, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, West Bengal, India. Education B.Sc. (Hons.) in Anthropology in 1961 from University of Calcutta. M.Sc. in Anthropology in 1963 from University of Calcutta. M.A. in Ancient Indian History and Culture in 1965 from University of Calcutta. Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1969 from University of Calcutta. Professional Experience 1968-73 Lecturer, University of Kalyani. 1973-74 Reader, University of Kalyani. 1974-82 Reader, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya. 1982-98 Professor, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya. Teaching Experience It includes a period of thirty five years, including five years at undergraduate level (1963-1968) and thirty years at post-graduate level (1968 - 1998) in disciplines of Anthropology, Sociology and Agricultural Extension. Supervised Ph.D. Research work of 17 scholars Publications 42 research papers and 36 books and booklets in the field of Anthropology, Sociology and Agriculture. Seminars/Conferences Participated in 23 National Seminars; One International Conference on Population Studies sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and held at Oshkosh (Wisconsin) in 1973 ; and Participated in IXth International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences held at Chicago in 1973 ; co-ordinated and supervised various research programmes funded by both state and private organisations.
Anna Lucille Boozer <boozer@nyu.edu>
Anna Lucille Boozer is a Lecturer in Roman Mediterranean Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Reading. She obtained her B.A. in philosophy and the history of math and science from St. John's College and her Ph.D. in the Department of Anthropology from Columbia University. She currently excavates Roman domestic contexts as part of the New York University Excavations at Amheida, directed by Roger Bagnall. Her research investigates the migration of peoples, goods, and ideas across the borders of imperially controlled regions in order to understand how ordinary people experienced the Roman Empire. She is particularly interested in how divergent categories of identity—such as gender, ethnicity, status and age—affected modes of self-representation under Roman rule.
Afonso Botelho <abotelho30@rediffmail.com>
I am working as a Lecturer at Rosary College of Commerce and Arts, Navelim, Salcete, Goa for the last 14 years. My interest lies in the area of Language and Education. I have written two papers in refereed journals on language and education in Goa. I have also reviewed two books for the journal Sociological Bulletin of the Indian Sociological Society on a similar topic. Presently I am working on my Phd on Language and Early Schooling in Goa which I shall be submitting by February 2007. I am interested in reviewing some book on the topic of language and education.
Tami Brady <trbradyb@netscape.net>
Tami Brady graduated from the University of Leicester, UK with an MA in Archaeology and Heritage, awarded with distinction. Her Master's thesis was on Spatial and Symbolic Analysis of Hearth Assemblages at the Stampede Site. Tami currently works as a consulting archaeologist in Calgary, Alberta. In her spare time, she also undertakes various freelance writing, research, and book review projects.
Margarita Ayora-O' Brien <obae@epm.net.co>
President Colombian Pulmonary Hypertension Foundation, Medellín, Colombia. Assistant Professor at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and University of Medellín, Medellín, Colombia. Bioanthropology Group Coordinator at School of Medicine, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia. Research Manager for a four year in Bioanthropology issues. Director The Research Company, Medellín, Colombia. Interests: comunity education and health, bioanthropology, applied anthropology, cultural and social anthropology.
Raymond A. Bucko <bucko@creighton.edu>
Professor of anthropology at Creighton University, Omaha, NE, specializing in Plains Indians (Lakota (Sioux)), ethnohistory, religion and ritual, and computer enhanced teaching. Ph D, University of Chicago, 1992. Recent publications include The Lakota Ritual of the Sweat Lodge and a new introduction for Lakota Warrior, an introduction and resource essay in Mary E. Cochran's Dakota Cross-Bearer: The Life and World of a Native American Bishop co-authored with Martin Broken Leg and editor of the Native American Studies section of Student Advantage's Internet Guide to the Disciplines (Internet Guide to the Disciplines).
Jason Burns <jason@searchinc.com>
Jason Burns is a Navy veteran who graduated from the University of Florida in 1996. After working as a field technician, Burns continued his education at the University of West Florida (UWF), where he took his MA, specializing in underwater archaeology, in 2000. While in graduate school, Burns worked on the 1997/98 excavations of the 16th century Emanuel Point ship in Pensacola before focusing his thesis on a Norwegian shipwreck and its socio-economic links with the historic Norwegian community. His thesis, The Life and Times of a Merchant Sailor: The Archaeology and History of the Norwegian Ship Catharine, was subsequently published in the Plenum Series in Underwater Archaeology in 2003. Upon graduating from UWF, Burns worked as an archaeologist on the CSS Hunley recovery off Charleston, SC before moving to St. Augustine, FL to work for the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP). From 2000-2003, Burns served as LAMP’s Director of Conservation and participated in all facets of the underwater archaeology program. During this time, Burns was also fortunate to assist on the 2002 CSS Alabama project off Cherbourg, France. Burns then served as the first underwater archaeologist hired by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources from 2003-2006 and was responsible for building a statewide underwater archaeology program for Georgia. Burns currently serves as a Maritime Archaeology Principal Investigator/Project Manager for Southeastern Archaeological Research Inc. (SEARCH), Maritime Division.
Jason G. Bush <jbush@sfu.ca>
Jason G. Bush is a graduate student at Simon Fraser University, with a specific focus in Medical Anthropology. Research interests include health policy and administration, aboriginal health, biomedicine and immigrant populations, perceptions of culture in health providers, and emergency medicine dispensation.
Gregory R. Campbell <gregory.campbell@mso.umt.edu>
Gregory R. Campbell, Ph.D. is a Professor of Anthropology at The University of Montana, Missoula. Professor Campbell is author of numerous articles and edited volumes about the Native American experience in America, with special research interests in health, demography, political economy, ethnicity and heritage issues. He is an author and the editor of Many Americas: Critical Perspectives on Race, Racism, and Ethnicity and served as Associate Editor for the Native American and Indigenous section in the Encyclopedia of Race and Racism. He has conducted ethnographic field research among various Native communities, especially in the Great Plains and Southwest.
Eduardo González Castillo <edouardo.gonzalez.castillo@umontreal.ca>
Eduardo González Castillo is a Mexican anthropologist whose studies concern youth, urban space, cultural activism, cultural industries and popular culture. Currently, he works as a post-doctoral student in Université de Montréal.
Dipankar Chatterjee <dipcha_123@yahoo.com>
Senior Research Fellow in Anthroplogical Survey of India, Completed M.Sc in Anthroplogy in the Year 2003 with specialisation in Social- Cultural Anthroplogy from University of Calcutta. Recipient of T.C. Roychowdhury Silver Medal for Academic Excellence. Research areas includes Structure and Performance of Small-Scale Economies, Ethno-Scientific understanding of Natural Resource Management, Income Alternatives for Forest Fringe Dwellers, Urban Migrants etc. Presently working among the Transhumant community of the Himalayas with relation to Cognitive Anthropology to Understand Cultural Syncretism.
Diptendu Chatterjee <dip_cu@rediffmail.com>
After getting First class M.Sc degree in Physical anthropology and human genetics, qualified NET and joined as research scholar in Department of Anthropology, Calcutta University. Received Young Scientist award of ISCA in 2004. Presently working as Lecturer in anthropology in Bangabasi college, Kolkata. Published a number of research papers in National and International level. Research area of interest is population variation, forensic anthropology, anthropometryand body composition, disease related lifestyle factor related population study, growth and molecular genetics. Done extensive field work in different tribal population of Jharkhand to North of West Bengal.
Robin Chatterjee <rabin_anthro@yahoo.co.in>
Junior research fellow in anthropological survey of india. Completed M.sc in the year 2002 from university of calcutta with specialisation in Palaeoanthropology and Prehistoric archaeology. Currently engaged in a research related to unfold the mystery of Human origin in india.
Diogo M. Costa <dmcosta@ufpa.br>
Diogo M. Costa is associate professor of Graduate Program in Anthropology, at Federal University of Pará and leader of the Group of Amazonian Historical Archaeology - GAHiA. He have bachelor's degree in history (FAPA 2001), master's degree in cultural resource management (PUCGO 2003), PhD in anthropology (UF 2010), and post-doctorate in archaeology (UFMG 2012). He participated in more than thirty different archaeological projects in more than fifteen archaeological institutions, and his main focus being on historical archaeology, digital archaeology and environmental archaeology. He is also the creator and administrator of the site http://arqueologiadigital.com
ANUPAM DATTA <adattaansi@yahoo.com>
worked as JRF and SRF in anthropological survey of India, precently as research Associate in the same organisation, workedvividly in the tribal areas of Arunachal pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattishgarh, assam, Uttaranchal in several projects of Survey,interested to work in the tribal areas of hilly terrain and currently engage in ethno-medical studies in Biosphere reserve
Arnab Das <arnabdass@rediffmail.com>
Presently lecturer in anthropology in a college at Calcutta under the University of Calcutta. Published research papers on the Subsistence of Juang - an Indian primitive tribal group,the political organization of Sahara tribe in India,the ethnicity of the urban Punjabis in Calcutta, the recasting an ethnographic study, anthropological study on Baha'is, a study on the Kumhars (earthen idol makers) in Calcutta, a theoretical overview on deviance, some film reviews and thoroughly engaged in the psychoanalytic anthropological studies among post-colonial urban people.
Mary-Anne Decatur <mvdecatur@gmail.com>
My research focuses on issues of gender, sexuality, body modification and human rights. My MSc dissertation research at University College London examined the practice of female genital cutting among African immigrants living in London and explored how discourses of the practice were constructed in a London-based NGO fighting to end the practice. In September 2011, I will begin a PhD program in Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
John Dockall <jdockall@paiarch.com>
Dr. John Dockall is a project archeologist and lithic analyst for the cultural resources firm of Prewitt and Associates, Inc. in Austin, Texas. His background includes Lower and Middle Paleolithic Near Eastern prehistory, southwestern and southeastern US prehistory, Texas, New Mexico, and Hawaii.
John E. Dockall <jdockall@bishop.bishopmuseum.org>
Ph.D in Anthropology, 1997 from Texas A&M University. Assistant Anthropologist, Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI. Specialization in North American Archaeology, lithic technology, technological organization, and microscopic use-wear. Research areas include Early Postcontact Hawaii, Preclassic/Classic Maya, Near Eastern Middle Paleolithic, and Southwestern United States.
David L. Driscoll <Driscoll@luna.cas.usf.edu>
A PhD student at the University of South Florida whose dissertation research deals with community-based strategies for remediating and redeveloping urban brownfields in Dade County, Florida. He is also earning a MPH in environmental epidemiology with a specialization in democratic, or cumulative, risk assessment.
Michael Duke <mduke@mail.utexas.edu>
Michael Duke received a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996. His research interests include shaminism and religion; mass, popular and local culture; indigenous intellectuals; subaltern politics in Latin America; and legal culture in Mexico, Chile, and the United States. He is currently a senior researcher with the State Bar of Texas.
Brad Eden <beden@ccmail.nevada.edu>
I am Head, Bibliographic and Metadata Services for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I do print and multimedia reviews in the areas of librarianship, medieval history and religion, and music thus far. I have a masters and Ph.D. in musicology (medieval), and a masters in library science.
Charles O. Ellenbaum <ellenbaumbridge@mac.com>
Emeritus professor of anthropology and religious studies at College of DuPage. Particularly interested in general archaeology, religion, violence (terrorism, serial murder), film, general cultural anthropology, and teaching. Recent article is in the ENCYL OF CULT ANTH and has worked on film projects. Enjoys science fiction, fantasy, and mysteries, along with watching films and playing simulations.
Erwin Perez Erfe <medicolegal@justice.com>
Dr. Erfe is a physician-lawyer from the Philippines. He is Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Ateneo Law School, Ateneo De Manila University; a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Penology at the University of the Philippines; and a Forensic Consultant of the Public Attorney's Office, Department of Justice. He serves on the Editorial Board of Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.
Kamilia Al- Eriani <kamiliaa@student.unimelb.edu.au>
Kamilia Al-Eriani is a doctoral candidate at the School of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She currently holds Endeavour Postgraduate Award for PhD program. She was awarded a Fulbright grant from 2006-2008 to finish her MA degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University. Her dissertation interrogates the notion of sovereignty through an examination of the current popular revolution in Yemen. It examines how the regime and protesters (including those inside and outside the territorial sovereignty of the state) struggle for the role of sovereign.
Roderick Ewins <re@tassie.net.au>
Recently retired as Head of Fine Art in the University of Tasmania, I have a lifelong interest in the culture (particularly material culture) of the Fijian people, and have publications relating to this. Current research centers around the use of traditional art and ritual in the (re)construction of identity, particularly in relation to ethnic revitalization movements.
Rhonda S. Fair <rsfair@ou.edu>
Rhonda S. Fair (Ph.D. 2007, University of Oklahoma) is a cultural anthropologist specializing in the study of social networks and cultural preservation. She works primarily with the Caddo and Delaware people of western Oklahoma. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the American Philosophical Society’s Phillips Fund, and the Morris Opler Endowment. Her work has appeared in Plains Anthropologist, Southern Anthropologist, Oklahoma Archaeology, and Museum Anthropology Review. Previously, she has held positions at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Caddo Heritage Museum. She now is the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Tribal Liaison and serves on the Graduate Faculty of the University of Oklahoma’s College of Liberal Studies.
K. Patrick Fazioli <kpf27@medaille.edu>
Patrick Fazioli is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at Medaille College (Buffalo, NY). He holds a BA in History (Providence College) and an MA and PhD in Anthropology (University at Buffalo). His interests include Late Antique and Early Medieval archaeology in Central Europe, ceramic compositional analyses, technology, landscape, and the history of archaeology (especially nationalism, imperialism, and colonialism).
Amy Roache- Fedchenko <asroache@maxwell.syr.edu>
Doctoral Candidate at Syracuse University, Areas of Interest Include: North American fur trade, the history of technology 18th-20th century, historical archaeology, technology and social interactions
K. H. Ferguson <kathryn.ferguson@jcu.edu.au>
Kathryn is a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.
Enzo Ferrara <ferrara@ien.it>
Research Scientist for Materials Science and Metrology in Chemistry, active since 1991 in an Italian National Metrology Institute (IEN). Italian Representative in EURACHEM, EUROMET, CCQM international metrological stitutions. Graduated in Chemistry, Specialized in Analytical Chemistry for Archaeological Science. Teacher in courses on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials for Electrotechnics and Metrology in Chemistry (Ph.D. Level). Book reviewer for international specialized journals.
John Gill <john.gillnz@gmail.com>
John Gill is a former public servant in New Zealand. He has worked in senior management in both the Department of Maori Affairs and Ministry of Educaton. His original field was accounting but he also has an anthropology degree from Massey University. His interets are medical anthropology, Native American studies, New Zealand studies and Africa. John is a director of Datacom, the largest New Zealand owned IT company.
Kathleen A. Gillogly <kagillogly@comcast.net>
Kathleen Gillogly is a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She has an M.A. from the University of Hawaii (Anthropology). Her dissertation work in northern Thailand was on transformations in social structure among the Lisu, an upland minority group that formerly grew opium. Previous research was in Vietnam and Laos on cultural and biological diversity and agroecosystems, and in the Solomon Islands at the Kwaio Cultural Centre. She has also done evaluation research of a social service organization in Chicago, IL and on networks of community environmental activists in SE Chicago. She is adjunct faculty at Columbia College, Chicago and has taught at Loyola University Chicago and Barat College of DePaul. She is the past-President and past-Programs Coordinator of the Chicago Association for the Practice of Anthropology.
Betty J. Glass <glass@unr.edu>
Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries. Women's Studies Subject Specialist. Past Chair of the Association of College & Research Libraries-Women's Studies Section.
Mark Goodman <mgoodman@yorku.ca>
Presently Chair, Department of Sociology (includes Anthropology). Courses: Racism and Colonialism; Colonialism and Development; Social Theory; Culture and Power. Research: (1) Social Theory -- challenges to established canon posed by feminist theory and by writers like Foucault, Said; (2) Film -- portrayals of colonial and post-colonial peoples and struggles in film; (3) Political Economy -- labor discipline and gender relations under slavery in U.S. South and in Latin America and the Caribbean; coerced labor systems, generally.
Paulo Granjo <paulogranjo@yahoo.com>
Ph.D in Social Anthropology by ISCTE (Lisbon), with a dissertation on the social factors of danger in Sines petroil refinery (Portugal). Research Fellow at Instituto de Ciencias Sociais (Lisbon) and Visiting Professor at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Maputo). Currently studying the perception, conceptualization and learning of technological and work hazards at Mozal aluminium smellter (Mozambique), and its interaction with local "traditional" ways to domesticate arbitrary hazards. Also researching "traditional" Mozambican healers' practices and concepts, and their relations with biomedicine and local domestications of uncertainty. Main interests: cultural and social change, social manipulation of technology, social domestication of uncertainty, technological danger, processes of situated learning.
Tyler J. Griffith <tyler.griffith@gmail.com>
Tyler Griffith is currently a postgraduate student in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University, focusing on scientific and medical discourses in early-modern racial theory. He studied Classics and Medieval Studies at the University of Chicago for his BA, where he investigated 14th century Savoyard manuscripts of Livy held by the Newberry Library. He completed an MA in the Cultural and Intellectual History of the Renaissance at the Warburg Institute, University of London, looking at the 16th century French legal humanist Guillaume Bude. After teaching for a year at a community college in North Carolina, he finished an MSc in Enlightenment Studies at the University of Edinburgh, focusing on visual and textual representations of law, politics, and violence in Early Modern Europe (1500-1850), and continued his research into the modern era with the MLitt program in Modern Thought at the Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen. His other research interests include topics such as: war and violence in the epic tradition, visual representations of authority, the university and the public sphere, and 18th century Latin literature.
Sandi Harvey <skharvey75@yahoo.com>
I am currently a graduate student in the department of anthropology at Wichita State University. Research interests include the analysis of Okinawan and Southeast Asian popular music in the context of globalization, collective memory, and identity.
Thomas N. Headland <tom_headland@sil.org>
Thomas N. Headland (tom_headland@sil.org) has a Ph.D. in anthropology from U Hawaii (1986). He is a Senior Anthropology Consultant with SIL International. He has published twelve books and 100 scholarly articles. His most recent publications include "Hunter-Gatherers and Other Primates as Prey, Predators, and Competitors of Snakes," published in *Proceedings of Nat'l Academy of Sciences* (December 2011), *Agta Demographic Database: Chronicle of a hunter-gatherer community in transition* (online, SIL 2011), and as a co-author of “Co-Residence Patterns in Hunter-Gatherer Societies,” published in SCIENCE (March 2011, first author Kim Hill). Tom and his wife, Janet, have conducted field research among the Agta foragers in the Philippines for most of the last 48 years, most recently in the spring of 2010. Tom's research has been described in Science, Science News, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Discover Magazine, The Times Higher Education Supplement, Anthropology News, USA Today, and in over 100 newspapers. His academic website is at www.sil.org/~headlandt
Gary Heathcote <zinjman@uog9.uog.edu>
Gary Heathcote is an Assoc. Prof. of Anthropology at the University of Guam, and founder of the Anthropology Resource and Research Center there. He is a physical anthropologist currently involved in the study of human skeletal series from the Mariana Islands, greater Micronesia, the North American Arctic and Subarctic, Siberia, Greenland, and southern Ontario. Research interests also include the biomedical anthropology of contemporary Micronesian populations.
Victoria L. Henderson <2dtvh@qlink.queensu.ca>
A graduate student in the Department of Geography at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), I am currently working on my Master’s Thesis, “Sounds Like Resistance: Spectrum Deregulation and Indigenous Community Radio in Guatemala” (to be defended in Spring 2008). Identifying tensions both within and between landscape and soundscape, I consider the ways in which community radio articulates indigenous resistance to domestic and international hegemonies. I examine community radio both as an act of accession (strengthening Maya linguistic and cultural autonomy) and as an act of subversion (undermining dominant economic and political structures). In addition, I explore how the discourse of ‘community’ may be used to remap socio-spatial boundaries and (un)settle power relations at differing scales.
Jane M. Henrici <henrici@utxvms.cc.utexas.edu>
Ph.D. from U.T.-Austin (96), in Anthropology and Museum Studies. Dissertation on tourism development, focusing on Peruvian craft projects operating in a village and development agencies based in Lima. Publications on development projects, gender and tourism, and critique of touristic discourse using Bourdieu's 'misrecognition'. Current research on N.G.Os and gender.
Sabine H. Hoffmann <Sabine.H.Hoffmann@gmx.net>
Sabine H. Hoffmann (Dipl.-Region.-Wiss.) is currently pursuing her PhD at the Department of International Communication at Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia). She has special interest and teaching experience in Intercultural Communication and International Marketing. Prior to a corporate career in marketing with a multinational company in Europe and Asia, she undertook East Asian studies in Germany and Japan. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Management Conference and the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management (E-mail address: Sabine.H.Hoffmann@gmx.net).
Kendall House <khouse@boisestate.edu>
Boise State University, Department of Anthropology, 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725-1950. Since completing my Ph.D in 1999 (UC Davis), my interests have centered on anthropological approaches to labor studies, beginning with my dissertation on "roughneck" heavy construction laborers in southwestern Idaho. Currently I am focusing on evolutionary approaches to exploitation, and comparative studies of slavery. General areas of interest include the anthropology of work, the political economy of actually existing capitalism and socialism, race and gender, and culture and ideology.
Leah Huff <1clah@qlink.queensu.ca>
Lecturer in Geography and Environment at Mount Allison University, in New Brunswick, Canada. Teaching and research interests include: Latin America (especially Guatemala); cultural, social, and landscape studies; emotional geographies; feminist and de-colonial methodologies; phenomenology and sense of place. PhD (ongoing)Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. Dissertation project: An ethnogeography of the Maya-Tz'utujil community of San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. MA (2004) Queen's University, Geography. Thesis "Being Maya: The (Re)Construction of Indigenous Cultural Identity in Guatemala." BA (2000), University of British Columbia, Anthropology and Latin American Studies.
Olga Ivanova <olga.ivanova@ucla.edu>
Olga Ivanova is currently a doctoral student at the Department of Applied Linguistics, UCLA. She has a B.A. in African and Oriental studies (St.-Petersburg State University, Russia) and a M.A. in African Studies (Hamburg University, Germany). Her main interests are African languages (Swahili), media discourse, and language and identity.
Shyamal Kumar Jana <shyamaljana@hotmail.com>
Shyamal Kumar Jana (born 3rd October, 1967) obtained his M. Sc degree in Anthropology with specialization in Physical Anthropology from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India. Taught Anthropology at Seva Bharati Mahavidyala, P.O. Kapgari in Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal as Guest Lecturer (1993 – 1995). Obtained his Ph. D Degree from University of Ranchi, Ranchi – 834 008, India in 2005 on “Health and health-related Problems among the Tribes of Midnapore, West Bengal”. He has conducted extensive fieldwork among the different tribal communities of India. He has over fifteen years of research experience and has to his credit twenty published papers in Indian journals and chapters in books. His research interest includes Sustainable Health Development, Reproductive and Child Health, Food & Nutrition, Sanitation, Public health, Comparative medical systems and treatment decision making; Traditional and alternative healers, Health beliefs and health behaviours, and Ethnicity. His work has been conducted using a combination of traditional anthropological methods and quantitative research designs. He actively participated and presented papers in a number of national and international seminars, conferences. Currently, attached to the Panchayats & Rural Development Dept., Govt. of West Bengal, India as District Coordinator, DPMU for SRD, Jalpaiguri.
Hugh W. Jarvis <hjarvis@buffalo.edu>
As a practicing anthropologist and professional librarian (University at Buffalo PHD/MLS), my scholarly service interests ultimately address access to knowledge, the development of better information resources, and generally improving the quality of anthropological science. My professional day job is Cybrarian (essentially information officer) for our office of University Communications, while the rest of my time is spent on Web service projects, including the Worldwide Email Directory of Anthropologists (WEDA), and the Anthropology Review Database (ARD), as editor. In my spare time (!), I work on my vintage Vespa and help my wife overhaul our Victorian home.
Sushumna Kannan <sushumnaa@gmail.com>
Sushumna Kannan has an MA in English (Literary and Cultural Studies) from CIEFL (now EFLU), Hyderabad, India and a PhD in Cultural Studies from Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), Bangalore, India. Her PhD is titled: Akka Mahadevi, a Saint, Rebel and Poet?: Problems for a Feminist Epistemology in India. She has taught courses in English Literature, Gender Studies and Cultural Studies for Masters' students in Bangalore, India and some Hinduism in colleges in San Diego. Sushumna also translates between English and the south Indian language, Kannada. Her previous publications in journals have been on gender, culture and translation. She has presented papers in several national and international conferences. Her research interests include Colonialism, Feminism, Historiography and the Indian Intellectual Traditions. Sushumna received the 'Regional Fellowship' from the French Government to spend two research years in France. Website: http://sushumnakannan.weebly.com/
Christopher Kaplonski <danzan@rci.rutgers.edu>
Research Associate at the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, Univ. of Cambridge, and at the Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University. PhD, 1996, Rutgers University. Chief research interests are social memory, nationalism, post-socialism and political violence. Recent publications include "Blame, guilt and avoidance: the struggle to control the past in post-socialist Mongolia," in History and memory, and editor of the English translation of Twentieth Century Mongolia. Currently working on two books, "Mongolia: democracy on the steppe," and "The memory of heroes: understanding truth, history and politics in Mongolia."
Karen Leigh Kessel <kkessel@ucs.indiana.edu>
KAREN KESSEL was awarded her doctorate in cultural anthropology at Indiana University in 1997. Her research interests include economic decision making and the impact of international development discourse on local practice. She conducted fieldwork in the Commonwealth of Dominica in 1994, where she studied local development planners and their interactions with women in a rural village. She is currently employed as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University and as an adjunct professor at Butler University.
Amir Khan <amirazizkhan@hotmail.com >
Amir Khan is a Master's student studying English Language and Literature at the University of Windsor, Canada. He maintains an avid, though unorthodox, interest in anthropology, particularly in regards to the origin of language.
Dammers Kim <kdammers@yahoo.com>
A.B. in philosophy, Lawrence University (WI). graduate work in anthropology (ethnography/ethnology and archaeology): U. of Ill. (C-U), N. Ill. U., S. Ill. U. (Carbondale). Studies in mathematics, U. of Goettingen, Germany. Doctoral candidate, Department of Ethnology, University of Goettingen: North American Archaeology (Oneota). Work in local museums in the U.S. and Germany: mostly archaeological and historical displays but also administration. Most of my archaeological fieldwork has been in the Mid-West and northern Germany (esp. neolithic and post-A.D. 1000). I am interested in bibliographies. I have done fieldwork on communal living (U.S.), labor unions (Costa Rica), and market behavior (Chiapas, Mexico). I am currently doing research in the field of nicknames, specializing on baby nicknames. I have also done some research (with forth-coming publications) on contemporary German culture and customs. I have participated in some archaeometric projects (phytoliths and daub) and "experimental archaeology" (i.e., reconstructive archaeology): daub, axe casting, tree-felling, ceramic firing, salt extraction, etc. I am currently involved in osteological research.
Hex Kleinmartin <hfk@buffalo.edu>
Hex got his PhD in Anthropology from the Univeristy at Buffalo in 2005. Although his specialty is in archaeology (spatial and contact), he has a strong interest in cultural interaction and change as well as beliefs in the supernatural world.
Lisa Klopfer <lklopfer@emich.edu>
Lisa Klopfer earned a PhD from University of Pennsylvania (1994) and a MSI (Library and Archives Studies) from the University of Michigan (2000). Her doctoral research was undertaken in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Subsequently she has worked in South Africa and India. She is currently an associate professor and librarian at Eastern Michigan University.
Charles C. Kolb <ckolb@neh.gov>
Ph.D. in anthropology and archaeology, Pennsylvania State University, focus on Latin America and Central Asia,and emphasis on material culture analyses (especially ceramics), settlement patterns, and paleodemography. Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology and cultural and physical anthropology for 19 years at Penn State (University Park and Erie campuses) and Bryn Mawr College. Archaeological, ecological and ethnographic field research since 1962 in Mexico, Afghanistan, Uganda, and Eastern U.S. Author/editor of 5 books, author of 80 journal articles or book chapters, and 350 book, film, or website reviews. Director of Research and Grants at Mercyhurst College for 6 years, Senior Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1989. Responsibility at NEH for projects dealing with the physical preservation of and intellectual access to library, archival, and material culture collections (especially recorded sound, still and moving image, and paper collections -- microfilming and digitization), and R&D projects. Abstractor for technical journals (Am Ceramic Abstracts, Art & Archaeology Technical Abstracts), associate or regional editor for three technical publications including SAS Bulletin. Major interests: history, theory, and methods in archaeology and anthropology; ethnohistory; physicochemical and materials science analyses; demography; cartography; military and diplomatic history.
Dorothy Schlotthauer Krass <dorothy_krass@saa.org>
Manager, Public Education, Society for American Archaeology. PhD UMass, Amherst, 1995. Archaeology and Education; Native Peoples of New England (past and present); and Mesolithic in Northern Europe.
Dr Kewal Krishan <gargkk@yahoo.com>
I am a postgraduate in Biological Anthropology with Doctorate in Forensic Anthropology from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. I was awarded gold-medal for standing first in M.Sc (Honours School) in Panjab University, Chandigarh. I am presently serving as a lecturer in Biological Anthropology in the same university. Before joining this position, he worked as an Anthropologist in Forensic Medicine Department of Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India. My areas of interest include forensic anthropology, forensic osteology, anthropometry, stature estimation, growth and nutritional status.. I have been recently nominated as Editor-in-Chief of The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology. I am on the Editorial Board of four other international journals, subject reviewer/expert on the panel of various international journals. I have published papers on various aspects of Biological/Forensic Anthropology like estimation of stature, bilateral asymmetry, foot-prints, autopsy room infection, physical growth and nutritional status in the journals like Forensic Science International, Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine, Legal Medicine (Tokyo), Indian Journal of Pediatrics. Dr Kewal krishan, Lecturer, Department f Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Arunachalam Kumar <ixedoc@hotmail.com>
A Professor in Anatomy in a leading medical institute with 25 years teaching experience. Has published a number of research papers and articles on human evolution and physical anthropology & osteology. Has special interest in bipedalism and its origins. His research work has been cited in The Hindu and The Times of India, among others. He is first to describe the presence of a 'squatting facet' on femora in India. He is the moderator of a discussion egroup, the asian anthropologist .
Avanish Kumar <avanish@mdi.ac.in>
PhD and M.Phil¸ Department of Anthropology¸ University of Delhi¸ Delhi ; M.Sc. and B.Sc.(H) in Anthropology from HansRaj College¸ University of Delhi¸ Delhi
Yves Laberge <yves.laberge@lit.ulaval.ca>
Yves Laberge is sociologist and film historian; he holds a Ph. D. in Sociology. His work has appeared in periodicals such as Laval théologique et philosophique, CinémAction, International Journal of Canadian Studies. He was guest editor for refereed journals such as Cahiers de l'imaginaire, Cap-aux-Diamants (Revue d'histoire du Québec) and Museum International. Yves Laberge is Series editor for Harmattan (France) and for Les Presses de l'Université Laval (Québec City). Yves Laberge served on scientific boards for encyclopaedias such as for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of the Blues (Routledge, 2005) and France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, History (ABC-Clio Press, 2005). He teaches media studies, American Studies and Citizenship Studies.
Jeremy Lammi <jmlammi@ucalgary.ca>
Master's candidate Center for Military and Strategic Studies University of Calgary. B. A. in history from the University of Lethbridge. Primarily interested in insurgency also have an interest in the beginnings and cultural aspects of warfare.
Pacho Lane <belpph@rit.edu>
My interest is in Visual Anthropology and in Expressive Culture. I am an ABD in Folklore from the University of Texas, and currently teach Film Production at the Rochester Institute of Technology. I have produced and directed around 15 documentary films, all on themes related to folklore and anthropology. A list of these films may be found on my website: http://www.geocities.com/hollywood/hills/5642 . Currently, I am working with an anthropologist colleague on a 20-part series on the Totonacs of Mexico.
Robert Lawless
ROBERT LAWLESS, Ph.D., 1975, New School for Social Research; M.A., 1968, University of the Philippines; B.S.J., 1959, Northwestern University. Formerly professor in the Department of Anthropology at Wichita State University, Robert passed away in January, 2012, and will be sorely missed. He spent seven years in Southeast Asia doing anthropological research among urban scavengers in Manila, peasants in the Central Plain of Luzon, and headhunters in the North Luzon Highlands. For several years in New York City he investigated the social organization of hospitals and the survival strategies of street people. More recently he conducted fieldwork in Haiti and among Haitians in Florida. His research and teaching interests focused on an integration of cognitive and ecological aspects of culture.
Barry Lewis <blewis@uiuc.edu>
Barry Lewis is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His latest book is Kentucky Archaeology, published in 1996 by University of Kentucky Press. Lewis's current field research is a study of the social meaning of poligar forts in South India.
Peter Loovers <p.loovers@abdn.ac.uk>
I am a Dutch PhD candidate at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. I am also affliated with the Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute, Northwest Territories, Canada. I have a MSc in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology of Non-Western Societies at Utrecht University, Holland. During my MSc I have conducted preliminary fieldwork in Guatemala with Quich'e Maya peasants and shamans. I also have conducted fieldwork in Namibia with !Kung and dealt with the perception of a land conflict between so-called hunter-gatherers and pastoralists. More recently, I have been working with Gwich'in and have spent over fifteen months in and around the communtiy of Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, Canada. I am currently writing-up and work on a contemporary ethnography with Gwich'in following the work of the late Professor Richard Slobodin. My interests are very broad and include: trails, 'practicality of learning' [enskilment and apprenticeship], textuality, human-animal relations, narratives, fur trade, oral history, indigenous rights, land claims, power [puissance and pouvoir], politics, western and indigenous philosophies, tragedies and humor, development, and personhood.
Gerardo A. Lorenzino <gerardo.lorenzino@yale.edu>
Gerardo Lorenzino is Senior Lector in Spanish at Yale University. His research is on languages in contact, with a special focus on Spanish and Portuguese contact with other languages from Africa and the Americas. In addition, he is interested in language pedagogy, particularly the use of computer technology to enhance foreign language teaching and learning.
Ring Mei Han Low <mlow@buffalo.edu>
I did my masters in Linguistics from the University of Manchester in England. I am currently a graduate student of linguistics at the University at Buffalo. My research focuses on definiteness in English, using methods of discourse analysis and frequency measures of linguistic features in natural contexts. More Information can be found at my website: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~mlow/
Andrea Lypka <alypka@mail.usf.edu>
Andrea Lypka is a PhD candidate in the Second Language Acquisition and Instructional Technology (SLA/IT) program at the University of South Florida (USF). Her research interests include motivation, immigrant language learner identity, and digital storytelling.
Tom Mallard <mallard@mallard-design.com>
Background in Quartenary Geology and related interests in glaciology and the general geologic history of the western USA. Personal bicycle tours in this area led to many encounters of artifacts which related to pluvial lakes from the last glacial period. Then the question of how and when these desert people got here led to more studies in sea-level changes and coastal areas as possible routes into the Americas. Most research confined to the east side of the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountains, high desert.
Daniel S. Margolies <dmargolies@vwc.edu>
Batten Associate Professor of History, Virginia Wesleyan College
Howard James Martin <hatch@richmond.infi.net>
H. J. Martin researched Hakka settler society on Taiwan and obtained a Ph.D. in social anthropology in 1990. He is currently engaged in qualitative and quantitative research for a government agency. Research interests include Chinese society, social science research methods and the application of ethnographic methods in non-academic research settings. Publications include ones on Hakka mortuary practices, ethnic identity, family and land ownership, and Chinese - aborigine relations in Qing Taiwan.
Juan M. Martin <ajmr@geocities.com>
Born in Salamanca (Spain) 1954. Chemical Engeniering by UIA (Mexico). Became a statistics teacher at ENAH in 1968. Help anthropologists with the handing of data in research. Now in Chihuahua, working Free Lance.
Gabriella A. Massa <gabriella.massa@tiscali.it>
Gabriella A. Massa, Canadian archaeologist and cultural worker, living and working in Italy. Masters in Archaeology at the University Laval (Quebec), and in Educational Sciences - psycho-pedagogy at the University of Québec (Montréal). Specialized in Inuit Culture and Art and specialized in Ancient Military Architecture and Military History at the Laval. Presently, I'm taking a Ph.D. in anthropology and ethnology, at EHESS, in Paris: “Arnaq. Inuit Woman. Historical memories of a rapidly changing society”. In 1976, I started working for the Government of Canada, and the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Quebec, as an archaeologist and surveyor. I am engaged in archaeological and cultural projects, concerning the spreading Cultural Heritage and the History of the Inuit of Canada. As an expert of archaeology and anthropology, I have taught at the Intercultural Centre of the City of Turin. I collaborate with the Department of Anthropology of the University of Turin and the University of Siena. In 2003, I have started teaching the experimental course: "Technician for the conservation and promotion of tourism Cultural Heritage and Environment", which is organised by the European Community, Region of Piedmont and University of Turin. I was the creator and the Curator of the project for the XXth Olympic Winter Games, Turin 2006 to present in Italy, a very prestigious exhibit on Circumpolar People: "Inuit and People from Ice". Scientific consultant about the Inuit culture, for a documentary concerning the “Global Warming and Inuit”. Italy- Canada (2007-2008).Coordinator of the Provincia di Torino, for the International Polar Year.
Nita Mathur <nitamathur25@yahoo.com>
Nita Mathur has specialized in Social Anthropology as part of postgarduate and doctoral studies in the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, India.She has studied the interplay between dance and lifestyle of a south Indian community. The major contribution of this work lay in evolving multidisciplinary research methodologies and models for the study of arts in living and the art of living in a culture. She has also explored the concepts of body, womb ans seed in Santhal-an indigenous community in the eastern part of India. Currently, she is studying consumer culture and corporate lifestyle in India. Nita Mathur is on faculty of the Indira Gandhi National Open University , India as Reader.
John P. McCarthy <jmccarthy@g-and-o.com>
Mr. McCarthy is the senior project manager for cultural resources services at Greenhorne & O'Mara, a Greenbelt, MD, based engineering firm. His research interests are broad, but largely focus on how material culture is used to create and maintain complex sociocultural identities including ethnicity and class. He is also the editor/publisher of the newsletter African- American Archaeology .
Kenneth McElhanon <ken_mcelhanon@sil.org>
Kenneth McElhanon was granted a BA by Wheaton College, IL with majors in anthropology and Greek. He joined SIL in 1962 and actively worked on the Selepet language and related languages in Papua New Guinea from 1964 through 1985. He holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the Australian National University (1970) and served as a research fellow at the same university from 1975-1978. He has held a Wenner-Gren fellowship to study kinship systems. His current research interests include cognitive linguistics, hermeneutics, worldview, Papuan linguistics, and cultural anthropology.
Susan McWilliams
Susan McWilliams <susan.mcwilliams@pomona.edu>
Susan McWilliams is Assistant Professor of Politics at Pomona College.
Janaina Cardoso de Mello <janainamello@uol.com.br>
Professor of the Master Degrees Archaeology at Federal University Sergipe (UFS), Brazil, with PHD in Social History by Federal Rio de Janeiro University (UFRJ).
Craig A. Meyer <craigameyer@gmail.com>
Craig A. Meyer is a graduate student at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He is working toward a doctorate in Composition and Rhetoric. In 2008, he received two master's degrees: creative non-fiction and composition/ rhetoric. He is a co-author of The Gillioz "Theatre Beautiful": Remembering Springfield's Theatre History, 1926-2006 and editor of the forthcoming Confederate Girlhoods: A Women's History of Early Springfield, Missouri. Craig's interests vary from Native American studies and true life stories of human endurance and adventure to teaching writing and improving his own literary production.
Leslie Meyer <leslie.meyer@utb.edu>
Leslie D. Meyer holds a Doctorate in Sociology and Demography from Texas A&M University. She received her Master’s in Sociology from Texas A&M Kingsville and a Bachelor’s from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Leslie uses advanced quantitative methodologies in her research in the areas of demography and migration. She has taught a wide range of courses, from demography and statistics, to social problems, racial relations, and sexualities and society.
M. Chiara Miduri <mc.miduri@hotmail.it>
Holds degrees in Letters and Philosophy with a B.A. Thesis in Ethnology, hons., from University of Turin (Dissertation title: "God's Echo: chimurenga! A fuzzy historical and ethnographical approach to Mwari cult (Zimbabwe), 1895-2000") and Post-Graduate Specializations in Human Rights and Development Anthropology, History and Anthropology of Migrations from VIS International - Rome. Currently a graduate student completing M.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology and working on a research thesis in African Linguistics (Provisional project title: "Anthropological, Lexicographical and Lexicological Worlds in ChiShona language: the case of Duramazwi Reurapi Neutano"), University of Turin. Former Review Editor for Africanist Anthropology and Ethnology section of Antrocom Online Journal of Anthropology (Antrocom Onlus Insitute - Rome, Italy). Main fields of interest include: History and Epistemology of Anthropology, Southern Africa Ethnology, Anthropological Linguistics, Cognitive Science.
Sarunas Milisauskas <smilis@acsu.buffalo.edu>
Sarunas Milisauskas is a professor of anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Born in Lithuania, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1970. He has conducted archaeological research on the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age settlements in Poland. His publications include European Prehistory (1978) and Early Neolithic Settlement and Society at Olszanica (1986).
Mark Edwin Miller <miller@suu.edu>
Mark Edwin Miller was born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1966. He was graduated with a B.A. in history from Texas A&M University in 1989. In 2001, Miller received a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. After graduation, Miller became an Associate Professor of History at Ouachita Baptist University where he published Forgotten Tribes: Unrecognized Indians and the Federal Acknowledgment Process (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004). He currently serves as Assistant Professor of History at Southern Utah University.
Tessa Minter <tessaminter@hotmail.com>
Tessa Minter (PhD) is assistant professor in environmental anthropology at Leiden University, where she has been teaching undergraduate and graduate students since 2010. Her research focuses on hunter-gatherers’ adaptation to environmental and social change. She did ethnographic field work among the Agta of Isabela Province in the Northeastern Philippines between 2002 and 2007, with periodic return visits since then. Her work and that of the PhD students she supervises, investigates the human ecology of hunter-gatherers by looking at livelihood strategies, time allocation, foraging success and settlement behavior; health, nutrition and demography; and transmission and use of indigenous knowledge. At the same time, she does applied research on indigenous peoples’ participation in decision making processes surrounding extractive industry operations, road construction and protected area management. She presently lives in the Solomon Islands, where she studies the well-being and food security of forest dwelling communities in logging concession areas on the island of Malaita.
Gary L. Moore <gccmoore@gmail.com>
Mr. Moore has almost fifty years of cultural resource management experience, throughout the United States and Mexico. He received his B.A. and M.A. in anthropology (archaeology) from Colorado State University, and is currently the Lead Archaeologist at Buys and Associates, Inc. in Littleton, Colorado.
Lawrence E. Moore <lemoore59@yahoo.com>
Larry Moore has over twenty years of experience in cultural resource management and has an MA in Anthropology from the University of Montana. He has conducted archaeological research in Virginia and Colorado. He is also interested in the sociology of Anthropology and archaeology.
Brooke M. Morgan <bmorgan@nd.gov>
I am an anthropological archaeologist with particular interest in the Paleoindian and Early Archaic periods and the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in North America. I earned my PhD from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas) in 2015. My research focuses on what the intersection of lithic technology, campsite spatial arrangement, and landscape settlement patterns can tell us about hunter-gatherer communities and the varying roles of individuals within those communities. I am also studying the production of decorative items at Plains Village (AD 1200-1780) sites in North Dakota.
Rebecca Morrow <morrow@fulbrightweb.org>
Director of the Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University since 2002, Rebecca’s background is in anthropology. She was awarded her Ph.D. from SUNY – Buffalo in 2004, having written a dissertation focusing on marital breakdown among working-class women in Dublin, Ireland. Her work with women's centers began at SUNY - Buffalo and continued at Vilnius University during a 2001-2002 fellowship year.
Justine Murray <murray_justine@hotmail.com>
I have a BA (majoring in Anthropology) and a BSc (majoring in ecology) from an Australian university. I have an Honours degree in Applied Science and am presently doing my phD. I have also spent two years in Africa living amongst numerous tribes, especially the Masaii and the Samburu of Kenya. I have an avid interest in indigeneous people and their interaction with their surrounding environment
Suman Nath <snsuman21@yahoo.com>
Teaches anthropology in Haldia Government College, in West Bengal under Vidyasagar University. Formerly a Research Associate in Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. Expertise in and publications on development governance, social needs and impact assessment with a focus on health, poverty alleviation, participatory water management, politics and local government sectors. Presently working on political consciousness and decision making. Works on the phenomenology-ethnography interface substantiated by quantitative data.
Mehrotra Nilika <nilika@mail.jnu.ac.in>
Nilika Mehrotra acquired M.Sc and Ph.D (1994) in social Anthropology from Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi. She taught at this department from 1990-1993 and later moved to teach at the department of sociology, University of Delhi, Delhi (1995-1999). At present she is teaching as an Associate Professor at the Centre of study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has done extensive research on women's movements in india. Besides she is researching issues relating to kinship, prestations and property rights of women with special reference to gold. Currently She is engaged in research on Gender and disability in rural india. Her interests include gender studies, tribal development issues and disability studies. She is the managing editor of Indian Anthropologist,the journal of Indian Anthropological Association.
Peter Ninnes <pninnes@metz.une.edu.au>
Peter Ninnes is a Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia. He completed an MA in Educational Anthropology in 1991 which consisted of an ethnography of informal education in Solomon Islands and an evaluation of the inclusion of elements of the informal learning system in secondary science education programs. He completed his PhD in 1995. This research involved an analysis of the relationship between schooling and cultural change among secondary school students of Vietnamese ethnic background in Adelaide, Australia. His research interests include educational anthropology; anthropology/sociology of knowledge; informal learning and socialisation; race and ethnicity in education; immigrant educational experiences, particularly Vietnamese migrants; and the internationalisation of education.
Elizabeth Noznesky <noznesky@astro.ocis.temple.edu>
Elizabeth Noznesky is currently a 4th year graduate student in anthropology at Temple University. Her primary research interests are in visual anthropology, specifically the production of anthropological film and the relationship between verbal and visual communication, Romani (Gypsy) civil rights, European Union institutions, and the anthropology of modernity. She intends to begin her dissertation fieldwork in the summer of 1998 in France and will work with local Romani activists and organizations while studying their efforts to mobilize politically in the context of the reconfiguration of Europe. The projects in which she has been involved to date include camerawork for a fellow graduate student doing preliminary fieldwork in Panama, editing a film shot by J. Jhala and R. Sandall on Rabari (pastoral nomads in Gujarat, India), the design of a database geared toward anthropology and other social sciences, and participation in a collaborative, Temple-based film project concerning the Padshahnama, royal rituals and zenana life in Rajasthan, India. Publications to date include a review of Trinh Minh-ha's film, Shoot for the Contents, in the journal Visual Anthropology Review.
Caroline Osella <Caroline.Osella@durham.ac.uk>
Caroline Osella took a PhD in social anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1993. She is currently employed as lecturer at the University of Durham, UK, and maintains affiliations with academic institutions in France and in India. She has undertaken several periods of fieldwork in Kerala, south India, and published on issues of social mobility, consumption, gender and sexuality. She is currently working with her husband, Filippo, on their second book manuscipt, a study of some ‘styles of masculinity’ in South India.
Sam Pack <spack@nimbus.ocis.temple.edu>
I am a graduate student in the anthropology of visual communication at Temple University. Research interests include reception studies, issues of identity, and globalization. My proposed dissertation will involve video life histories of a Navajo family in Tohatchi, New Mexico. In my spare time, I enjoy dog breeding, Hungarian folk dancing, and synchronized swimming.
Adam Pacton <apacton@live.com>
I am a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. My research focuses on responding to student texts but also intersects with discourse analysis, linguistics, and multimodal composition.
Claire Panetta <cpanetta@gc.cuny.edu>
Claire Panetta holds a BA in anthropology from Haverford College. She is currently studying for her PhD in the same field at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She has studied Arabic in the US and in Egypt, and she recently completed two year-long fellowships at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad in Cairo.
Ramakar Pant <ramakarp@yahoo.com>
Anthropologist; specialised in socio-cultural anthropology. He has obtained D.Phil degree from Department of Anthropology, University of Allhabad. Presently he is associated with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, where he deals with research and documentation on the contextual aspects of culture including life style, tradtions, folklore and art practices of communities, from eco-cultural, socio-economic points of view. Concentrating on the oral traditions, it has a wide canvas covering regional studies from a multi-disciplinary perspective emphasizing the inter-relationships between different cultural groups and communities. He has done intensive fieldwork in the regions of Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan and Meghalaya. In all these studies a holistic view is taken which provides key to the entire systematic research methodology in multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary nature. He was also associated with UNESCO Chair in the field of Cultural Development which attempted to examine the interface between cultural theory and development theory.
Palmeri Paolo <paolo.palmeri@uniroma1.it>
Paolo Palmeri is professor of development anthropology at Roma La Sapienza, Italy. He has contributed to the development of the anthropology in Italy introducing and disseminating the work of the French school of economic anthropology. He has undertaken research projects in Africa related to the themes of modernisation and social change. The most important of these have focussed on the Zarma/Songhay in Niger, the Diola of the Lower Casamance in Senegal, and the Mbaka pigmies in the forest of southeastern Camerun. Subsequently, he has been occupied in applied anthropology with the use of participatory and rapid rural appraisal techniques in the context of the planning and implementation of development projects in Africa and Asia. His most important works include: Tradition et Changement à Niamey (1974); L’economia della Savana (a cura di) (1975); La civiltà tra i primitivi (1980), Uomini e società del Sahel (1985); Ritorno al Villaggio (1990); Etiopia, L’ultimo socialismo africano (1995); Introduzione all’antropologia culturale (2000.
S.M. Patnaik <smpatnaik@hotmail.com>
Reader in social anthropology at the department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi,India. He is also currently President of Indian Anthropological Association based in Delhi. .Website address of the association is www.indiananthropology.org. His main areas of specialization are in the field of tribal studies. He has published many papers on tribal development issues and a book titled "Displacement Rehabilitation and Social Change: A Case of Paraja Highlanders of Orissa" His current research centres around issues of tribal identities and globalization and tourism in northeast India. Through Indian Anthropological association he wishes to promote the interests of anthropologists through regional and global networking.
Bryce Peake <brycepeake@gmail.com>
Bryce Peake (BMus (Jazz Composition) Eastern Illinois University, MA (Cultural Production) Brandeis University) is a visual anthropologist engaged in the phenomenological and psychoanalytic study of the ways people shape their experience of the world through art, music, and discourse. His research interests include sound-studies, museums, documentary media, cultural geography, critical theory, tourism, and identity, alongside personal interests in photography and jazz. He has an ongoing ethnographic research project in the Mediterranean, and has recently completed an ethnographic study of zombie walks and the social imagination. My anthropologically influenced curiosity has led me to traverse ideas including cultural semiotics, authoritative languages concerning art and aesthetics, graffiti, performance theory, human (cultural geography), and self expression & creativity. I have submitted work to and published in AnthroNews, OmerTa: Journal of Applied Anthropology, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, and am editor of Brandeis University's Multimedia Journal "Culture: Production & Critique."
Alcira Forero- Pena <alforep@gmail.com>
A Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology (CUNY) with doctoral research on Women's Education in Kerala, India. Interested and have conducted research on Maya women of Guatemala, ethnicity, education, "development", and human rights. As a native Colombian anthropologist I did some work on female migration in the Colombian Caribbean. Taught gender, socio-cultural change, the social and cultural context of early education courses. Some research on the use of IT and Internet by poor children (mostly Mexican and Dominican) in New York City.
Randall Perez <rlperez@hawaii.edu>
I am an undergraduate honors sociology student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. I am currently working a on number of projects conducting original research as well as working as a research assistant. My research focuses on the social implications of globalization and development in the global south. I am particularly interested in environmental issues such as the social implications of biotechnology, and the gendered divisions of labor that occur in “developing countries.” I am also interested in the emergence of new-left social movements such as the contemporary animal rights, environmental, Occupy, and anti-globalization movements. I am currently working on an honors thesis titled “From Outreach to Arson: A Critical Look at the Contemporary Animal Rights and Environmental Movement.” My thesis explores the strategies and tactics of the aforementioned movements and the political ideologies that motivate activists and influence tactics. I take a mixed methods approach to research developing experience with both qualitative and quantitative methodology and utilizing the strengths of each in my research. I expect to graduate with honors in the fall of 2012 and will be applying to graduate programs that same year.
Marla Perkins <agatelamp@yahoo.com>
Marla holds the Ph.D. in linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her research centers around human geography, spatial information in narrative fiction, language attitudes, and how ideology influences language and vice versa. Broadly, she works in discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, semantics, and logic. She obtained the M.A. in Arabic sociolinguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2005 and the M.A. in 1999 from Syracuse University in Language and Logic. Her B.A. is in Technical Writing and English literature She teaches English as a second language both inside and outside of the US, as well as college courses in linguistics, writing, sociology, and communication.
Douglas J. Perrelli <perrelli@buffalo.edu>
Director of the Archaeological Survey and Adjunct Associate Professor, University at Buffalo Anthropology Department.
Mary Polley <mlpst41@pitt.edu>
Mary Polley is a doctoral candidate in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her dissertation examines ethnicity and identity politics among Han and Mongolian tourists at Wutaishan, a Chinese national cultural heritage site in the People's Republic of China. Her research interests focus on the anthropology of China, identity politics in relation to ethnicity, gender and nationalism, as well as the anthropology of tourism and the ritual process. Mary is scheduled to defend her dissertation in 2004.
Ann Popplestone <ann.popplestone@tri-c.cc.oh.us>
BA in Biology, MA in Physical (KSU 1984), AAB in Computer Studies. Cuyahoga Comm. Coll. Cleveland since 1985. Fieldwork in Kenya. Distance/Independent learning. Internet use.
Keith Prufer <keith.prufer@wichita.edu>
Assistant professor of Anthropology at Wichta State University. Interests: Maya social and political organization; archaeology, ethnohistory; human impacts on the environment.
John P. McCarthy RPA <jmccarthy@smeinc.com>
Mr. John P. McCarthy, RPA, is a specialist in historical archaeology, architectural history, and cultural resources management policy, with numerous journal articles, book chapters, reviews and essays to his credit. He also has extensive experience identifying and evaluating prehistoric sites and consulting with Native Americans and other stakeholders in cultural resources issues. He edited the African-American Archaeological Newsletter for three years and is currently the reviews editor for its online successor, the African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter. Mr. McCarthy has held management and senior technical positions at a number of consulting firms and also served on the staff of the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
G. Deva Raju <dev_dc@hotmail.com>
interesting topics: unexplained sudden deaths, bioethics in view of human rights. Qualification: P.G., Degree in FORENSIC MEDICINE.
Victoria Razak <vrazak@acsu.buffalo.edu>
Ph.D. in cultural anthropology, 1998 State University of New York, Buffalo. Dissertation topic on identity and festival in Aruba, Caribbean. Current research interest include: identity politics;culture change; ethnographic arts; masquerades; carnival; futures studies; anticipatory anthropology.
John Rissetto
John Rissetto <J_Rissetto@hotmail.com>
John Rissetto is a first year graduate student in Archaeology at the University of New Mexico. Concentrating on the Upper Paleolithic of Western Europe. B.A. Sociology/Anthropology from Le Moyne College Syracuse, New York
Pamela M. Rose <pmrose@buffalo.edu>
A Medical Librarian at the Health Sciences Library (HSL), University at Buffalo (UB), received a BA with Honors in Anthropology from UB in 1991 and an MLS from UB in 1995. She is currently the Web Services and Library Promotions Coordinator at HSL; prior position: Head of Acquisitions at HSL, including responsibility for collection development in the areas of medical anthropology, osteology, and anatomy.
Dr Kanchan Roy <kroyeducated@yahoo.com>
Dr Kanchan Roy is currently Professor in charge of Physical/Biol anthropology unit Ranchi University, Jharkhand, India. He is a very senior faculty member (teaching experience of 25 years) since the days of Prof. L.P. Vidyarthi. His research interests are: human genetics,population genetics, growth and nutritional studies, leprosy bio-anthropological perspective, medical anthropology, anthropology of AIDS and founder couples of primitive tribes. He invites collaborative multidisciplinary anthropological researches from scholars of reputed institutions all over the globe. He is well travelled and besides having qualifications from university of Ranchi in anthropology and biological anthropology from Durham(UK), is buccallaureate in Law and Postgraduate diploma holder in Management. Several research projects have been undertaken. Refereed many national and international journals, Guided Masters,Doctoral and post doctoral Researches. Associated with many professional bodies and examination boards of higher education and civil services examination board. Assisted Editorship to the premier anthropological journal MAN IN INDIA. Always eager to extend academic cooperation whenever asked for.
Jay Ruby <ethnographic@earthlink.net>
Jay Ruby, a professor of Anthropology and director of a graduate program in the anthropology of visual communication at Temple University in Philadelphia, has been exploring the relationship between cultures and pictures for the past thirty years. His research interests revolve around the application of anthropological insights to the production and comprehension of photographs, film, and television. His most recent book, Secure The Shadow: Death and Photography in America, was published by MIT Press in 1995.
Johannes Ruehl <ychern@ix.urz.uni-heidelberg.de>
Visual Anthropology, ethnomusicology
Noel B. Salazar <noel.salazar@soc.kuleuven.be>
I obtained my PhD from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and am currently a Marie Curie Fellow (7th European Community Framework Programme) and Post-doctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leuven (Belgium). In addition, I am a Visiting Research Associate at the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University (UK). My research interests include anthropologies of mobility and travel, the local-to-global nexus, discourses and imaginaries of Otherness, cultural brokering, and public interest ethnographies. I have published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and newspaper articles on these topics in the USA, the UK, India, Indonesia, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, and Colombia. I am currently writing a book on the anthropology of tour guiding and researching the complex (dis)connections between tourism imaginaries and ideas of transcultural migration (with ethnographic fieldwork in Indonesia, Tanzania, Chile, and Belgium). I am on UNESCO’s and UNWTO’s roster of consultants and an expert panel member of the National Geographic Society’s Center for Sustainable Destinations. More information about my research projects and publications is available online: http://nbsalazar.googlepages.com/index.html
Michael Salovesh <salovesh@niu.edu>
PhD Chicago. Retired. Taught 38 years: Northern Illinois U, Purdue, Minnesota, Chicago City Colleges. Fieldwork in Chiapas, Mexico totalling ca. 60 months from 1958 to 1982. Since 1980, fieldwork in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Social anthropogist: research focus on politics, kinship and social org, street kids, stratification, interethnic relations, US culture; anthro theory. Active secondary interests: linguistics, ethnomusicology, history of anthro. Book reviews, articles, professional meeting presentations in all four fields of anthropology. Past Pres., CSAS; Pres.-Elect (2000-2002), Assoc. of Senior Anthro.; served on boards of Amer. Anthro. Assn., Soc. for Latin Amer. Anthro, Chicago Anthro. Soc., Illinois Conf. of Latin Americanists. Served on program and local arrangements committees, AAA; IXth ICAES; CSAS; SLAA; Ill. Conf Lat. Amer.
Robert Sanford <RSanford@usm.maine.edu>
Robert Sanford teaches courses in environmental impact assessment and environmental policy at the University of Southern Maine. He worked as an environmental regulator in Vermont for eight years and prior to that consulted as an archaeologist.
M. C. Sanger <sanger@amnh.org>
M.C. Sanger has worked in a variety of archaeological contexts, including CRM, government, and academic sponsered excavations throughout North America. M.C. Sanger currently works at the American Museum of Natural History in New York as a Senior Cultural Resource Analyst. His thematic/chronological focuses include lithic use by coastal peoples, social theory influenced by Bourdieu and Foucault, and contact period archaeology.
Nils Müller- Scheessel <muellerscheessel@rgk.dainst.de>
M. A. in Prehistoric Archaeology and Physical and Social Anthropology in 1997; M. A. in Museum Studies in 1998. Currently doing his PhD. Research interests: Early Iron Age in Middle Europe, theory, history of research, museology.
Charity Schoenfeld <charityschoenfeld@yahoo.com>
Student of Socio-Cultural Anthropology at Brigham Young University.
Irwin Scollar <al001@rs1.rrz.Uni-Koeln.DE>
Born, New York, USA, 1928. BSc, Electrical Engineering, Lehigh 1948, MA, Classical Archaeology, Columbia, 1951, Ph.D. Edinburgh, 1958. From 1959 to retirement in 1991 head of department for computer methods, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn. Chair for computer methods in archaeology, Cologne, 1980 to date. Lives in Remagen, Germany.
Patricia Miller- Shaivitz <shaivip@mail.firn.edu>
Miller-Shaivitz has a Ph.D.from the University of South Florida. She is currently an Associate Professor of Social Science at Palm Beach Community College in Boca Raton, FL. Her primary area of research has been in Forensic Anthropology.
Mashhood Ahmed Sheikh <senor_massao@hotmail.com>
Mashhood A. Sheikh holds a Masters in Population Sciences from University of the Punjab, Pakistan, and a MPhil in Visual Cultural Studies from University of Tromsø, Norway. He has worked previously with/for The Research Associates, Pakistan, Red Cross, Population Council, and UNFPA. He is also serving as a copy editor and Reviewer for Pakistaniaat: A journal of Pakistan Studies. Area interests include South Asia, specially, Pakistan.
Francisco Vaz da Silva <fgvs@mailhost.iscte.pt>
Francisco Vaz da Silva received a Ph.D. in Symbolic Anthropology in 1995 from I.S.C.T.E., University of Lisbon. He works as Auxiliary Professor at the Anthropology Department of I.S.C.T.E. His current research interests include: analytical models of 'mythology'; European folk-tales; incest and correlated themes in cosmogonies; symbolical patterns in the Genji monogatari .
Mikaela Rogozen- Soltar <mikaela@umich.edu>
Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar is a doctoral student in cultural anthropology at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include immigration and transnationalism in Spain, feminist theory, historical memory and performance.
Ganesha Somayaji <ganeshasomayaji@yahoo.co.in>
Reader in Sociology Goa University Goa -403 206 India. Areas of interest are: Anthropology/Sociology of Language, Anthropology/Sociology of Food, and Social Theory and Research
John R. Stepp <rstepp@uga.edu>
Laboratories of Ethnobiology, Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia My research interests lie in systems and information ecology, medical ethnobotany, conservation issues, visual anthropology and Mesoamerica. I am currently working with the Tzeltal Maya in Highland Chiapas, Mexico in an interdisciplinary research program involving ethnobiological knowledge and biodiversity conservation.
Charles J. Stevens <stevens@demog.berkeley.edu>
Charles J. Stevens is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley. He started his career in anthropology studying Spanish Colonial historical archaeology in St. Augustine, Florida and historical demography of the Poarch Creek Indians. He took his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona, doing fieldwork in Tonga in 1989-90 and 1991-93.
Thomas B. Stevenson <stevenso@ohio.edu>
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ohio University, Zanesville Campus. Areas of research interest include: social change, migration, kinship and social structure, sports, and ritual. World areas: Africa and Middle East.
Donald R. Sutherland <Donald_Sutherland@ios.doi.gov>
Donald R. Sutherland received his Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1971 from Tulane University. His 22 years in state and federal cultural resource management have, by necessity, kept his anthropological interests general and eclectic. He is currently the Historic Preservation Officer and Principal Archaeologist for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Dr. Pinak Tarafdar <pinak_tarafdar@rediffmail.com>
Dr. Pinak Tarafdar passed M.Sc.(First Class) and obtained Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Calcutta. Presently he is working as a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, University of North Bengal. He was Doctoral Fellow of indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and carried out his Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology. He published a number of reasearch papers both at National and International level. Currently He is working among the Toto's of North Bengal under the UGC project. His area of research and teaching interest are Medical Anthropology, Tribal Studies, Urban Anthropology, Human Rights, Social Transformation, Globalisation and Pre-historic Archaeology.
Betsy Taylor <betsy.taylor@gmail.com>
Betsy Taylor is Senior Research Scholar with the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Theory, at Virginia Tech. At the University of Kentucky, she served as Co-Director of Environmental Studies, Research Director for the Appalachian Center and on the faculty of the Social Theory program. She has worked on many action projects for community-driven, sustainable development and participatory action research in Appalachia and India—including health, agriculture, forestry, culture and environmental stewardship. She is co-author (with Herbert Reid) of Recovering the Commons: Democracy, Place, and Global Justice (University of Illinois Press, 2010). Other writings can be found at http://vt.academia.edu/BetsyTaylor
Manish Kumar Thakur <thakurmk@hotmail.com>
I am assistant professor of sociology at the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. After having done my masters in Sociology from JNU, New Delhi, I did my M.Phil. from IIT Bombay and then taught at Goa University for nine years. Right now I am researching in the broad area of development studies. I have continuing interest in the areas of political anthropology and the anthropology of development. Agrarian Studies is another area of interest.
Regina Thunderhawk <rth@inetnebr.com>
My main field of interest is in Applied Anthropology. Areas of activity include human rights with an emphasis on indigenous rights; activities include addressing of concerns such as reducing cultural relativism and ethnocentrism in service programs and research; defining cultural property rights; womens and childrens rights and health issues; concerns of current and past diasporic groups world wide.
Yoshiki Toji <yoshikitoji@gmail.com>
Geophagy by pregnant women as a nutritional adaptation.
Matthew S. Tomaso <Tomasom@alpha.montclair.edu>
Matt Tomaso (B.A. 1991, USM; M.A. 1995, pursuing Ph.D., UT@Austin) is a geoarchaeologist with a strong interest in social theory. He ranges from studies of colonialism to formation processes to the history of archaeology, engaging materialist, post-structural, economic and feminist theory. Matt has practiced archaeology in the Caribbean, Texas, and the Northeastern U.S. He is a professor in the Department of Continuing Education, and Coordinator for the Center for Archaeological Studies, Montclair State University, N.J.
Dr Spiros Tsoutsoumpis <spyros_tsoutsoumpis@yahoo.com>
I have recently completed a PhD at the University of Manchester; my thesis looked at the experience of Greek and British irregular fighters during the occupation period (1941-1945). My research interests include the study of violence against civilians during insurrection, comparative civil war, and the history and anthropology of brigandage and pastoralism in the Mediterranean.
Sharma Vijayprakash <drvijayprakash@yahoo.co.uk>
Dr. Vijay Prakash Sharma is Advisor, USAID-REFORM (India State Fiscal Management Programme). He has 30 years of experience in Postgraduate teaching and research, training, corporate project management, project evaluation and appraisal, Activity Based Budgeting, Participatory appraisal and Development consultancy. Dr. Sharma has published five books and many research papers in both national and international journals and Encyclopedia. He has guided PhD research programmes in Social and Urban Anthropology. His education includes a M.Sc. in Social/cultural Anthropology and a PhD. He taught postgraduate courses at Ranchi University, Bihar (now Jharkhand) and GG University, Madhya Pradesh(now Chattisgarh). He was Project Director to many research projects, Senior Social Scientist in DFID project, Deputy Director in World Bank Project, Project Coordinator in Aga Khan Health Services India and Consultant to Government of Gujrat for UNICEF projects, State Consultant for Jharkhand to Save the Children India for USAID project. He is Fellow and Member of many International and National Professional Institutions including International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. He has closely worked with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), John Hopkins University (USA), UNDP and IFAD. He has specialized in Programme and Performance Budgeting, Socio-Economic Design & database, Project Appraisal, Training and Capacity Building to Government officials. Dr. Sharma is recipient of many national and International Awards and holds Einstenian Chair of Science of IBI, Cambridge (UK). Phone:09334716273 e.mail: drvijayprakash@yahoo.co.uk
Albert L. Wahrhaftig <wahrhaft@metro.net>
PhD, U of Chicago, Professor of Anthropology at Sonoma State University, fieldwork in Mexico on and off since 1959, interests: Mexico, Guatemala, Cherokees, art, field work, ritual, undergraduate teaching, ethnographic film (see Pacho Lane bio).
James M. Tim Wallace <Tim_Wallace@ncsu.edu>
Tim Wallace, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, North Carolina State University. His research has taken him to the Andes, Central America, West Africa, Southern Africa, Hungary and Japan. His research concerns the anthropology of tourism, agriculture and community development. Each summer he leads an ethnographic field school to Costa Rica. Contact him for details.
Eileen Rose Walsh <ewalsh@astro.ocis.temple.edu>
Eileen Rose Walsh received her BA in Philosophy and East Asian Studies from Harvard University in 1988. She studied in China in 1983-84 and taught in Sichuan in 1992-93. Ms. Walsh is currently working towards her doctoral degree in anthropology at Temple University, and her research focuses on rural China and economic change.
Matthew Walsh <matthew.walsh@umontana.edu>
I am a PhD student in the archaeology program at the University of Montana. I received my undergraduate BA with honors from the University of Washington. Research interests include prehistoric hunter-gatherer subsistence adaptations and practices, faunal analysis, processes of cultural evolution and patterns of information transmission among prehistoric groups, and environmental change and its effects on subsistence, mobility, and socio-economic conditions during the late-Holocene. I have lived and worked in many parts of the world, including Ireland, Germany, the Kuril Islands of the Russian Far East, and Chilean Patagonia. I am currently conducting research for my dissertation on the subject of substence change at the Bridge River winter pithouse village in the Mid-Fraser River Canyon of British Columbia.
Frederick White <Frederick.white@sru.edu>
An assistant professor of English at the Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. White has lectured in Canada, United States, and Poland on Native American linguistic and literary issues, as well as English linguistics. He taught at Azusa Pacific (1991-1995; 2000) as an adjunct before teaching full-time for one year in 2000-2001. From 1996-1999, he taught ESL at a two private schools in Wroclaw, Poland: Wroclawska Szkola Jezykowa and The Eagle School of Practical English. He currently teaches concepts in linguistics, freshman compositions, introduction to literature, and Latino literature of the U.S. His presentations and publications encompass a wide range of interests within linguistics, literary, and Native American studies. Most important are the issues related to the Haida Nation of Haida Gwaii in British Columbia.
Sydney D. White <sydwhite@vm.temple.edu>
Sydney D. White is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Temple University in Philadelphia. She received her Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993. Her research interests include medical anthropology, the politics of identity (especially along lines of gender/ sexuality and ethnicity/ race), and the anthropology of China. She has conducted research on the politics of identity and medical practices among the Naxi of Yunnan Province's Lijiang basin in southwest China. She is currently working on a book based on this research entitled Medical Discourses, Naxi Identities, and the State: Transformations in Socialist China.
Carlton Wilson <cwilson@wpo.nccu.edu>
Associate Professor of European History, North Carolina Central University; Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Research related to the Black Presence in Modern Europe; Publications include several articles on the Black Experience in Liverpool, England.
Richa Yadav <yadav.richa@gmail.com>
I hold a Ph.d in philosophy of mind from IIT Kanpur, India. Other than philosophy, my interest lies in analysing human associations within the framework of cultural and social background.
William Yaworsky <william.yaworsky@utb.edu>
William Yaworsky (Ph.D. University of Oklahoma 2002) is a cultural anthropologist with research interests in social organization and political violence in Latin America. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Chilapa, Guerrero, Mexico, focussing on state development agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and most especially, those membership organizations that rely on resources from the state. He also has undertaken survey research in the poorer colonias of Chilapa, detailing patterns of migration and occupational histories. He has written about US military activities in Latin America, particularly psychological operations, basing these studies on his own prior US Army service. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Anthropological Research; Journal of Strategic Studies; Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement; Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos; Small Wars and Insurgencies; The Latin Americanist, and the UNLV Journal of Anthropology. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Behavioral Sciences Department at the University of Texas at Brownsville.
Danny Yee <danny@anatomy.usyd.edu.au>
Danny Yee is computer systems manager at the Department of Anatomy & Histology, Sydney University. He is a pathologically eclectic generalist.
jaydipsen <jaydipsen@rediffmaill.com>
Reader in Anthropology, North bengal University; Formerly, UGC-Senior Research Fellow (UGC-NET), department of Anthropology of Calcutta University; Published papers in trace elements in human hair; Has paper in American Journal of Physical Anthropology on trace elements in human hair; current interest includes trace elements in human hair, anthropometry, growth and population variation.

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