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Lorna ButlerProfessor Emeritus, Iowa State University (Wallace Chair for Sustainable Agriculture 2000-2007); co-editor (with Della E. McMillan) of Tapping Philanthropy for Development. Lessons Learned from a Public-private Partnership in Rural Uganda. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2015.
Carole CounihanCarole Counihan is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Millersville University. She is a cultural anthropologist who has been studying food, gender, and culture in Italy and the USA for forty years. She is author of A Tortilla Is Like Life: Food and Culture in the San Luis Valley of Colorado (2009), Around the Tuscan Table: Food, Family and Gender in Twentieth Century Florence (2004), and The Anthropology of Food and Body: Gender, Meaning, and Power (1999). She is co-editor of several books including Food and Culture: A Reader (1997, 2008, 2013) and Food Activism (2014). She is editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Food and Foodways.
Young Hoon OhB.A. and M.A. in the Department of Anthropology at Seoul National University. Advanced to PhD Candidacy in 2012 in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside. Having carried out field research in Nepal, currently am I working on dissertation about Himalayan mountaineering and planning to graduate June 2016. Its main topic is intercultural experiences of Sherpa in the Himalayas and beyond.
Michael BurtonBorn Long Beach CA, where my father worked during the war as a petroleum chemist. Grew up in Pasadena area, where my family had been since 1890. Father was a chemist. Mother majored in History and taught elementary school. Graduated from a recently integrated High School (white, black, Japanese American, and others). Went to MIT to become a social scientist. That meant being an economics major (and math minor) because they had no other socials science options. At MIT I had the privilege to take courses from three economists who later won the Nobel in economics, to take most of the first-year graduate curriculum in economics, and to work for three years as a research assistant at the graduate level for a Japanese-born economist. From him I learned about a new alternative to positivist statistics (Bayesian) and a new challenge to rational choice theory (Herbert Simon's work). From MIT I followed my friend Bill Geoghegan to the Stanford Anthropology PhD program, where I intended to combine psychological and economic anthropology. My mentors there were Roy D'Andrade, Kim Romney, Frank Cancian, Bill Skinner, Joe Greenberg, and Chuck Frake. A family health problem kept me from the field until after I got my PhD, completed a Post-Doc at Harvard with the Whitings, and began as an Assistant at UCI, where I have been since 1969. My first field work, in Yucatan was made possible by UCI. My second field experience, in Ireland, was funded by Lilyan Brudner's grant. My third, in Kenya, was funded by a Carnegie Foundation to the Bureau of Educational Research at the University of Nairobi. There Lorraine Kirk and I did research with Gikuyu and Maasai people. Next came assistance to Mark Schoepfle and Phil Reno on an ethnographically-based social impact assessment of relocation for energy development. Finally, I have been engaged since 1997 first with field and survey research, and now with writing of a study of changing food practices in four Micronesian societies (Pala
Daniel GinsbergEducation researcher with training in linguistics and linguistic anthropology, currently serving as Professional Fellow at the American Anthropological Association. I have worked as a language test developer at the Center for Applied Linguistics, a public high school teacher in greater Boston and an English Language Fellow in Kragujevac, Serbia. I hold an MA in TESOL from the School for International Training and a PhD in linguistics from Georgetown University. My dissertation employed ethnography and video analysis to understand interaction in secondary and postsecondary mathematics classrooms. Other interests include practicing and applied anthropology, practitioner inquiry and inquiry-based pedagogy.
Christa CravenChrista Craven is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies (Chair from 2012-2017) at the College of Wooster. She received her B.A. New College of Florida (1997), M.A. (2000) and Ph.D. (2003) from American University. Craven’s research interests include women’s health & reproductive justice, lesbian/gay/bi/trans/queer reproduction, midwifery activism, feminist ethnography & activist scholarship, and feminist pedagogy. She is the author of Pushing for Midwives: Homebirth Mothers and the Reproductive Rights Movement (Temple University Press, 2010) and a textbook with Dána-Ain Davis, Feminist Ethnography: Thinking Through Methodologies, Challenges & Possibilities (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). Craven and Davis also published an edited collection entitled Feminist Activist Ethnography: Counterpoints to Neoliberalism in North America (Lexington Books, 2013). Craven is currently working on a project interviewing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-, and queer families about pregnancy, adoption, and loss. She has served on the American Anthropological Association’s Governance Commission (2005-2007), is the past co-chair of the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (2004-2005; now the Association for Queer Anthropology), and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Program Administrators and Directors (PA&D) for the National Women’s Studies Association. She teaches Introduction to WGSS, Transnational Feminisms, Queer Lives, Doing Feminist Research: Theory & Practice, Feminist Pedagogy in Action, Introduction to Anthropology, Ethnographic Research, Global Politics of Reproduction, and Globalizing Health (with Dr. Tom Tierney in Sociology). Her professional website is: http://discover.wooster.edu/ccraven/