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Jeffrey CohenI am a cultural anthropologist and my research focuses on Migration and Refugees; Economics and Development; Nutrition and Research Methodology with work in the USA, Mexico, Turkey and China.
Since the early 1990s I have studied migration from communities in Oaxaca, Mexico to the US with support from the National Science Foundation. In collaboration with Ibrahim Sirkeci (Regent's University, London) we have developed a model of insecurity and migration. I also conduct comparative research on global migration patterns.
My work on entomophagy (eating insects) in Mexico was supported by the National Geographic Society.
I have served as an expert witness on several criminal and immigration/refugee cases, consulted on marketing and cultural issues with Fortune 500 companies and the World Bank.
In my latest book, EATING SOUP WITHOUT A SPOON: ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY AND METHOD IN THE REAL WORLD, I explore how to conduct research. You can learn more at: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/cohen-eating-soup-without-a-spoon
Dmitry BondarenkoI graduated with the M.A. degree cum laude in 1990 from the Moscow State University, Department of Ethnography, School of History. I completed my Ph.D. in 1993 and D.Sc. in 2000 at the Russian Academy of Sciences. At present, I am Vice-Director for Research of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Inrternational Center of Anthropology of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, and Full Professor with the Center of Social Anthropology of the Russian State University for the Humanities. In the past, I was a visiting scholar with the Program of African Studies of Northwestern University (Evanston, USA), Institut fuer Geschichte (Goettingen, Germany), and Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris, France). I have lectured at universities of Russia, the USA, Egypt, Tanzania, Slovenia, and Angola. I have conducted field research in a number of African countries (Tanzania, Nigeria, Benin, Rwanda, Zambia, Uganda) and among Black people in Russia and the USA.
Paula VasquezPaula Vásquez Lezama (Caracas, 1969) holds a degree in Sociology from the Central University of Venezuela and a PhD in Social Anthropology and Ethnology from the EHESS in Paris, France. She is a senior researcher at the CNRS (National Council of Scientific Research of France) since 2012. Her work deals with issues related to catastrophes and extreme situations, the state of emergency, the protest body and authoritarianism. In her work she privileges the individual experience and the subjective construction of the people’s relationship with the State and the extreme.
Linda HallLinda Jean Hall, a retired Information Technology Engineer, now is an engaged anthropologist dedicated to serving the tangible educational needs of future generations. The first steps towards a new future were taken in 2005 when she traveled to visit friends in Ecuador and began taking classes that led to the completion of a bachelor’s degree in Spanish at UCSB. Concurrently, she collaborated with Savannah Brogdan, a childhood friend, to self-publish a memoir of their life- experiences from 1948-1966 entitled Three Rivers Crossed. In order to achieve the goal to become a professor, Linda completed two MAs at UCSB; one degree in Latin American and Iberian Studies (2010) and another Master’s in Anthropology (2014). Currently, Linda is a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) at the University of California Riverside and her research brings to the forefront for the first time the lived experiences of a previously ignored group; US Ecuadorian migrants of all ethnicities by focusing on the intersection of race, class, and gender as these forces impact their construction of identity and functioning of their community organizations in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Linda is both a Mellon Fellowship and research grant recipient and a University of Riverside Dean’s Prestigious Fellow.
Larry ZimmermanLarry Zimmerman is Professor emeritus of Anthropology and Museum Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and formerly Public Scholar of Native American Representation at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. He received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1976. After teaching for more than 20 years at the University of South Dakota, he left there as Distinguished Regents Professor in 1996. He then served as Adjunct Professor and Department Executive Officer of the American Indian and Native Studies Program at the University of Iowa. In 2002 he became Head of the Archaeology Department for the Minnesota Historical Society, but went back to academia in 2004 as IUPUI’s first Public Scholar of Civic Engagement. He retired in 2017. He is a past Vice President of the World Archaeological Congress, which at its 2008 6th Congress in Dublin awarded him its inaugural Peter J. Ucko Medal for his contributions to world archaeology. He has served as a consultant for numerous American Indian nations and organizations and has published more than 25 professional and popular books and nearly 300 articles on Native Americans, North American Archaeology, and cultural heritage issues. His current research uses archaeological methods to study contemporary homeless campsites in Indianapolis. The project has received international attention, has been featured in Archaeology magazine, and has been called a “milestone in archaeology.”
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/