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Adam GamwellI am working towards a PhD in Cultural Anthropology at Brandeis University. My research focuses on food systems, economics, agrobiodiversity, conservation and resource management among Andean quinoa farmers, agricultural scientists and non-governmental organizations. I also write for the publicly funded journalism site Beacon Reader and produce and host the This Anthropological Life Podcast.
I have designed and taught introductory level Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology classes for two years as an adjunct professor. Additionally I have over five years of experience in higher education administration and most recently served as the Academic Administrator for Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Brandeis University.
I speak Spanish and Quechua, and am working on Aymara.
My passions also lie in digital media production including radio show programming, podcasting, web design, social media and online marketing.
Arnold PereyArnold Perey, Ph.D., anthropologist and teacher educator, earned his BA in anthropology from the University of Chicago and his doctorate from Columbia University. His field research was with the Paiute-Shoshone nation in Nevada and the Mountain Ok people of Papua New Guinea, the latter sponsored by the National Science Foundation. His doctoral dissertation, based on Aesthetic Realism, was sponsored by Margaret Mead. He taught at Brooklyn College and Queensborough Community College (CUNY), Seton Hall University, and Drew University. He is on the Aesthetic Realism Foundation faculty where he teaches “Anthropology Is about You and Everyone.” His articles include "A New Perspective for American Anthropology: The Philosophy of Aesthetic Realism" (presented at the American Anthropological Association) and "The Real Opposition to Racism." Dr. Perey is in Who’s Who in American Education, is a contributor to Aesthetic Realism and the Answer to Racism, and author of Gwe, Young Man of New Guinea: A Novel against Racism; and, Were They Equal? an African story for children which he also illustrated.
Katerini StorengI am a medical anthropologist with expertise in global health. I specialize in critical, ethnographic work on global health policy, evidence production and advocacy coalitions. I have conducted ethnographic Research within global Health initiatives like the Safe Motherhood Initiative and the GAVI Alliance, and have studied international actors' influence on policy development in donor-dependent countries. In collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and international partners, I have also conducted ethnographic research within large-scale public health projects focused on pregnancy-related health in Burkina Faso, West Africa. My research engages both anthropological and a health systems and policy research, with publications in journals including Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Global Public Health, Social Science & Medicine and Health Policy & Planning.
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.
Liza BakewellLiza Bakewell earned her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her Ph.D. from Brown University. In 1991 she was hired onto the faculty at Brown where she remained as a professor for twenty-two years, first teaching Linguistic Anthropology and upper-level seminars on Latin America in the Department of Anthropology and later conducting research at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). At CLACS she directed The Mesolore Project, a co-authored website on Mesoamerica. Since leaving Brown she co-founded Maine Women Write, an organization charged with promoting the works of Maine women writers. Her publications include A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers (2015 Maine Women Write), Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun (W.W. Norton 2011, U. New Mexico 2012), Mesolore.org (Brown University 2012), Looking High and Low: Art and Cultural Identity (U. Arizona Press, 1995); Object Image Inquiry: The Art Historian at Work (Getty Foundation, 1988). Her article “Image Acts,” published in American Anthropologist. (Vol. 100 (1): 12-22, 1991), is cited in numerous publications. She has taught courses in language and culture at Brown University, Bowdoin College, and Colgate University. Bakewell is the recipient of several National Science Foundation Grants (1988, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008), National Endowment for the Humanities Grant (2008), Davis Educational Foundation Grant (2008), Ford Foundation grants (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000), and Fulbright Fellowships (1987-88; 2009-10). She lives in coastal Maine with her family. She is currently writing a novel, after which she will return to narrative enthnography and creative non-fiction.
Irma McClaurinDr. Irma McClaurin is considered a woman of many talents. She is a self-proclaimed “Born Again” anthropologist; a creative thought partner and a poet; former president of Shaw University; a leadership strategist; educator and academic entrepreneur; a R&R (REInvention & Resilency) coach; and also an award-winning author. Through her consulting company, McClaurin Solutions, she uses her unique gifts and expertise to guide and facilitate individuals and organizations to realize their vision and achieve their goals. With her extensive background and experiences, she provides the necessary leverage to for success.