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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.
J. Paige MacDougallDr. J. Paige MacDougall completed her doctorate in socio-cultural anthropology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2013). She has extensive ethnographic fieldwork experience with indigenous peoples in Yucatan, Mexico and in devising sustainable social programs for persons with disabilities. Paige has a background in Maya archaeology (Belize, C.A.), and is especially interested in the revitalization and continuance of indigenous/aboriginal ideologies and practices. She is the Director of Research at the Canadian Deafness Research and Training Institute (CDRTI) in Montreal, Quebec, and is the founder of a non-profit organization in Mexico called YUCAN Make a Difference A.C. Paige is also is a founding member of the Nunavut Deaf Society (NDS) in Canada. Recognizing the important role that engaged and collaborative anthropological practice play in the design of ethnographic fieldwork projects, her methodology relies heavily on community engagement.
Brian HoeyBrian A. Hoey received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2002 and B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in 1990. In the fall of 2007, Hoey became an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Marshall University, where he is currently teaching and conducting research.
Lindy AllenLindy Allen is Senior Curator (Anthropology) at Museums Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, where she held curatorial roles since 1989. Prior to that she was curator/collection manager of Australian and Pacific collections at the University of Queensland Anthropology Museum from 1978. Lindy has an extensive record researching museum collections and working with Indigenous communities about their heritage in museums. She has been a Chief Investigator and Partner Investigator on 5 Australian Research Council Projects; most recently ‘How Meston’s “Wild Australia Show” Shaped Australian Aboriginal History' (LP160100415) and ‘The Legacy of 50 Years of Collecting at Milingimbi Mission’ (LP LP130100346). She also manages Museum Victoria’s Indigenous Repatriation Program involving the return of Ancestral Remains and Secret/Sacred objects to Indigenous communities in Australia and overseas.
Lindy’s extensive career has spanned five decades and she has developed expertise in Indigenous Australian collections, material culture and led an active research program of collaboration with Indigenous scholars and communities, particularly from northern Australia. She has initiated the application of this cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary framework to the work of the museum's conservation staff and engaging them in a dialogue with Indigenous custodians regarding the preservation of their cultural heritage. Lindy's broader research focus includes material culture studies, Indigenous art and museum history, including institutional histories, the representation of Indigenous people in museums, and the history of collecting.
Lindy co-edited the seminal volume The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, with Professor Nicholas Peterson and Dr Louise Hamby at the ANU (Melbourne University Publishing 2008); and The Photographs of Baldwin Spencer, with Dr Philip Batty and Dr John Morton. She has chapters in the volumes Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers (Routledge, 2
Douglas FeldmanDouglas A. Feldman, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York near Rochester, New York, and a Consulting Medical Anthropologist. He is a former President of the Society for Medical Anthropology – an international organization with over 1,300 members. He is the former Chair of the Department of Anthropology at SUNY-Brockport, and has served as Professor, Academic Director, and Institute Director at Nova Southeastern University near Fort Lauderdale, Florida; President of D.A. Feldman & Associates, Inc. – an HIV/AIDS social research organization; Research Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine and faculty member of the M.P.H. Program; and founding Executive Director of the AIDS Center of Queens County – the AIDS service organization for the borough of Queens in New York City.
As a leader in AIDS and anthropology, and more broadly medical anthropology, he was the first anthropologist to develop as Principal Investigator a research study on HIV/AIDS in the United States in 1982 – among gay men in New York City. He also was the first anthropologist to do a funded research study on AIDS in Africa in 1985 – among hospitalized persons with AIDS in Rwanda. He started the AIDS and Anthropology Research Group in 1986, which had rapidly grown under his leadership. In 1987, Dr. Feldman led the formation of an AIDS service organization in the face of strong, and sometimes violent, community opposition. In 1988, he influenced AIDS policy in Bangladesh after meeting with government officials and the media. That same year, he founded the American Anthropological Association Task Force on AIDS.
He has also conducted AIDS social/behavioral research in Zambia, Senegal, Uganda, Hungary, Rochester (NY), and Florida. His published books include The Social Dimensions of AIDS: Method and Theory (1986), Culture and AIDS (1990), Global AIDS Policy (1994), The AIDS Crisis: A Documentary History (199
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.