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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.
Aimee VillarrealDr. Villarreal completed her PhD in Anthropology at the University of California at Santa Cruz and is currently Assistant Professor and Program Head of Mexican American Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She has conducted fieldwork in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, and northern México and has taught courses in Cultural Anthropology, Chicana/o and Latin American Studies. Her research focuses on transnational migration, the politics of immigration, and religious revitalization movements. Villarreal is also a media producer and works on collaborative social documentation projects with Latino and Native American communities. She recently produced an award-winning documentary animation about the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 called, Frontera! : Revolt and Rebellion on the Río Grande (2014). Dr. Villarreal is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship and was in residence at the School of Advanced Research while writing her dissertation (2011 - 2012).
Marta-Laura SuskaI grew up in Poland, Greece, Germany and Brazil. Earned MPhil in Latin American Studies at the University of Oxford, MA in Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently dissertator and TA.
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.
Lindy AllenLindy Allen is Senior Curator (Anthropology) at Museum Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, where she has been in a curatorial role since 1989. Prior to that she worked in a curatorial/collection role for eleven years at the Anthropology Museum at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Lindy is currently Partner Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage Project, ‘The Legacy of 50 Years of Collecting at Milingimbi Mission’ in collaboration with ANU and Milingimbi (2013-2016), and she also manages Museum Victoria’s Indigenous Repatriation Program.
Australian born, Lindy’s extensive work in the museum sector has been broadly focused across Australia, and she has fostered relationships with Indigenous communities through extensive fieldwork. She initiated a focused cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary research program on Australian Indigenous collections at Museum Victoria, and has established a broader dialogue within curatorial practice engaging with institutional history, representation, collecting and anthropology. She has previously been Partner Investigator and Chief Investigator on 3 Australian Research Council funded projects.
Lindy has published broadly and her research interests include material culture, art and history, the representation of Indigenous people in museums, museum collections and collecting. She co-edited volumes on Indigenous collections—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 recent volumes Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers (Routledge, 2014) and Land and Language in Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country (Culture and Linguistic Use, John Benjamins Publishing, 2016). She also contributed to the volume on heritage Unpacking the Collection (One World Archaeology, Springer 2010);
Deborah JamesDeborah James is Professor of Anthropology at LSE. She mainly works on South Africa, in Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces and their urban hinterland, the Witwatersrand. She is author of Money from Nothing: Indebtedness and Aspiration in South Africa (Stanford University Press, 2014), which documents the precarious nature of both the aspirations of upward mobility and the economic relations of debt which underpin those aspirations. To examine problems of indebtedness in comparative perspective, her part in a new ESRC-funded project called “An ethnography of advice: between market, society and the declining welfare state” will involve exploring debt advice in selected London charities, CABs and the like.