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Timothy HallI am a psychological anthropologist and a psychiatrist, based in the Center for Behavioral & Addiction Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at UCLA since 2011. My research interests include processes of sexual identity formation and maintenance, HIV risk factors, and mental health particularly among LGBT populations, in the United States and Czech Republic.
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.
Tevita Ka?iliTevita O Ka’ili is the author of the book "Marking Indigeneity: The Tongan Art of Sociospatial Relations" (2017). He is originally from Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu, with ancestral ties to Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, and Rotuma. He is a descendant of Moana deified ancestors Tangaloa, Maui, and Hina. He is the dean of the Faculty of Culture, Language, and Performing Arts at Brigham Young University Hawai'i and teaches courses in Cultural Anthropology and Pacific Islands Studies. Tevita received his first degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University Hawai’i, second undergraduate degree in Psychology and first Masters in Social Work at the University of Utah, and his second Masters and PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Washington in 2008. He is a leading proponent of the Indigenous Moana-based Ta-Va Philosophy of Reality. A theory formulated by the noted historical anthropologist Hufanga Professor ‘Okusitino Mahina. Tevita specializes in the cultural arrangement of ta-va (time-space), indigenous anthropology, transnationalism, Oceanian mythologies, Indigenous ontologies and epistemologies, and language revitalization. Tevita and his wife, Liz, live on the Ahupua’a of Kahuku, O’ahu with their 3 cats and dog. When outside of the classroom, Tevita loves to farm and swim and indulge his wife's penchant for Star Trek and Marvel movies.
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 a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at UCR, two MAs at UCSB; one degree in Latin American and Iberian Studies (2010) and another Master’s in Anthropology (2014). Currently, Linda is a lecturer at UCLA in Chicana/o Studies and a part-time researcher. She specializes in bringing to the forefront the lived experiences of Afro and Latino diasporic and previously ignored groups. Her area of specialization is the immigration of US Ecuadorian migrants of all ethnicities to the U.S.
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
Walter LittleWalter E. Little is the author of nine books and edited volumes and has published over 90 articles and reviews. His monograph, Mayas in the Marketplace: Tourism, Globalization, and Cultural Identity (Texas, 2004), won Best Book of 2005 from the New England Council for Latin American Studies and his co-edited volume, Street Economies in the Urban Global South (SAR, 2013) won the Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize in 2014.
Dr. Little was raised on a farm near Logansport, Indiana. Upon getting a BA in journalism at Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1987, he spent the following two years working in Central America and traveling over land to Lake Titicaca, after which he returned to Chicago where he earned an MA in anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He completed his PhD in cultural anthropology at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
He is a cultural anthropologist at the University at Albany, SUNY, who studies the socio-economic and political lives of Mesoamericans. His multi-sited ethnographic research in Guatemala and Mexico aims to understand heritage and tourism practices in urban places with attention to identity politics and handicrafts sales to tourists. His research explores Kaqchikel and K'iche' Mayas' livelihoods as artisans and vendors in urban heritage sites, as a way to learn how about socio-economic mobility and the creative ways in which Mayas have made do and, even, thrived in a political system that has long discriminated against them.