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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
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.
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.
Young Hoon OhB.A. and M.A. in the Department of Anthropology at Seoul National University. Advanced to PhD Candidacy in 2012 in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside. Having carried out field research in Nepal, currently am I working on dissertation about Himalayan mountaineering and planning to graduate June 2016. Its main topic is intercultural experiences of Sherpa in the Himalayas and beyond.
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.
Carole CounihanCarole Counihan is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Millersville University. She is a cultural anthropologist who has been studying food, gender, and culture in Italy and the USA for forty years. She is author of A Tortilla Is Like Life: Food and Culture in the San Luis Valley of Colorado (2009), Around the Tuscan Table: Food, Family and Gender in Twentieth Century Florence (2004), and The Anthropology of Food and Body: Gender, Meaning, and Power (1999). She is co-editor of several books including Food and Culture: A Reader (1997, 2008, 2013) and Food Activism (2014). She is editor-in-chief of the scholarly journal Food and Foodways.