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andrew_bauer
Research Interests: Political Ecology, Nature/Culture, Environmental Anthropology, Materiality, Space/Place/Landscape, Archaeological Theory, South Asia
lisa curran
Research Interests: Political ecology of land use; governmental policies/transnational firms; natural resource sector (e.g., logging, agribusiness and mining); ecological dynamics; land rights/rural livelihoods; NGOs/protected areas/donor agencies; REDD carbon payments; corruption; Asia/Latin America.
paulla ebron
Research Interests: Comparative cultural studies, nationalism, gender, discourses of identity; Africa, African-America.
Research Interests: Political anthropology, social and cultural theory, southern Africa
Ayana Omilade Flewellen
Research Interests: Black Feminist Theory, historical archaeology, maritime heritage conservation, public and community-engaged archaeology, processes of identity formations, memory, and representations of slavery.
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Research Interests: The Anthropology of science; Medical anthropology; Genetics and identity; Ethics; Economic anthropology; Global health politics; Anthropology of Africa; Race and racism; Health disparities; Environmental resource scarcity as a source of ethnic conflict, Senegal, West Africa, France, and the United States.
Research Interests: medical anthropology, kinship, violence, ethics, subjectivity, aesthetics, social and political theory, ethnographic writing, United States, Latin America, especially Mexico.
thomas blom hansen
Research Interests: Anthropology of political life, ethno-religious identities, violence and urban life in South Asia and Southern Africa. Multiple theoretical and disciplinary interests from political theory and continental philosophy to psychoanalysis, comparative religion and contemporary urbanism
ian hodder
Research Interests: Archaeological theory, the archaeology and cultural heritage of Europe and the Middle East, excavations in Turkey, material culture.
miyako inoue
Research Interests: linguistic anthropology, semiotics, linguistic modernity, media archaeology, cybernetics, anthropology of writing, inscription devices, materialities of language, social organizations of documents (filing systems, filing cabinets, index cards, copies, archives, paperwork), voice/sound/noise, soundscape, technologies of liberalism, gender, urban studies, Japan, East Asia.
lochlann jain
Research Interests: Jain’s research interests include extra-legal forms of communications, such as warning signs and medical apologies; queer studies; art and design.
richard klein
Research Interests: Paleoanthropology; Africa, Europe
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Research Interests: Medical anthropology, governmentality, illness experience, gender, China.
tanya_luhrman
Research Interests: Medical and psychological anthropology, the anthropology of religion, subjectivity, comparative phenomenology, voices and visions, psychosis, spirituality, mixed methods, public anthropology
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Research Interests: Historical anthropology; historical consciousness and memory; mass displacement and exile; racial essentialism and mass violence; nationalism and internationalism; the ethics and politics of humanitarianism; religion and contemporary missions in Africa; religion and globalization; social uses of the category, art, and the politics of visuality.
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Research Interests: Zooarchaeology, human-animal relationships, colonialsm, Indian Ocean World
kabir tambar
Research Interests: Religion and secularism, pluralism and nationalism, the politics of affect, Islam, Middle East, Turkey
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Research Interests: Ethnicity, Enslavement, Labor, Violence, Gender, Kinship, Caste, Displacement, History, Political Anthropology and Political Theory, Sri Lanka, India, South Asia
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Research Interests: Archaeology and Anthropology of Religion, Conversion, Tradition, Archaeological Theory, Archaeometry, Glass, Islam, South Asia.
barb voss
Research Interests: historical archaeology, archaeology of colonialism, Spanish-colonial archaeology, Chinese diaspora archaeology, postcolonial theory, gender and sexuality studies, queer theory, public archaeology, community-based research, California archaeology
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Research Interests: Anthropology of capitalism, transnationalism, social and cultural theory, feminist theory. U.S., Italy.
Research Interests: Transregionalism; diasporas; expansionism; cults and messianic movements; sovereignty; time and temporality; strongmen; informal diplomacy; anthropology and history; Middle East and Asia