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Nisrin Elamin Abdelrahman's profile photo
Research Interests: Large-scale land deals, Gulf Investments, Belonging, Citizenship, Negotiability, and Sufi Leadership in central Sudan
Nathan Acebo's profile photo
Research Interests: ethnogenesis, and social disjuncture to understand the intersection of prehistoric and historic era materiality and identities within the greater context of contemporary Californian society.
Grace Alexandrino Ocana's profile photo
Research Interests: Andes; heritage concepts in Latin America, tangible cultural heritage´s social use, public policies for cultural heritage sites, UNESCOS role in Latin America, education and heritage, social approach to archaeology multi-ethnic identities, race relations, ethnographic methods.
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Research Interests: relapse prevention, addiction, methamphetamine, spiritual healing, religion and disease, Osaka, Kobe, Kansai, crime, mental health, Japan, Turkey
Benjamin Baker's profile image
Research Interests: Australian Historic Archaeology, Chinese diaspora, religion, transnationalism, human-environment interactions.
Fanya Beck's profile photo
Research Interests: Native American Archaeology, Craft Production, California history, ethics, intellectual property
Annalisa Bolin's profile image
Research Interests: Cultural, natural, and difficult heritage; conflict and post-conflict societies; heritage politics and ethics; memory; nations and states; development, aid, and policy; Rwanda and Great Lakes Africa
Gesualdo Busacca's profile photo
Research Interests: prehistoric archaeology, anthropology of craft and practice, prehistoric and contemporary art, new materialism, archaeology of the senses, mudbrick architecture
Misha Bykowski's profile photo
Research Interests: STS, Japan, security, human-machine relations, post-phenomenology
Miray Cakiroglu's profile photo
Research Interests: historical anthropology, archival ethnography, anthropology of Islam, materiality, imperial interactions, nation-state, space, mobility, memory, politics of heritage, ruins, ruination, Mediterranean, Middle East, Turkey
Samil Can's profile photo
Research Interests: Indebtedness as a moral affect; religion and economy in South Asia; affective and embodied moralities of micro-scale cash-exchange; questions of materiality and infrastructure in economies of precarity; critical ontology in social sciences
Dean Chahim's profile photo
Research Interests: Urban political ecology, STS, water, infrastructures, expertise, urban geography, political economy, "development," the state, engineering, materiality, environmental history, risk, space, Mexico, Latin America
Alisha Cerian's profile photo
Research Interests: Urban Space and Place; Public Sphere; Power, Identity, and Representation; Postcolonialism; South Asian Diasporas; Singapore; South India
Paul Christians's profile photo
Research Interests: Cultural heritage, preservation, community archaeology, development, ethics
Eli Colon's profile photo
Research Interests: anthropology of aging, demography, care, Cuba, economics, networks, socialism, work
Research Interests: historical archaeology, archaeology of food, food history, institutional archaeology, immigration, gender, material culture studies, cultural heritage, museums.
Elandre Dedrick's profile photo
Research Interests: City planning and urban renewal, gentrification, politics, the fashion industry, southern France
Marguerite Deloney's profile photo
Research Interests: Colonial archaeology of Latin America, culture contact studies, ethnogenesis, decolonization theory, agency and identity
Cordelia Erikson-Davis's profile image
Research Interests: STS, medical anthropology, translational neuroscience, phenomenology, psychophysics, regulatory science, medical devices, virtual and augmented reality
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Research Interests: Anthropology of Energy and Environment, Technopolitics, Materiality, Vulnerability, Affect
Byron Gray's profile image
Research Interests: Social Theory; South Asian Society & Politics; Urban Space; Law; Christianity; Islam
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Research Interests: anthropology of the Middle East; anthropology of archaeology; Egyptology; history of the Middle East; gender; anthropology of Muslim societies; identity; cultural heritage; relatedness; power; informal systems of authority; the production of knowledge; law in society; international heritage law; international human rights law
Samuel Holley-Kline's profile photo
Research Interests: Mexican archaeology, historical archaeology, cultural heritage, disciplinary histories, and ethnographic methods
Research Interests: multispecies ethnography, the anthropology and history of science and technology, religion, theories of modernity, anthropology of the state, vigilantism and communal violence, industrialization of biological life and food-ways; veterinary biotechnology and vigilante cow protection groups in India
Nina Horstmann's profile image
Research Interests: anthropology of science and technology, administration of space, borderlands, surveillance, territorial mapping, political ecology, U.S. and Mexico
Cherkea Howery's profile photo
Research Interests: The economic, political, and cultural impact of the heritage industry on society and the consequences of preservation initiatives.
Shan Huang's profile photo
Research Interests: Political and economic anthropology, critical theory, temporality, development, activism, localism, state, aesthetics, language, Hong Kong, China
Justine Issavi's profile photo
Research Interests: Archaeological theory, Neolithic, Central Anatolian societies, spatial analysis, sociality of space
Torin Jones's profile photo
Research Interests: China, Nigerian immigration, governance, intimacy, citizenship, racialization.
Saree Kayne's profile photo
Research Interests: anthropology of elites, anthropology of sport, the Olympic Games, liberal humanism, neoliberalism
Allison Kendra's profile photo
Research Interests: Landscapes, materiality, capitalism, the state, development, feminist theory, decolonial theory, Latin America, Peru
Saad Lakhani's profile photo
Research Interests: Religion and Political Mobilization, Subjectivity and Governmentality; Secularism and Religion, Nationalism, Community, Tolerance, Violence; Area: Pakistan.
Jaime Landinez Aceros's profile photo
Research Interests: place, territory, and landscape; rural ecologies; relational ontologies; dispossession; toxicity; post-conflict policies; infrastructure; oral history and memory; Colombia
Koji Lau-Ozawa's profile photo
Research Interests: I am interested in the several different ways in which archaeology intersects with various disciplines including cultural anthropology and history.
Angela Leocata's profile image
Research Interests: Medical and psychological anthropology; suffering and care; subjectivity; the everyday, Southeast Asia
Claudia Liuzza's profile photo
Research Interests: Cultural diversity, the complexity of human communication and human behaviors, in relation with interdisciplinary topics such as a sense of heritage, heritage interpretation and cultural consciousness in different contexts of contemporary and ancient societies
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Vivian Chenxue Lu's profile image
Research Interests: Capitalism, mobility, the Global South, secessionism, Africa, Nigeria, race and gender, creativity and value
Claire Maass's profile photo
Research Interests: Community-Based Archaeology; Bioarchaeology and Social Justice; African Diaspora Archaeology; Latin America; Peru
Stefania Manfio's profile photo
Research Interests: maritime archaeology, medieval and post-medieval archaeology, social archaeology, slave trade, labor diaspora, Indian Ocean, digital mapping (GIS), 3D and virtual reality, museum
Tony Marks-Block's profile image
Research Interests: California Indian subsistence ecology, Anthropogenic broadcast fire, Indigenous livelihoods, Fire ecology and pyrogeography, Political ecology
Samuel Mall's profile photo
Research Interests: manifestations of urban poverty in western cities; and how this manifestations e.g. gangs, female headed households etc. are related to the social and material environment in which they exist
Camilla Mazzucato's profile photo
Research Interests: urban development and spatial arrangement of Neolithic megasites, the Neolithic in the Levant and Turkey, network analysis and digital mapping (GIS), spatial analysis, religion/ritual/cults
Anthony Medina's profile photo
Research Interests: Anthropology of Cuba, Caribbean Studies, Marketization, Globalization, Criminality, Economic Liberalization
Hannah Moots's profile pphoto
Research Interests: Paleoecology; Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction; Archaeogenetics; Human Ecology and Evolution; STEM/STEAM Education
Jameelah Morris's profile photo
Research Interests: Blackness; Land Dispossession; Development; Historical Memory; Place and Space; Media; Youth Activism; Continuities of Slavery and Colonization; Latin America and the Caribbean; Colombia
Luis Muro's profile photo
Research Interests: Social Encounters, Funerary Rituals, Ceremonial Practices, Ideology and Power in Andean complex societies during Pre-Hispanic times. Cultural Heritage, Community Development, Sustainable Preservation.
Aaron Neiman's profile photo
Research Interests: medical anthropology, STS, FSS, psychiatry, anthropology of the state, TMS, depression, genomics, race, gender, computing, Artificial Intelligence
Laura Ng's profile photo
Research Interests: historical archaeology; Chinese diaspora; race; ethnicity; Western United States
Gabriela Oppitz's profile image
Research Interests: archaeological and anthropological theory; social change and agency; landscape and human-environment dynamics; entanglement; isotopic analyses; mortuary analysis; GIS and field methods; palaeodiet; migration and mobility; hunter-gatherers; postcolonial theory; ethics; cultural heritage.
Sabrina Papazian's profile photo
Research Interests: Heritage and museum management, tourism, heritage and conflict, diasporas and identity, globalization, and the trade in illicit antiquities
Ryan Michael Penney's profile photo
Research Interests: resource materialities, phenomenology, anthropology of sea, environmental policy, labour, anthropology of capitalism, China
dilshanie perera
Research Interests: environmental governance, weather, climate, risk, disaster, meteorology, epistemology, landscape, historical transformation, Bangladesh, Bengal, South Asia
Dana Phelps's profile photo
Research Interests: cultural heritage, marginalized communities, narratives of development, nature-culture-human interactions, post-conflict societies, UNESCO World Heritage sites and politics, and traditional knowledge and livelihoods.
Valentina Ramia's profile image
Research Interests: anthropology of sentiments; immigration and asylum; the intersection between law and psychiatry; Latin American politics; experimental ethnography; comics and graphic novels; film and music.
Jasmine Reid's profile photo
Research Interests: Cultural heritage, museums, archaeology of forced removal, South Africa
Alexa Russon's profile photo
Research Interests: economic anthropology, postcolonial studies, coloniality, transnational governmentality, South Asia, politics of representation, gender, developmentalism
Karem Said profile photo
Research Interests: Urban anthropology, gender, digital technologies, political anthropology, and forms of egalitarianism
Esteban Salmon Perrilliat's profile photo
Research Interests: Mexico and Latin America, Politics, Injustice, Illegality, Criminal Prosecution, Insecurity, Bureaucracy, Materiality, Violence, Urban Marginality
Isabel M. Salovaara's profile photo
Research Interests: Anthropology of capitalism; urban space, place and built environments; infrastructure; mobilities; personhood; youth and adolescence; parallel education systems; moral anthropology; South Asia
Nethra Samarawickrema's profile photo
Research Interests: Indian Ocean Trade, gold and gem trading networks, trust and risk, credit and debt, transnational capital flows, Sri Lanka, South India, Hong Kong and Singapore
Pablo Seward profile photo
Research Interests: Decolonial urbanism; urban political ecology; risk and security; social movements; urban citizenship; migration and racism; neo/liberal governance; critical phenomenology; Latin America; Chile.
Nestor Leonardo Silva's profile image
Research Interests: Anthropological perspectives on environmental politics and government; political economy and power relations vis-à-vis hydrocarbons and the environment; interdisciplinary studies of the hydrocarbon industry; human geography and GIS; North Dakota, the Andean region, the Americas in general.
ashveer singh
Research Interests: Universal Identification Authority of India, STS, the politics of welfare, state planning and governance, knowledge production, East Punjab
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Alana Springer's profile photo
Research Interests: Common pool resource management; collective action; co-management; governance; collective action; socio-ecological systems; New Zealand
Tomonori Sugimoto's profile photo
Research Interests: Colonialism and postcolonialism, race and ethnicity, indigeneity, historical anthropology, and cultural studies
Weronika Tomczyk's profile image
Research Interests: zooarchaeology; environmental archaeology; bioarchaeology; human-animal relationships; empires; stable isotope analysis; Andes.
Kerem Ussakli's profile photo
Research Interests: law, sovereignty, constitution-making / ethics & aesthetics / Kurds; Iraq, Turkey
Chun-Yu Wang's profile photo
Research Interests: I am interested in the transfer of technology and the politics of infrastructure of downstream oil and gas industry in East and Southeast Asia, with my current research focus on the petro-development, governance, and resistance in Malaysia.
Research Interests: Estonia, e-government, nationalism, the Baltics, digital anthropology
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Research Interests: Proto-historic period (1500-1750) of the Navajo or Dine’, an Athabaskan tribe of the Four Corners area
ciara wirth
Research Interests: cognition, learning, epistemology, local ecological knowledge, ethnobiology, ethnozoology
Tianyu Xie's profile photo
Research Interests: Infrastructure (Subway), Bureaucracy and Entrepreneurialism in State-Owned Enterprise, Technology and Development, Governmentality, Neoliberalism and Socialism, Second-Tier Cities in China
Adela Zhang's profile image
Research Interests: Extractive capitalism; the state; development; social conflicts; infrastructure; governance in Andean and Amazonian communities; Peru
Grace Zhou's profile photo
Research Interests: Intimate economies, work and welfare, dependency, and "post-work" imaginaries in Central Asia