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Research Interests: political anthropology, everyday life, protracted conflict, historical memory, identity and culture, normalization, militarization; South Asia.
alexandrino ocana grace
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.
Research Interests: sovereignty, secularism, migration, asylum, citizenship, kinship; Germany
Research Interests: care, cognitive disability, gender, queerness, childhood, family & kinship, voice & silence, intuition, ordinary ethics, & South Asia.
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Research Interests: relapse prevention, addiction, methamphetamine, spiritual healing, religion and disease, Osaka, Kobe, Kansai, crime, mental health, Japan, Turkey
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Research Interests: Australian Historic Archaeology, Chinese diaspora, religion, transnationalism, human-environment interactions.
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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
Research Interests: Debt, morality, finance, precarity, affect, neoliberalism, Islam, Sufism, South Asia, infrastructure, temporality, subjectivity, embodiment
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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
Research Interests: law & ethics, knowledge/power, semiotic & surveillance technologies, sacrifice, debt, value; Islamic/Muslim world - Jordan, India, Indonesia
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
Research Interests: cultural heritage, expertise/experts, transnationalism and new nationalisms, distributive politics, post-neoliberalism, labor, migration, development, knowledge production, cultural conservation, history and anthropology, after postcolonialism, after cosmopolitanism, ethics, studying up; Qatar, Gulf and Arabian Peninsula, Jordan, Middle East
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.
Pablo Seward Delaporte profile photo
Research Interests: Medical, political, and urban anthropology; decolonial feminisms; critical geography; politics of life and death; subjectivity, desire, and becoming; risk, security, vulnerability, and poverty; anthropology of the state; social movements; liberalism and neoliberalism; migration; anti-Black and anti-Indigenous violence; Chile; Latin America.
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Research Interests: Colonial archaeology of Latin America, culture contact studies, ethnogenesis, decolonization theory, agency and identity
Research Interests: technological surveillance — on the lives of people, specifically in terms of self-conceptualization, community-building, and culture.
Cordelia Erikson-Davis's profile image
Research Interests: STS, medical anthropology, translational neuroscience, phenomenology, psychophysics, regulatory science, medical devices, virtual and augmented reality
Research Interests: Racial formation; Political economy; Aesthetics; Global Black feminism; Archipelagic and oceanic studies; Diaspora; Materiality; Labor; Women and gender: La Réunion, Mayotte, French/Francophone Indian Ocean
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Research Interests: Race, Racism, Maternal mortality, African American birthing practices and countercultures, Medical Anthropology, Midwifery: American South
Nataya's profile image
Research Interests: Environmental Anthropology, Energy Humanities, Techno-politics, Infrastructure, Affect
Byron Gray's profile image
Research Interests: Social Theory; South Asian Society & Politics; Urban Space; Law; Christianity; Islam
Emilia Groupp's profile photo
Research Interests: Anthropology of energy, economic anthropology, transnational capitalism, energy infrastructures, governance; Mediterranean
Shubhangni Gupta's profile image
Research Interests: heritage, India, preservation, Rajasthan, policy, law, culture, art
Research Interests: anthropology of science and medicine; postcolonial science studies; emerging biotech in Southeast Asia; war, memory, and DNA identification technology; science and identity making; science, capitalism, and nation building.
Research Interests: urban landscapes, historical trauma, (contentious) commemorative practises, collective memory, time and space/place-making, narrative and storytelling, borderlands, post-conflict space.
Research Interests: animals and ecology, nature, nationalisms and the Japanese right-wing, conservation, militarized modernity, animal extinction and emergence, wildlife tracking, culling and poaching, the exotic pet trade, Japan’s “natural monuments”, technology and infrastructure, the politics of dispossession and repossession, sovereignty & the state, civility, universals and vernaculars, imperialisms and annexation, post/present-cold war anthropology, post/present-colonialisms, public spheres, the press, elections, simulacra and refugia, aesthetics, mimetics, emergence, caves/forests/reefs, forest bathing, arcadia.
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Research Interests: anthropology of science and technology, administration of space, borderlands, surveillance, territorial mapping, political ecology, U.S. and Mexico
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Research Interests: Politics of urban development, temporality, activism, Hong Kong, China
Justine Issavi's profile photo
Research Interests: Archaeological theory, Neolithic, Central Anatolian societies, spatial analysis, sociality of space
Shobhna Iyer's profile image
Research Interests: Political landscapes, Materiality, Landscape, Urbanism, GIS, Archaeological Survey, Historical archaeology
Torin Jones's profile image
Research Interests: West Africa, Southern Europe, Sicily, Immigration, Race, Blackness, Emotion, Borders, Youth
Research Interests: US Empire, critical studies of race and gender, everyday forms of war, embodied labor, decoloniality, the Americas
Research Interests: Populism, Religion, Nationalism, Emotion, Islam in South Asia
Jaime Landinez Aceros's profile photo
Research Interests: anthropology of science; science and technology studies; bioeconomy and biocapital; technoscience and peacebuilding; rural ecologies; biodiversity conservation; scientific expeditions and collections; history of biology and biotechnology in Latin America; futures; Colombia
Koji Ozawa's profile photo
Research Interests: Historical Archaeology; Japanese Diaspora; incarceration camps; detention; race; ethnicity; migration; landscape
Research Interests: race, diaspora, GIS and remote sensing, community collaborative archaeology, the Asian American experience
Angela Leocata's profile image
Research Interests: labor, (im)migration, affect, gender, the body, embodiment, United States, Brazil
Zaith Lopez's profile photo
Research Interests: labor; (im)migration; subjectivity; phenomenology; violence; mental health; substance abuse; memory; psychological and medical anthropology; Latin America
Research Interests: Human-Ecological relations, Human-Environment Interactions, Environmental Exchanges, Hydrology, Remote Sensing, GIS, Water Management Systems, Medieval Cambodia, the Khmer Empire, Cambodia, Japan.
claire maass
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
Sam Maull's profile image
Research Interests: Race and place, Blackness, Criminal Justice, Mass Incarceration, Jails, Responsibility, Guilt and Innocence, Cycle of Poverty, Cycle of Incarceration, Intervention, Affect, Violence, Temporality
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
Kristin McFadden's profile image
Research Interests: Political and Legal Anthropology, citizenship, power, nation-state, black political participation, American South
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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
Amber Myngheer profile photo
Research Interests: ancient DNA, pathogen genomics, (paleo)epigenetics, (ancient) DNA ethics, spread of disease, human-animal interaction, diet and nutrition, paleoecology.
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Research Interests: culture and cognition; culture theory; big data and evidence-based management; algorithms as cultural artifacts; risk and uncertainty; quantification; modeling culture
Shikha Nehra's profile image
Research Interests: digitalization of bureaucratic work, state practices, and the politics of citizenship and identification in India.
Aaron Neiman's profile photo
Research Interests: medical anthropology, STS, psychiatry and psychology, new depression treatments, Australia, anthropology of the state, computer-human interaction, film and popular culture
Shantanu Nevrekar's profile image
Research Interests: State, Bureaucracy, Governmentality, Political Economy, Anthropology of Development, Capitalism, Debt, Finance, Agrarian Studies, India
laura ng
Research Interests: historical archaeology; Chinese diaspora; race; ethnicity; Western United States
Research Interests: economic and political anthropology, social and political theory, security and securitisation, mobilities and diaspora, race and racialisation, place and landscape, postcoloniality, subjectivity, literary and critical theory, Euro-African frontier.
Gabriela Oppitz's profile image
Research Interests: community, historicity, socioenvironmental change, isotopic and sediment analysis, difference, postcolonial and decolonial theory, lowlands of South America.
Ryan Michael Penney's profile photo
Research Interests: technology and infrastructure, knowledge production, maritime anthropology, anthropology of capitalism, environmental policy, China
Venolia Rabodiba's profile image
Research Interests: development and infrastructure, migration and economic corridors, borders, affect, regional integration; Southern Africa.
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.
Elliott Reichardt's profile image
Research Interests: anthropology of history, development, global & public health; Caribbean; political economy; psychology; environment; pollution; science and technology studies; disability; queer theory
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
Esteban Salmon Perrilliat's profile photo
Research Interests: criminal justice system, prosecution, policing, bureaucracy, legality, Mexico and Latin America
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
Haoran Shi's profile image
Research Interests: Global heritage, landscape archaeology, digital mapping (GIS), spatial analysis; North Africa, Middle East
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
Utsavi Singh's profile image
Research Interests: landscapes of power in region of Ladakh, India
Alana Springer's profile photo
Research Interests: Common pool resource management; collective action; co-management; governance; collective action; socio-ecological systems; New Zealand
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Research Interests: China, especially Southern/Southwest; anthropology of modernity; science and technology studies; critical food and agriculture studies; political economy of global trade; epistemologies of nutrition; beyond-human biopolitics
Weronika Tomczyk's profile image
Research Interests: zooarchaeology; environmental archaeology; bioarchaeology; human-animal relationships; empires; stable isotope analysis; Andes.
Research Interests: law, sovereignty, constitution-making / ethics & aesthetics / Kurds; Iraq, Turkey
Zoe VanGelder's profile image
Research Interests: Political ecology, Anthropology of development, Gender, Youth activism, Agrarian studies, Eco-governmentality, Climate politics, Experimental ethnography, Mexico and Latin America
Shandana Waheed's profile image
Research Interests: historical anthropology, archival ethnography, anthropology of religions, materiality, imperial interactions, nation-state, space, place making, mobility, memory and nostalgia, politics of heritage, ruins, ruination, South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab
Chun-Yu Wang's profile photo
Research Interests: the oil and gas industry, rural development, Malaysia, Southeast Asia
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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
Research Interests: I am interested in understanding how people live when living seems to be most difficult. I am exploring this question in Balochistan, Pakistan.
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