ABDELKADER, Ali Atef
email@example.com • Arab World - Egypt
Anthropology of ethics, rural-urban migration, ethnographic film, mediation and visualization of cinema
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • Near East - Turkey
Archaeology/anthropology of societal collapse, rural-urban interactions, animal economies, zooarchaeology, Hittites, Late Bronze/Iron Age, Anatolia. "After the End: Animal Economies, Collapse, and Continuity in Hittite and Post-Hittite Anatolia."
email@example.com • Spain/US/Islamic World
Anthropology of Islam, migration studies, policy studies, media, subaltern studies; tradition, diaspora studies, counterpublics; identity construction via Arabic language learning among descendants of Moroccan Muslim immigrants in Spain; Arabic language learning as ethical practice.
firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia - China
Political and legal anthropology, linguistic anthropology, ideology, state, sovereignty, bureaucracy, urban space, infrastructure; migrant petitioners
email@example.com • Caribbean - Puerto Rico; Latin America - Mexico/Chile
Colonialism, statecraft, geography, boundary, global capitalism, social production of space and collective relationship to place, the aesthetics and politics of dispute
(joint w/ NELC) firstname.lastname@example.org • Middle East - Turkey/Egypt
Hadith literature, ethical self-fashioning, Islamic practice, anthropology of religion, styles of reasoning, historical poiesis, humanitarianism, migration and displacement
(Arch) email@example.com • Latin America - Bolivia/Andes
Titicaca Basin; materials, materiality, aesthetics, critical theory, political economy, ceramic analysis. "Expedient Objects: Style, Aesthetics and Material Politics in the Tiwanaku Valley, AD 500-1100"
AZUERO QUIJANO, Alejandra
firstname.lastname@example.org • Latin America-Colombia
Political anthropology and anthropology of law, STS; political economy, accountability, and violence; forensics, criminal justice/responsibility; corporations, corporate power, capital; law and aesthetics. "Criminal Enterprise: Forensics and the Reproduction of Corporate Power as Crime in Colombia." Previous Project (SJD dissertation Harvard Law School): "Conviction by Design: Remaking Criminal Responsibility at the Nuremberg Trials."
email@example.com • SE Asia - Singapore
Nation branding (Singapore), nationalism, national identity; statecraft, governance, and audience; semiotics of image; linguistic anthropology; visualization, modeling, cartography, urban planning, and design
firstname.lastname@example.org • Middle East - Palestine
Political economy, critical social theory, STS; renewable electrification of Palestine
(joint w/CHSS) email@example.com • USA - Sci/Tech
Science/Technology, astronomy and the geosciences; long-term development of new space telescopes to find and image habitable planets; STS, planetary science, the Anthropocene, climate crisis, the posthuman/nonhuman/unhuman, the military-industrial complex, science fiction, metaphysics and new materialism
BAKER, J. Ckristafer
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA urban-San Francisco
Cultural processes of marginalization, with a focus on gender, sex, sexuality, race, age, and (dis)ability; "The Semiotics of Subjectivities in Transit: An Ethnographic Study of Female-to Male Transmen's Embodied Gender Preacitces."
(joint w/SALC) email@example.com • South Asia - India
South Asia: Social and political movements, Marxist theory and India; questions of epistemology and translations of Marxism; the Naxalite movement in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, 1967-1991, the shifting contours of "culture" and "politics" in that context. "Revolutionary, or Practical-Critical Activity: Leftist Organising in India, 1967-1992."
BLACK, Kelly Wilcox
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • South Asia - India
Neolithic/Iron Age/Early Historic South India; human-animal relations/human-environmental relations, power and political ecology, historical ecology, animal husbandry and landscape histories, faunal and dental microwear analysis. "Excavating the Deep History of Degradation: Animal Husbandry and the Environmental Impacts of Livestock Grazing in Pre- and Early Historic South India."
email@example.com • Central America - Yucatan, Highland Guatemala
Linguistic anthropology, Mayan languages and culture, language use and media technologies, Maya community radio in Peto, Yucatan. "Voicing the Maya: Media Technologies and the Politics of Ethnolinguistic Identity in Yucatan"
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA
Performance and embodiment, blackness and the diaspora, American fantasy, queer theory. "Ordinary Queens: Blackness, Queerness, and the Search for the Good Life."
(Arch) email@example.com • Mediterranean - Syria/Dura-Europos
Ritual, religion & counter-cultures; archaeology of colonialism: Roman Empire and early Christianity. "Everything is Full of Gods: Representing Religion at the Edges of Empires" [Analysis of Dura-Europos excavation field notes and materials held at Yale & Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris]
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • USA
Archaeology of the contemporary, urban abandonment and reuse; Detroit. "Race, Historicity and the Built Environment in Detroit."
email@example.com • Australia/Oceania/Great Barrier Reef
Ecologies of technoscience; economies of re-production, politics of care. "Life Support Through Extinction: Non-Indifferent Expertise and the Reassembly of Australia's Great Barrier Reef"
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA - Southern Louisiana Gulf Coast
Political ecology, science & technology studies, environment; water and rivers, geo-engineering, oyster farming, ecological restoration in southern Louisiana. "Making the Future Coast: Ecological Restoration on the Edge of Louisiana."
email@example.com • USA
The senses and knowledge production, commodities and the body, anthropologies of corporations, food science, taste, class. "Producing Taste: The Senses in American Food Technology."
CAMPOS TÉLLEZ, Jorge
firstname.lastname@example.org • Africa - Somaliland (Hargeysa)
Anthropology of the state and ethnography of urban bureaucracies; affect/emotion; economic anthropology: taxation, money, credit, debt, exchange; legal anthropology: sovereignty, liberalism, violence. "Taxation and the Future of the Nation: Aspiration among Fiscal Officials in Hargeysa, Somaliland."
email@example.com • Latin America/Ecuador
The state, NGOs and social movements, the politics of translation, non-human ontologies and scientific objects, debate on drilling for oil in Yasuni National Park. "Re-Constituting the Nature of the Nation: Environmental NGOs, Biodiversity and the Defenders of the Rights of Nature in Ecuador."
CHAVEZ, Alexis Rolando
firstname.lastname@example.org • Europe/North Africa - France
Anthropology of Islam, anthropology of Europe, and anthropology of the body; political violence, national security culture, and the French suburbs (banlieues); ritual practices, urban studies and critical race theory.
(joint w/ Linguistics) email@example.com • Europe/Scandinavia - Norway
Linguistic anthropology, qualia, sound, language ideology, migration, citizenship, social class. "The Poetics and Politics of 'Strangerhood' in an Oslo Neighborhood."
firstname.lastname@example.org • Middle East - Turkey (Izmir & Aliaga)
Materiality, labor, bodies, toxicity, value-transformation, environmental justice. Specific focus on scrap metal recycling factories and their surrounding residential areas
email@example.com • West Africa - Senegal; Quebec Maritimes
Science & technology studies; ocean and coastal engineering, infrastructuring; temporality, planning, and speculation; imagined social, economic, and ecological futures; maritime economies and environments, ship transport
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • Southern Europe, Mediterranean; North America
Historical ecology, political ecology, domestication, agriculture, arboriculture, archaeobotany, rural communities, posthumanism. "Cultivation Regimes: Political Ecologies of Domestication at Nadin-Gradina, Croatia, ca 500 BCE - 1700 CE."
CUNNINGHAM, Molly Kathleen
email@example.com • USA - Detroit
Detroit bankruptcy, emergency management, municipal ethnography, genealogies of the American body politic, traditions of sacrifice and renwal, authority, embodiment, the ethical substance and grammatical partitioning of (whiteness), the speed of light.
firstname.lastname@example.org • Central & Eastern Europe - Georgia & Poland
Post-socialist transformations; politics of market places, commodification, and consumerism; global and (trans)national regimes of safety regulation; anthropology of risk, security, and trust; gender, regimes of care, and the politics of the public/private divide. "The Problem of Trust: Food Safety Regulatory Reform and Emergent Ethical Authorities in Contemporary Tbilisi, Georgia"
email@example.com • South Asia - India, Sikkim
Politics of recognition, environmental stewardship, biodiversity, conservation, ethnopolitics, Himalayas, ecological nativism and cultural autochthony, frontiers and borders, tourist gaze, politics of belonging. "Green Citizenship on the Himalayan Frontier: Of Multivalent Diversities and the Politics of Bio-cultural Recognition."
DIAZ CHAUVIGNE, Alice
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • Latin America - Colombia
Archaeology, zooarchaeology, Tairona polity, human-animal interactions, transitions and transformation between the pre-Columbian and colonial periods
(joint w/ History) email@example.com • Africa - Kenya/Swahili Coast
Classical theories of society and politics; moral and occult economies; Kenya as historical and anthropological object; "Kinship, Capital, and the Occult on the South Coast of Kenya."
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • Western Europe - Mediterranean prehistory (France)
European and Mediterranean pre- and proto-history (Iron Age), material culture, ritual uses of the human body, embodiment, consumption and identity, political economy, food and cuisine, alcohol and feasting, colonialism, isotope analysis, landscape archaeology. "Severing Heads and Social Ties: A Biogeochemistry and Material Culture Approach to Contested Bodies in the Late Iron Age of Southern France."
email@example.com • Middle East - Jordan
Anthropology of media, historical action, anthropology of the state, ethics and pragmatics, linguistic anthropology, public discourses on corruption. "Corruption, Authority and the Discursive Production of Reform and Revolution in Jordan"
EDWARDS (Alvarez), Megan
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • Northern Ireland, British Colonial world
Early modern British expansion, historical archaeology, foodways, colonialism and modernization; history and material remains of "industrialized" whiskey distillation in post-medieval Ireland. "From Uisce Beatha to Whiskey: Colonialism, Commodification, and Transforming Drinkways in Early Modern Ireland, c1540-1800."
ESCOBAR GONZÁLEZ, Inés
email@example.com • Latin America - Mexico
Property, home ownership, and (developmental) housing policy; the financialization of social and political life; work, debt, and social relations; land and urbanization histories; political and moral economies. "'In Property We Trust': Making and Unmaking Home in the Mexican Urban Periphery."
firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia - Japan
Linguistic anthropology, semiotic methods, violence, media, language ideology, nationalism, culture change. "Laughing Until It Hurts: Children, Mothers and Concerns about Comedic Television in Contemporary Japan."
email@example.com • USA - Rochester, NY
Chemical photography, postindustrial ecology, obsolescence, American fantasy, nostalgia, the history of capitalism. "After Analog: Photochemical Life in the Imaging Capital of the World."
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • West Africa - Mali
Hidden inequalities of heterarchical societies in Iron Age West Africa, bioarchaeological analysis
email@example.com • Mexico/Caribbean - Veracruz
Ethno-racial identity, public history/memory politics, blackness and diaspora; historical tourism, food, music, dance. "Possessing Blackness: The Presence and Potential of The African Root in Veracruz, Mexico."
firstname.lastname@example.org • Mexican/US Borderlands - Tijuana
Northern Mexico: The making and unmaking of a region; cities, city-dwellers, and urbanity in ethnography; social decomposition. "Invasive Urbanity Across the Mexican Post-Post-Revolution"
email@example.com • USA - Legal/political
American conservative public interest law, semiotics, historical conditions that make litigation possible, how public interest law may alter relations among law, the state and the public
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • Africa
Archaeology/Ancient art; the rock art of East Africa; design/taste; symbolic meanings; art historical methods and theory, GIS, GPS, photography, rock art archiving.
(Arch) email@example.com • Middle East - Oman; Indian Ocean Rim
Citizenship, the nation-state, economics, urban development, aesthetics. "Social Death of Things: Intercultural Encounters and Ritualized Consumption in Early Bronze Age Oman (3100-2000 B.C.)"
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • North America. Arctic/Sub-Arctic
Settler colonialism, ethics, epistemology, religion, landscapes/seascapes/icescapes, ecology, sovereignty, climate, futures.
email@example.com • Russia
Law, legal education, legal epistemologies, linguistic anthropology
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • USA - Louisiana (New Orleans); French Caribbean - Haiti
Labor and subjectification, urban landscapes, built environment; material culture; craftsmanship, urban experience; loss, displacement, belonging. "Crafting Community: Race, Creative Labor, and Everyday Aesthetics in the Creole Faubourgs of New Orleans, 1790-1896."
email@example.com • USA - Southwest
Political ecologies of oil and gas production in the Four Corners region; settler colonialism; property and jurisdiction; geophysical sciences; atmospherics and air quality; toxicity; methane measurement and mitigation; climate change. "Managing a Geo-Relation: Atmospheres of Oil and Gas in New Mexico's San Juan Basin."
GRIGG, Nicole (Nikki)
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • Mid-Atlantic USA - Washington, D.C.
Urban archaeology, archaeology of immigration, archaeology of the African Diaspora, contemporary constructions of heritage, public archaeology
(Arch) email@example.com • Northwest China (Bronze Age)
Cultural frontier regions (the Gansu/Hexi Corridor); a study of temporality from the perspective of subsistence practices - utilizing zooarchaeology & paleosoil records
firstname.lastname@example.org • Southeast Asia - Indonesia
Political discourse; language and gender; bureaucracy, development, and democracy. "Enregistering Democracy: Gender and Political Discourse in Eastern indonesia."
(Arch) (joint w/SALC) email@example.com • South India - Sri Lanka
Literary and archaeological history of pre-historic to medieval South India and Sri Lanka; Jainism in South India; economic anthropology/archaeology; ceramic analysis; geo-spatial analysis. "Jain Monks, Merchants, and Kings in Tamil Nadu, South India c. 4th century BCE - 7th century CE."
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • Western Europe
European Celtic societies of the early Middle Ages, especially focusing on the Picts and their interaction with Goidelic-speaking groups. Materiality, material culture theory, semiotics, archaeology of ethnicity
(Arch) email@example.com • East Asia - China
Early Chinese culture; technology and social systems; ceramic analysis. "Community, Pottery, and Political Culture: Crafting the State in the Luoyang Basin, North China, 3000-1500 BCE"
firstname.lastname@example.org • South Asia - Pakistan
Water politics, agriculture, economics, environment; "Ecologies of Water Theft in Pakistan: The Colony, the Corporation and the Contemporary."
(Arch) email@example.com • Africa - Egypt/Nubia, Gebel Barkal, Sudan
State Power: ideology, religion and material culture; Archaeology of Ideology: iconography, landscape and ritual. "In the Houses of the Ram and the Lion: Religious Displays of Political Subjectivity in the Kushite Temples of Amun and Apedemak"
firstname.lastname@example.org • Middle East - Syria/Lebanon; Southern Italy
Human rights and humanitarianism, aesthetics, mass media, affect and ideology, ethics and the ordinary; human rights, humanitarianism, migration
email@example.com • North Africa - Morocco
Language politics, self and subjectivity, linguistic modernity; sound, voice, cosmopolitan and vernacular, translation. "Révolution Darija? Vernacular Language and Cosmopolitan Aspiration in Contemporary Urban Morocco."
firstname.lastname@example.org • Middle East - Israel/Palestine
Semiotics; language practice and ideology; commensuration, translation and value; aesthetics and affect; liberalism. "Troubling Israeli Liberalism."
(Arch) email@example.com • Mongolia; Inner Asia
Prehistory of Mongolia and the eastern Eurasian steppe; the Xiongnu and steppe empires, mobile pastoralism, bioarchaeological and zooarchaeological methods and theory; multispecies ethnography, human-animal studies, materiality. "Imperial Body-Politic(s): Human-Animal Relationships of the Xiongnu Empire at Elst Ar, Central Mongolia."
HONG, Ji Yea
firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia - China
Southwest China (Yi people); ritual and religion, ethnicity, death and mortality, materiality, museum studies. Ritual uses of Bronze Funeral Drums in the highlands of Southwest China/Vietnam/Laos - relationship to social scientific knowledge production and commodification
email@example.com • USA Urban
Political and economic anthropology; linguistic anthropology; elder care and aging in the US; housing and demography.
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA - Urban New York/Chicago
Contemporary death practices in the US; cultural histories of African American funerals and memorials; theories of Blackness and death; materiality, mourning and grief
email@example.com • USA - Texas/Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin
Technoscience, liberalism & neo-liberalism, energy & environment, political economy, temporality & historicity, aesthetics. "Reinventing the Earth: The Global Shale Frontier and the Experimental Moment in Petrocapitalism."
HUA, Jenny Miao
(MD/PhD) firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia - China
Medical education reform in China, translation of evidence-based medicine in the context of US involvement in Chinese healthcare, anthropology of technical ecologies, political economy of health and disease. "Embodying Integrated Medicine: Clinical Ideals in Reform-Era Chinese Health Care."
email@example.com • Southeast Asia - Singapore
Media, creativity, semiotics, materiality, globalization, textuality
HUNTER, Raymond (“Sandy”)
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • Latin America - Andes, Southern and Central Peru
Cusco, the Inka, Spanish colonialism in the Andes; landscapes, agriculture, empire, cartography, environment, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany. "Households in Transition: Examining Material Change in Colonial Andean Domestic Economy and Ecology"
(joint w/Linguistics) email@example.com • East Asia - China
Gender, language ideology, language variation and change, post-socialism, the nation-state, social class, capitalism. "Curating Value: The Politics of Language and Leisure in Huangshan, China."
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA; Australia
Theories of technology and emergence, knowledge projects, energy, geographies of management and extraction, the engineering profession/ethics. "'Being Technical': Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Energy Engineering in Eastern Australia."
(Arch) email@example.com • South Asia - South India
Archaeology; time, temporality, memory and historicity; periodization, historical narratives and 'the medieval'; ceramic analysis. "Tempered by Time: Ceramics and the Fabric of Time in Medieval (ca AD 500-1600) South India."
firstname.lastname@example.org • Scandinavia - Denmark/Copenhagen
Anthropology of design; cultural politics of energy transition; ethics and aesthetics of green urbanism; political ecology of infrastructure; welfare statecraft; Denmark. "Infrastructure of a Well-Tempered Environment: Copenhagen, Eco-Metropolis."
email@example.com • North America
Chicago; activism, urbanism, racial capitalism, neoliberalism
(joint w/ the Divinity School) firstname.lastname@example.org • Middle East - Israel/Palestine; USA
Religion and secularism, affect and embodiment, anthropology of Judaism, space and place, security, messianism and temporality.
(Arch) email@example.com • East Asia - Japan
Material aspects of Western interaction with early modern Japan (the Dutch at Dejima); Commodities and materiality, cultural property management and tourism; value and commensuration, feasting, early modern globalization and commerce, sociality of economic transactions, alterity. "Dejima: An Archaeology of Intercultural Commerce in Early Modern Japan."
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA; Ireland
Linguistic and Medical Anthropology; addiction studies, drug use and drug intervention; clinical interactions and pragmatics/metapragmatics of clinical knowledge production and translation. "Living with Drugs in the Republic of Ireland: Shifting Trends of Opiate Use and Intervention."
email@example.com • South Asia - India/Pakistan
Energy, environment, economy, geopolitics, security, sovereignty, development, postcolonialism, political anthropology, STS. "Geopolitics of Indian Energy Futures."
firstname.lastname@example.org • Native North America - Navajo
Visual/media anthropology, legal anthropology, environmental studies, contemporary archaeological theory, tribal legal histories, communities of artistic practice
email@example.com • Middle East - Egypt, North Africa
Authority, violence, temporality, postcoloniality, labor, generations, semiotics, aesthetics. "An Eye for the Army: Fantasies and Realities of Military Authority in Egypt."
KIM, Do Dom
firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia - China
The Southern "Gate" cities of China: Xiamen, Shenzhen, Guangdong; law as manifested in everyday lives in China; migrants in cities -- who are neither fully legal nor illegal; practices and discourses around government issued ID papers; state/citizen relationships. "Documenting Uncertainties: Bureaucratic Problems, Reform Promises, and Everyday Documentation Practices in Southern China."
email@example.com • Southeast Asia - Indonesia (Bali)/Malaysia
Culture and tourism, bureaucracy and state-driven development projects; "Culture, Tourism and the State in North Bali, Indonesia"
firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia - Japan
Social movements, ethics and aesthetics of public protest, modern formations of democratic governance and legitimacy; citizenship; anti-nuclear protests in post-Fukushima Japan. "Bodies that Shatter: Mobilization, Atomization, and the Crisis of Political Representation in Post-Disaster Japan."
(Arch) email@example.com • Africa -Tanzania/Zambia
Historical archaeology of hunter-gatherers; historical archaeology; landscape archaeology, political ecology; colonialism and post-colonialism, landscape, political ecology, temporality, ethnobotany and archaeobotany. "An Archaeology of the 'Natural': Historical Landscapes of the Sandawe Homeland, Central Tanzania."
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA Midwest/Upper South
Whiteness, consumption, commodities, historicity, rural/urban relations, utopia/dystopia. "Securing Utopia, or, The Place of Guns in Small Town America."
email@example.com • USA Medical
Gay Culture: Identity and Assertive Symbolic Activity among Gay Men in America
firstname.lastname@example.org • Southeast Europe - Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia
Linguistic anthropology, historical narrative, mass media, ethnomusicology, hop hop studies, post-socialist transformation, former Yugoslavia, documentary/ethnographic film. "Were the Balkans 'Built for Rap?': Semiotic Ideology within a Newly Transnational Hip Hop Imaginary"
email@example.com • Southwest China/Myanmar/Laos border area
Southwest China/Myanmar border (Shan); Disturbance ecologies; supply-chain infrastructures, the Chinese medicine trade. "The Growing Wilds: Harvesting Chinese Medicines in Farthest Myanmar."
firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia - Japan
Medical anthropology, mental health, environmental disaster, ecology. "Mobilizing the 'Ecological': Disaster Mental Health in Post-2011 Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster in Japan."
email@example.com • South Asia - South India (Tamil Nadu)
Anthropology of Islam, religion, sensory experience; tradition, embodiment, affect, temporality, forms of knowledge production, place-making.
firstname.lastname@example.org • Southeastern Europe - Greece/Athens
Aesthetics, ethics and health; the arts and culture sector of contemporary Greece; the modern role of the arts in producing a moral-aesthetic community
email@example.com • South Asia - India
"Purifying Labor: Public Goods and the Politics of Sanitation in Delhi"
firstname.lastname@example.org • Canada; Native North America
"The Politics of Reconciliation: Self-Government and Bureaucratic Normalization of Aboriginal-State Relations in Saskatchewan"
(Phys) email@example.com • Greece, Eastern Mediterranean
"A Bioarchaeological Survey of Social Structure in the Polis of Athens during the Classical, Hellenistic and Early Roman Periods"
(SocCultural/Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • Latin America - Mexico/Oaxaca; Kenya
Histories of heritage; international legal orders (e.g., UNESCO, the ICC); sacredness, morality, and affect; time and temporality; materiality; endangerment and enchantment; philanthropy; experimental methods (film, drawing). "Oaxaca Set Apart: Cosmologies and Controversies over Heritage in the Emerald City."
(Arch) email@example.com • East Asia/China (Anyang, late Shang)
Bronze Age China, bioarchaeology; childhood; personhood and gender; sacrifice; stable isotope analysis; skeletal pathology and trauma; mortuary practice. "Revisiting Lineage: A Bioarchaeological Life Course Approach to Relatedness in the Late Shang Capital of Yinxu (c. 1200-1050 BCE)."
firstname.lastname@example.org • Middle East - Turkey
Religion and ethics (in Islam), circulation of ideas, translation, logics of comparison, temporality, media/mediatization, bureaucracy, documents, liberalism, language/semiotic ideology. The "Presidency of Religious Affairs" (Diyanet) in Turkey and its Media.
email@example.com • USA - Vermont
Participatory decision-making, town hall meetings, direct democracy, municipal government, U.S. publics. "The New England Town Meeting as Icon and Ethnogrpahic Object: New Perspectives on Participatory Democracy."
(joint w/ Linguistics) firstname.lastname@example.org • Latin America - Amazonian Peru
Linguistic anthropology, semiotics; self and selves in Amazonia; techniques of knowledge in Amazonian cosmologies. "Amawaka Knowledge Practices and Uses of Grammaticized Epistemology"
email@example.com • Middle East;
The politics of language within the Kurdish movement, language ideologies, nationalism studies, language and politics, post-colonialism. "Publics of Value: Youth, Language, and Higher Education in Turkey."
(Arch) (joint w/ EALC) firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia-China
Shang China, Erligang, agriculture.
email@example.com • Inner Asia - Mongolia
Cultural heritage and nationalism; affect and embodiment; modernities; value and circulation. "Mongolia's Telescopic Nationalism."
firstname.lastname@example.org • Southeast Asia - Thailand
Anthropology of architecture and designed objects; theories of affect; embodiment and experience; cosmologies and spatial order. "Designing Cosmopolitics: An Ethnography of Design Activism and the New Thai Parliament."
LOWRY, Kevin Bryce
(Arch) email@example.com • Mongolia, Eurasian Steppe
Landscape/space/place, pastoralism and mobility; ritual; GIS, regional survey, mortuary archaeology, human osteology, lithics; Bronze Age/Iron Age subsistence shift in West-Central Mongolia. "Tracing a Transition: Political Economies of the Bronze and Iron Ages of Mongolia."
firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia - Japan
Aesthetics, politics, art, media, social movements (two activist collectives in Osaka and Tokyo, speech performance, art expression, marginality, social change)
(Phys) email@example.com • Latin America - Andes
Human osteology; "Cultural Markers and Craniometric Variation in the Lower and Middle Osmore Valley, Peru: A Model-Bound, Population Genetics Perspective"
firstname.lastname@example.org • Caribbean - Jamaica; Middle East - Israel/Palestine
Police and policing, colonial modernity, law and vengeance, state and kinship, consciousness. "Freedom Arrested: Policing after Slavery and the Promise of Abolition." Previous project: "Inappropriate Acts: Law and Violence on Israel's Colonial Frontier."
(Arch) email@example.com • Latin America - Peru
Inka Empire to Spanish Colonialism in the southern highlands of Peru; historical archaeology, postcolonial theory, indigeneity, religion, bureaucracy, state building
(joint w/ Linguistics) firstname.lastname@example.org • North America
Semiotics, language revitalization, intellectual property, Hopi. "Translating Hopi: Knowledge, Property, and Language Revitalization."
email@example.com • Africa - Senegal, Francophone West Africa
Anthropology of Age: childhood, inter-generational relations, work and play, lifecourse. Anthropology of Medicine and Science: care, biopolitics, embodiment, technocracy, epistemology. Anthropology of Development: political economy, value, materiality, urbanism, policy. "Entrepreneurs of the Future: Speculative Care and Early Childhood Education in Senegal."
firstname.lastname@example.org • Latin America - Colombia (Amazon)
Colombia, ethnobotany of the Uitoto diaspora, displacement and migration, magic and trauma, personhood and interspecies adoption, gender and generativity, epistemology and divination, politics of the sensory, post-natural forms of life, militarized ecologies; semiotic theory, critical theory, queer theory, decolonial theory, STS.. "Cultivating Futures: Botanical Economies and Knowledge Ecologies in Colombian Amazonia"
email@example.com • Western Europe; USA; Afghanistan
Landscape Studies; Media Studies; Architectural Theory; Remote Sensing; History of Cartography; History and Anthropology of Knowledge; History and Anthropology of Science and Technology
firstname.lastname@example.org • South Asia - India
Medical anthropology, STS, capitalism, globalization, global health; public-private partnerships, outsourced clinical trials in public health infrastructure
MONDRAGÓN CELIS-OCHOA, Agnes
email@example.com • Latin America - Mexico
Violence, sovereignty & national historical imagination; moral economies; secrecy/spectacle, fiction; mass mediation, affect
firstname.lastname@example.org • South Asia - Pakistan
Television news production, privatized media, democracy, mediation, sensationalism, South Asian public culture. "Sab Drama Hai/'It's all Drama': The Politics of Producing Publicity in Pakistan"
MULLEE, John (“Jack”)
email@example.com • Latin America - Brazil
Science & Technology Studies (STS), healthcare systems, anthropology of the state and law, technopolitics. Dissertation research investigates how health appears as a techno-administrative (rather than purely scientific-biomedical) question in greater Sao Paulo, Brazil. Specific dissertation themes include: administrative "flows"; corruption and value; judicialization of health; technics as basis of democratic politics ('techno-republics'); administrative scales (e.g. municipalization, regionalization, etc); cancer, HIV/AIDS. Fieldwork ongoing 2016-18. "Epidemic Designs: Thinking Cancer and Complexity in Megacity Sao Paulo."
firstname.lastname@example.org • Caribbean - Puerto Rico; Europe - Germany; U.S.
Politics of blockchain technology, decentralization and peer-to-peer economy movements; data, value, personhood, subjectivity, (non)sovereignty; geopolitics and geopoetics; theories of nature and evolution; political and economic anthropology, ethics, translation
email@example.com • USA Urban
Social-media fueled activism; narratives of power/disempowerment generated by marginalized communities; politicized use of media, political activism, violence; Charleston, SC; Black Lives Matter
firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia - China
Urban development/renewal, urban policy planning, architecture, governance, aesthetics and materiality, political ecology. "Urban Interrupted: Rethinking Urbanization and Development in Contemporary China."
NOLL, Rachel (Ray)
(joint w/ Political Science) email@example.com • USA - Chicago
Prisons, incarceration, imprisonment, movement, stasis, vitality, ontology, race, queer theory "Cook County Jail/Ethics and Vitalism."
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA South
Anthropology of time and historical consciousness, political anthropology especially nationalism and identity, the ontological turn, landscape and space, phenomenology, subjectivity, anthropology and history
(Arch) email@example.com • West Africa - Senegal
Historical archaeology and anthropology of West Africa, specifically Senegal; archaeology of gender and education, domestic archaeology, religion & conversion, food studies, missionization, practice theory, historical ecology, humna/plant relationships, archaeobotany. "Cultivating Catholicism: Practice, Gender, and the 'Civilizing Mission' in Colonial Senegal (ca 1860-1939)."
firstname.lastname@example.org • South Asia - Pakistan (Karachi)
Legal anthropology, national law and its relation to marginalization and criminalization of ethnic identities; migrant experiences of the state and law in both rural and urban spaces; Karachi Central Prison, criminalizing rural migrants, socializing migrants into citizens
email@example.com • East Asia - China/Korea
Economic anthropology, global capitalism, transnational connections/translations (supply chain, commodity circulation), anthropology of food. "'Korean' Qualities, 'Chinese' Value: Translation and Brokerage in the Made-in-China Kimchi Trade."
(joint w/ CHSS) firstname.lastname@example.org • US/Mexico
Environmental biology, philosophy, STS, impacts of climate change and human infrastructure on the ecosystem of the borderlands (US-Mexico), knowledge-making, public consciousness.
email@example.com • Europe - France/UK
Affect theory, migration, infrastructural citizenship, temporality, cities, globalization, media ethnography; (temporary) housing infrastructure; Calais encampments near the Tunnel: embedded precarity and dispossession; lives beyond the state, bricolage; documentary film
(joint w/Linguistics) firstname.lastname@example.org • Africa-Senegal; US-based Evangelical missionary organizations
"Small Change, Big Changes: Religious Commitments and the High Stakes of Small Charitable Gifts in Dakar, Senegal"
email@example.com • East Asia - China
Urban China (Beijing, Kunming); home and domesticity, ontology/cosmology of material objects (especially used vs new), second-hand consumption, aesthetics, nostalgia; fashion, decor, and style; material culture and materiality; creativity; value; popular religion.
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA
Technology studies; legal and political anthropology; privacy, freedom, and security; the political economy of personal information. "The Techno-Politics of American Privacy: An Ethnography of Privacy Engineering in U.S. Web Browser Development."
email@example.com • Middle East - Israel
Political anthropology, critical geography, urban anthropology, refugee studies, post-conflict studies. "Blueprints of the Nation: Planning Space, Rights, and Refugee Return in Palestine-Israel"
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA; Circumpolar North
Psychological and medical anthropology, being, understanding, knowledge, scepticism, analysis and analyticity; "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Condition of the Condition"
email@example.com • Europe - Germany; USA
Body movement, body techniques and somatic culture in Germany, skills, expertise, habits, embodiment; anthropology of movement, anthropology of dance, anthroplogy of art; feminist STS, history and philosophy of science.
REVELO LA ROTTA, Fernando
firstname.lastname@example.org • Middle East - Egypt
Identity/subjectivity, gender and sexuality, refugees and migrants, ethnography of queer subjectivities and marginalization in Egypt
email@example.com • Southeast Asia - Singapore
The Port of Singapore; logistics, security, surveillance, visual art, visual anthropology. Port facilities, terminals, management science and the practice of logistics, networked flows, emphasis on flows vs border and encounters
firstname.lastname@example.org • Europe - Germany/Austria/Czech Republic
Language and technology, semiotics, politics of the Internet, Pirate Parties, "Anonymous" and anonymity, "trolls" and trolling. "Engineering Contemporary Politics: Pirate Parties and Technical Work in the Czech Republic."
email@example.com • Northeast India/Bangaldesh border
Language ideologies, standardization, indigeneity; ethics and politics of community. "The Foreignness of Indigeneity: Language and Locality among the Khasi of Bangladesh"
(MD/PhD) firstname.lastname@example.org • Horn of Africa/Indian Ocean - Somaliland
Landscape, borders, mobility, poetry.
email@example.com • South Asia - South India
Classical theories of deviance / Youth and entertainment in South Asia. Socialization, childhood studies, class/caste and the consumption of entertainment. Human rights and legal regimes in practice. The position of children within Indian circuses. What constitutes child labor? "Life Trajectories of Animals and Children in South Indian Circuses -- and potentially other places of interspecies and intergenerational entertainment."
firstname.lastname@example.org • South Africa
Race, class and gender in advertising; branding; consumption; consumer-citizenship in South Africa; social difference; media and the body in marketing practice; sensory experience; anthropology of sound and image; music and the body. "Selling Aspiration, Recognizing Difference: Race, Class, and the Politics of Advertising in South Africa."
email@example.com • Anglophone Caribbean (Bahamas); US
Anthropology of museums; animal studies; post-colonialism; exchange; political ecology; zoological instituions. "Moving Animals: Multi-species Curation and Environmental Stewardship in Bahamian Contexts"
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • West Africa, Caribbean, Indian Ocean coast
Colonialism, maritime nautical archaeology, GIS, Atlantic slave trade
SAHA ROY, Sayantan
email@example.com • South Asia - North East India (Manipur)
Legal and political anthropology, intellectual history of Indian jurisprudence, the constitution of India. "Legal Lives in the Postcolony: Human Rights, Humanitarianism and the Rule of Law in India (Manipur, Imphal)."
firstname.lastname@example.org • Latin America - Colombia
Resource extraction; renewable energy; political ecology, capitalism and value; indigeneity. "Life Worlds of Extraction: Renewable Energy and Indigeneity in the Guajira."
email@example.com • Middle East - Iran/Central Asia
Urban anthropology, pilgrimage and tourism, construction of religious identity, gender studies.
firstname.lastname@example.org • South Asia - India
History of labour and the left in South Asia: transnational borrowings, Marxisms; political economy; Dalit politics, theorizing caste, capital and state, ideology and performance
email@example.com • Middle East - Jordan/Iraq; USA
Political anthropology of the Middle East; nation-states, nationality and nationalism; migration and mobility; urban life; genealogical and segmentary systems; labor and capital; American imperialism. "Guests in a 'Garden': An Ethnography of the National Present among Iraqi Residents of Amman, Jordan."
(joint w/Cinema Media Studies) South Asia - India
Linguistic anthropology & film studies. The Bhojpuri-speaking region of North India, the film industry, formation of a regional public sphere
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA; Francophone Africa/Europe
Political, legal, and affective economies of migration, political economy, post-Cold War cultures of capitalism; legal anthropology of membership; global configurations of race and class. "Making Do in the Promised Land: The Labor of Love Among Chicago's New Africans."
email@example.com • Native North America - Arizona/New Mexico
Sovereignty and settler Colonialism; decolonial thought: technoscience & STS; affective/psychosocial worlds. "Exuberant Energies: Settler Colonialism and the Element of Whiteness."
firstname.lastname@example.org • East Europe/Russia/Ukraine/Kazakhstan
Linguistic anthropology, socialism/post-socialism, infrastructure, semiotics, urban planning and reconstruction, Moscow
SKJON, Erik Lee
(joint w/Linguistics) email@example.com • Africa - Mozambique
Shankan Makhuwa dialect area, Cabo Delgado Province, Northern Mozambique; tropes and morpho-syntax, ethno-regionalism, areal linguistics, value circuits; "The Lingual-Cultural Region: Its Figures and Grounds in Makhuwa Networks, Media, and Discourse"
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • North America - Western Canada
Archaeology of the contemporary, anthropology of mobile lives/homelessness/urban poverty; settler colonialism in Western Canada: history of indigenous-non indigenous relations, rise of the city, urban poverty. "Toxic Legacies of Mill Creek Revine: Contested Landscapes of Industrialization and Colonialism in Western Canada." [Edmonton]
email@example.com • Southeast Asia - Thailand, Burma
Migration and mobility, politics of language and semiotics, identity and personhood, education and childhood, expertise, bureaucrats. "The Anticipatory Childhood: Language Socialization of Burmese Migrant Children and Imaginings of a Thai National Future."
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA/Mexico border region
Borders, national security, infrastructure, (neo)liberalism, global capital, commodity flows, migration, private security companies, policing, violence, mediation, virtuality, invasive species. Homeland Security; infrastructure/industry/enforcement, US-Mexico border
(joint w/Comparative Human Development) email@example.com • Southern Africa - Zimbabwe
Gender and sexuality, fertility, reproductive politics, ancestry, land and landscape, settler colonialism, youth and futurity, media and publics, political discourse and subjectivity, morality, Pentecostalism/Christianity. "Living in a Dying World: Generativity, Ethical Personhood, and Pentecostalism in Post-Crisis Zimbabwe."
(joint w/History) firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia - China
Capitalism, Liberalism and the Culture Concept; Orientalism; Intellectuals, 'Modernity' and 'Culture' in Post-Mao China. "To Stand Tall in the Forest of Nations: Liberal Intellectuals and Nation in Post-Mao China"
email@example.com • Western Europe - Ireland & the European Union
Asylum, political subjectivity, evidentiary logic and practice, law, (im)migration, citizenship; "'We Can't All Live on a Small Island': Truth, Difference and the Politics of Asylum in Ireland"
firstname.lastname@example.org • North America
Art activism and social movement cultural production, material and visual culture studies, aesthetic and social theory; political economy and creative labor. "'Be the Change You Want to See': New York City Art Activism and the Prefiguration of a Post-Capitalist World."
(Arch) email@example.com • South Asia - North India
Identity, urbanization, paleoenvironmental research, ceramic technology and trade, geoarchaeology, lithics. "Tradition, Conversion and Place: The Khanzada of Mewat 1200-1950."
firstname.lastname@example.org • USA Urban - Gary, IN
Urban space and development, ruin, labor, precarity, spaciality of race, toxicity and health
VIDAL MONTERO, Estefania
(Arch) email@example.com • Latin America - Chile
Archaeology of the South Central Andes; Atacama Desert (Chile); social landscapes; space and place; materiality, architecture; post humanism; technologies. "Transformative Architectures: An Archaeology of Building Practices in the Guatacondo Valley, Atacama Desert (ca 1000 BCE - 500 CE)."
firstname.lastname@example.org • Latin America - Inca
"The Inka Empire's Economic System and Civil War, 1527-1532"
(Arch) email@example.com • Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa
Greek colonies on the Black Sea; maritime connectivity, trade networks, ancient economies. Blend of classical archaeology and maritime studies, nautical archaeology, ancient colonial activity
firstname.lastname@example.org • Central and North America
Linguistic anthropology, semiotics, American ethnology and linguistics. . "Mayan in Cunén, El Quiché, Guatemala."
email@example.com • USA Urban - Youngstown, OH
The Rustbelt; impoverishment and underclass traditions, waste-markets (scrap, junk, post-occupancy real estate), housing, infrastructural decay, post-waged work, sociality in the sagging city. "Feral Houses, Junk-Work, and Scrap Sociality: An Anthropology of Rustbelt Afterlife."
firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia - China
Hangzhou; genre, narrativity, confession; metapragmatics of ritual, ideologies of public/private, China and the anthropology of Christianity. "Confession and Christian Subjectivity in Late Socialist China."
email@example.com • Western Europe - Switzerland
Migrant integration policy; migrant education; language ideologies; the semiotic construction of cultural-linguistic difference; political economy; asylum; transnational/undocumented mobility; citizenship; care; ethics and the politics of welcome. "The Language of Welcome: Migrant Integration Policy and Practice in Geneva, Switzerland"
firstname.lastname@example.org • East Asia - China
Linguistic anthropology, reading/literacy/textuality; value, ethics, cultivation; education, tradition, post-socialism. "The 'Dujing' (reading the Classics out loud) Movement in China: Value, Temporality and Textuality"
email@example.com • Qinghai/Tibet, China
Multi-species ecology, body and landscape, mobilities, animal ethics, semiotic anthropology, Tibetan Buddhism. Production of scientific knowledge through multi-species investigation in China's first national park in Qinghai.
(Arch) firstname.lastname@example.org • Colonial USA - Southeast
Handmade earthenwares of probable Native American manufacture in French colonial sites in New Orleans. "Hybrid Objects and Intercultural Assemblages: Coarse Earthenware in Colonial Louisiana."