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Erin B. Taylor

Erin B. Taylor

I am a cultural anthropologist at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. I research relationships between squatters and their material possessions in the Dominican Republic, mobile money in Haiti, and migration and trade across Hispaniola. I am also an Editor at PopAnth: Hot Buttered Humanity.

Lauren W Hasten

Lauren W Hasten

A community college instructor, I'm best known for my Master's thesis on drag kings (laurenhasten.com/genderpretenders.htm), my efforts in promoting the teaching of anthropology (youtube.com/watch?v=sMFsgPy1H5M) and my attempts at teaching through music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrcK0tGTrQ8).

Sarasij Majumder

Sarasij Majumder

I am a Cultural Anthropologist. I study politics around land, land acquisition and development in West Bengal, India. Based on my ethnographic research I engage with social theories of economic development and value. My research looks at the significance of land in the moral world of the villagers.

Steven K. Wilson

Steven K. Wilson

I am a MS student of applied anthropology at the University of North Texas focusing on business and organizational anthropology. My research interests include organizational storytelling, job satisfaction, job design, training, safety, and customer behavior.

Mathieu Poulin-Lamarre

Mathieu Poulin-Lamarre

What does make me an anthropologist? My studies ? My diplomas? I think it's more than that. Something coming with a particular way of looking, of thinking. My studies take the Chinese margins as their object. More precisely the Hmong minority and its identity negotiations on the social network QQ.

David Himmelgreen

David Himmelgreen

I am an applied biological anthropologist (with a foot in medical anthropology) who does research of food and nutrition, growth and development, and on food security and disease. My fieldwork takes place in Costa Rica, Southern Africa (Lesotho), and the U.S.

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