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Henry Goldschmidt

Henry Goldschmidt

I’m a cultural anthropologist, community educator, and scholar of American religious diversity. I am currently the Director of Education Programs at the Interfaith Center of New York, working to educate teachers, students, social workers, and others about New York City’s religious diversity.

Alex Golub

Alex Golub

I'm an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, in Honolulu. I study the mining industry in Papua New Guinea and the online video game World of Warcraft. I'm also an advocate for open access publishing and the founder of the popular anthropology blog savageminds.org

P. Kerim Friedman

P. Kerim Friedman

P. Kerim Friedman is an associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures at National Dong Hwa University, where he teaches linguistic and visual anthropology. His research explores the relationship between language, ideology and political economy in Taiwan.

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.

Christine Bergmann

Christine Bergmann

I am a recent graduate in Anthropology. I am engaged in the stable isotope and elemental analysis of human bone. The analyses elucidates dietary, migratory, and trade patterns of humans which can be used in the field of forensics and the study of prehistoric people. Proud member of Anthropology!

Janna Lafferty

Janna Lafferty

I am a Ph.D. student in Environmental Anthropology. I research the global food system and Native North American food sovereignty movements. I'm looking at diabetes mellitus as an environmental justice issue related to colonial histories of displacement and state sponsored assimilation projects.

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