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Alice Gorman

Alice Gorman

I'm an archaeologist who studies the material culture of space exploration, particularly orbital debris or space junk. I also work in Indigenous heritage.

David Sutton

David Sutton

I am a cultural anthropologist interested in food and cooking. I have been exploring the connection of food to people's deeply-held memories, and the role of taste in the cultural meanings given to food. I currently do research on the island of Kalymnos in Greece on changing daily cooking practices.

Sara Thiam

Sara Thiam

My PhD research in Senegal and Mali, West Africa investigates the promotion of children's rights for the thousands of Qur'anic school pupils in the region who beg to support their studies.

Vincent Battesti

Vincent Battesti

Two different fields, both in North Africa and the Middle East: Ecological anthropology, on Sahara oasis ecosystems and the relationship of local societies to their environment. Urban anthropology, mainly on Cairo (Egypt), on the uses and evolutions of public spaces and gardens +Sound anthropology.

Larry Zimmerman

Larry Zimmerman

As an applied anthropologist, I use archaeology to study contemporary homelessness in Indianapolis. That might surprise some people, but archaeologists study all "stuff", not just old things. I also teach museum studies at IUPUI and work with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

Scott Matter

Scott Matter

I am a cultural anthropologist and I study connections between environmental conflict, minority rights, and ethnic politics. Most recently I have been researching the social impacts of carbon sequestration projects on contested forest land in rural Kenya.

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