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Renee Willmon

Renee Willmon

I am a biological anthropologist and cold case investigator. I study the expression of infectious disease in human remains to contextualize the evolution and spread of pathogens through time and space, and apply anthropological techniques to help solve crime.

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.

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!

Rao Nadeem Alam

Rao Nadeem Alam

I am a Social and Cultural Anthropologist. My doctoral research is about Pakistani Muslim Community living in Vienna-Austria. I wrote about different aspects of life of denizens; particularly with reference to their religious beliefs. I am teaching anthropology at Quaid-i-Azam University Pakistan.

Adam Boyette

Adam Boyette

I am an anthropologist who studies childhood, the family, learning, and egalitarianism from a biocultural perspective. That is, I am interested in how biology and culture shape how we learn and develop in different settings. I conduct field research with Congo Basin forest foragers and farmers.

Tanya Peres

Tanya Peres

I am an archaeologist interested in the relationships past humans societies had with their environments, and especially the interaction between humans and non-human animals. I am especially drawn to areas along rivers and coastlines in the Southeastern US

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