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Roman Sieler

Roman Sieler

I am a Medical Anthropologist, focusing on non-codified and manual medical practices in South Asia. My interests also include Tamil Studies and the history of medicine. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the French Institute of Pondicherry.

Heather  Walder

Heather Walder

I am an anthropological archaeologist. In my dissertation research, I'm undertaking a regional analysis of European-made trade goods found on sites where Indigenous people lived in the 17th and 18th century, in order to learn about interaction between diverse cultural groups.

Robertson Allen

Robertson Allen

I research the cultures of video games, game designers, American militarism, and how labor plays into all of these things. I am writing a book on the US Army's official video game, America's Army, and am hoping to begin new research on digital game labor and the interactive entertainment industry.

Kristen Ghodsee

Kristen Ghodsee

I have been doing ethnographic research in Bulgaria since 1998. I have written three books and numerous journal articles on how ordinary Bulgarians experienced the sudden collapse of communism in 1989 and the awkward and often chaotic transition to capitalist free markets that followed.

Paul Keil

Paul Keil

PhD candidate interested in the surprisingly complex and varied ways that humans interact with animals, my research currently focusing on human-elephant cooperation and conflict in North East India.

Steven Ybarrola

Steven Ybarrola

I am a sociocultural anthropologist. My main research site is the southern Basque region in Spain, and I have focused on issues of inter-ethnic relations, migration, adaptation, identity, diasporas, and transnationalism. I have also conducted research among Basques in the U.S., Cajuns, and Latinos.

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