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Sverker Finnström

Sverker Finnström

Starting from 1997, I have conducted recurrent ethnographic fieldwork in Acholiland, northern Uganda, with a focus on young adults living in the immediate shadows of civil war, with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and other groups fighting the Ugandan government.

Sita Venkateswar

Sita Venkateswar

I am a Public Anthropologist, my research is informed by feminist and postcolonial theories. I use a comparative and reflexive anthropological lens to address internal colonialism, gender, poverty, social oppression and structural violence in the postcolonial and neoliberal context of India.

Evan Springer

Evan Springer

MA Student at the University of West Florida. Research interests are academic misconduct, culture, and mythology.

Adonia Lugo

Adonia Lugo

I'm an anthropologist and activist who uses ethnographic research on bicycling to advocate for social justice in urban sustainability. A doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine, I'm currently writing a dissertation about human infrastructure for bicycling in Los Angeles.

Ed Liebow

Ed Liebow

I am the new Executive Director of the American Anthropological Association, after a long career at the non-profit Battelle Memorial Institute, where I conducted research and public policy analysis on a variety of energy, public health, and social policy issues concerning disadvantaged communities.

Patrick Clarkin

Patrick Clarkin

I am a biological anthropologist and associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. My research integrates the impact of social and evolutionary forces on growth, nutrition, and health. In particular, I have focused on the long-term impact of war on the health of SE Asian refugees.

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