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Victoria Leo

Victoria Leo

My primary research interests started out in biology - I've taught anatomy & physiology at the college level and love working with future medical people. These days I spend more time focusing on how culture impacts medicine. I want people to understand how complex & importantthe study of humanity is

Barbara Rylko-Bauer

Barbara Rylko-Bauer

I am a medical anthropologist, interested in factors that determine health, disease, illness, and health care delivery. My writing deals with applied anthropology, health inequality, political violence, and the Holocaust. My recent book is A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps (U of Okla Press 2014).

Sarasij Majumder

Sarasij Majumder

I am a Cultural Anthropologist. I study politics around land, land acquisition and development in West Bengal, India. Based on my ethnographic research I engage with social theories of economic development and value. My research looks at the significance of land in the moral world of the villagers.

Rolf Straubhaar

Rolf Straubhaar

Rolf Straubhaar is an educational anthropologist who primarily works with Latino/a students in the U.S. and with adult educators in Brazil and lusophone Africa. His research focuses on how educational ideas spread internationally and are then adapted locally.

Helen Ball

Helen Ball

As Professor of Anthropology at Durham, UK, I study sleep ecology of infants, children and parents involving attitudes and practices about infant sleep, behavioural and physiological monitoring of parent-infant sleep, infant sleep development, and discordance between culture and biology of sleep.

Sam Packard

Sam Packard

I have a BA in Anthropology with a focus in Medical Anthropology. I spent two years in the Peace Corps with an indigenous population in Panama, the Embera. I now live in the San Francisco Bay area doing research and evaluation on urban micro-enterprise programs.

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