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Henry Goldschmidt

Henry Goldschmidt

I’m a cultural anthropologist, community educator, and scholar of American religious diversity. I am currently the Director of Education Programs at the Interfaith Center of New York, working to educate teachers, students, social workers, and others about New York City’s religious diversity.

Danielle Carr

Danielle Carr

I study hysteria, trauma, psychoanalysis, and the semiotic brain. My work examines etiologies and nosologies of trauma, particularly the categories of Borderline Personality Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Edwin Schmitt

Edwin Schmitt

I'm a Doctoral Student in the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of HK. My past research examined commodification of agriculture, ethnic tourism and hydropower in Southwest China. My dissertation is focused on the link between ritual and agriculture and how both change over time.

Kevin  Gidusko

Kevin Gidusko

Trained as an archaeologist specializing in the southeast U.S., I now work as Outreach Coordinator for a region in the Florida Public Archaeology Network which "is dedicated to the protection of cultural resources, both on land and underwater, and to involving the public in the study of their past."

Ian Parker

Ian Parker

I am interested in human and environmental interactions in places such as Southeast Asia (especially West Papua, Maluku, Kalimantan) and the Amazon. My current research focuses on social dynamics of marine conservation in the Raja Ampat archipelago of West Papua Indonesia.

Lauren W Hasten

Lauren W Hasten

A community college instructor, I'm best known for my Master's thesis on drag kings (laurenhasten.com/genderpretenders.htm), my efforts in promoting the teaching of anthropology (youtube.com/watch?v=sMFsgPy1H5M) and my attempts at teaching through music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrcK0tGTrQ8).

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