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Elizabeth Briody

Elizabeth Briody

For years I was a researcher at GM but now I run my own business (Cultural Keys LLC) which helps firms and nonprofits address organizational and cultural-change issues. I work with clients in industries such as medical, consumer-products, long-term care, and insurance, but I love manufacturing!

Ines Varela-Silva

Ines Varela-Silva

Human Biologist with a keen interest in global health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan. Current areas of research: Nutritional dual-burden of under-and overweight. Intergenerational effects on health and disease.Working with Maya in Mexico

Kristi L. Lewton

Kristi L. Lewton

I am a biological anthropologist. I research the evolution of bipedality in our human ancestors, focusing on the comparative anatomy of the hip bones to answer the question: what factors shape the human pelvis? I also do paleoanthropological fieldwork in East and South Africa.

Caroline VanSickle

Caroline VanSickle

I study human evolution by looking at the structure and form of hominid fossils, and comparing their bones to those of humans. By doing so, I am able to determine what anatomy has changed, and test hypotheses about why the skeleton has changed the way it has.

Christine Schreyer

Christine Schreyer

I am a linguistic anthropologist, which means I look at the relationship between language and culture. In my research I work with indigenous communities (in Canada and in Papua New Guinea) on language revitalization projects, as well as with created language communities (such as Na'vi speakers).

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.

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