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Steven Gardiner

Steven Gardiner

Since 2007 I have lived overseas, teaching full-time first in Lahore, Pakistan (2007-08), and since then at Zayed Univeristy in Abu Dhabi. My PhD is from Cornell (2004) and my interests include masculinity, Pakistan, Germany, military cultures, and social movements.

Oscar Escudero

Oscar Escudero

I am currently a graduate student in the Anthropology Department at Northern Arizona University. My primary focus of study is Linguistic Anthropology, specifically literacy as a social practice. My thesis research involves the study of conversations that occur in bathroom stall through graffiti.

Austin Reynolds

Austin Reynolds

I am an undergraduate biological anthropology student specializing in ancient DNA. I am interested in the co-evolution of pathogens and the human immune system and genetic susceptibility to infectious diseases.

Phuc Anh Nguyen

Phuc Anh Nguyen

NGUYEN Phuc Anh is lecturer at Vietnam National University. He currently studies for a PhD in anthropology at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan. His current research interests include anthropology of nationalism, politics of identity, governmentality and neoliberalism in Vietnam.

Shana Hughes

Shana Hughes

I am an applied medical anthropologist. I study how people experience and talk about health, illness, and the body. I want to know how this connects to the rest of their lives--for example, who individuals feel they are, and how they fit into the world around them.

Consuelo Griggio

Consuelo Griggio

Doctoral student (ABD), dept. of anthropology Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Specializing in nissology (the study of islands), rural and maritime Scandinavia and Canada, cultural landscapes, heritage,sustainable tourism. I undertook my doctoral fieldwork on the Vega Archipelago Norway.

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