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Naeem Mohaiemen

Naeem Mohaiemen

Naeem Mohaiemen is a visual artist and Ph.D. student in Anthropology at Columbia University. His research look at the construction of national histories in Bangladesh. His art projects are represented by Experimenter gallery in Kolkata, and the work is in the collection of the British Museum.

Mary Odell Butler

Mary Odell Butler

I have been both an academic and a practitioner. The most important activities I have done is as a practitioner applying anthropology to program evaluations in public health. I have also done ethnography in Guatemala, Brazil and Bolivia

Maria Chiara Miduri

Maria Chiara Miduri

I am a linguistic and applied anthropologist woking in Turin area (Italy) and specialized in intercultural communication. My research is focused on prosocial behavior in intercultural relations, socialization systemics in multilinguistic communities and the role of volunteering.

Alisse Waterston

Alisse Waterston

I am a cultural anthropologist who studies people’s experiences with multiple forms of inequality, poverty, displacement, violence and war. I try to write in a way that readers can see the value of anthropological insight into the most pressing issues facing humankind today.

Desiree  Monarrez

Desiree Monarrez

The aspect of anthropology that I am most passionate about is biological anthropology. This field is very broad ,but I find myself drawn to human evolution and variation, paleoanthropology, genetics, and forensic anthropology. I wish to expand my education, research, and work in this area.

Hulya Ozcan Dogan

Hulya Ozcan Dogan

I am a PhD student at Texas A&M University at cultural anthropology program. I receieved my master's in cultural anthropology from University of Houston. Currently I am working on the identity construction process of Meskhetian Turks living in the United States.

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