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Alessandra Rosa

Alessandra Rosa

As a sociocultural anthropologist, I plan to assess media as spaces of contention and resistance in (re)constructing and (re)presenting the 2010-2011 University of Puerto Rico student strikes, as well as, the ways in which they are currently perceived by the University community.

Sara Thiam

Sara Thiam

My PhD research in Senegal and Mali looked at the promotion of children's rights for vulnerable children. I am currently pursuing an MPH at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where I am researching strategies to prevent violence against children.

Erin B. Taylor

Erin B. Taylor

I am a cultural anthropologist at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. I research relationships between squatters and their material possessions in the Dominican Republic, mobile money in Haiti, and migration and trade across Hispaniola. I am also an Editor at PopAnth: Hot Buttered Humanity.

Christine Weeber

Christine Weeber

I am the editorial manager of the Museum Anthropology journal as well as a technical editor for Metcalf Archaeological Consultants (a cultural resource management company). My scholarly interests are in race, culture change, & globalization with a focus on South African immigrants to the U.S.

Blanca  Cárdenas

Blanca Cárdenas

I´m an anthropologist specialized in the subfield of Ethnology(Cultural Anthropology). I studied at ENAH in Mexico City and I obtained my degree with an ethnographic research on the cultural heritage and the food system among the tarahumaras. Now, I´m a professor with an academic career in progress.

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.

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