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Amina Tawasil

Amina Tawasil

I received my Ph.D. in Anthropology and Education. My current research is about the seminarian (howzevi) women of Iran, looking at how they constitute and reconstitute their paths to the howzeh (seminary) education. I'm interested in the intersection between Islamic education, women and the state.

Amber Grafft-Weiss

Amber Grafft-Weiss

I'm a public archaeologist with the Florida Public Archaeology Network; I serve seven counties in northeast Florida. My primary fields of interest are African diaspora, Spanish colonial, and (of course) archaeology outreach and education.

Catherine White

Catherine White

I'm a graduate student in applied anthropology working on my master's thesis in parolee re-entry. Other interests include the foster care system and school discipline.

Darrell Rohl

Darrell Rohl

I am an anthropological archaeologist and historian with a passion for connecting the past, the present, people and place, and for communicating these connections to students and the wider public. My research focuses on frontiers and borders, archaeological theory, and the edges of the Roman Empire.

Rick Feinberg

Rick Feinberg

I am a cultural anthropologist who has done research with Native North Americans and with Polynesians in the central and western Pacific. My research has involved such topics as kinship and family organization, political structures and development, non-instrument navigation, and spatial cognition.

Kristen Ghodsee

Kristen Ghodsee

I have been doing ethnographic research in Bulgaria since 1998. I have written three books and numerous journal articles on how ordinary Bulgarians experienced the sudden collapse of communism in 1989 and the awkward and often chaotic transition to capitalist free markets that followed.

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