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Rachel Newcomb

Rachel Newcomb

I'm a cultural anthropologist who has conducted research in Morocco since 1994. Much of my work has focused on women's changing roles in urban Moroccan society. My goals for my teaching and writing are to show that life in the Muslim world is much more complex and diverse than most people think.

Sam Packard

Sam Packard

I have a BA in Anthropology with a focus in Medical Anthropology. I spent two years in the Peace Corps with an indigenous population in Panama, the Embera. I now live in the San Francisco Bay area doing research and evaluation on urban micro-enterprise programs.

Jenna Murray de Lopez

Jenna Murray de Lopez

I am a social anthropologist currently researching pregnant embodiment in urban Chiapas, Mexico and female subjectivities in transition to motherhood. My passions are gender, reproductive health issues and political economy of everything!

Edwin Schmitt

Edwin Schmitt

I'm a Doctoral Student in the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of HK. My past research examined commodification of agriculture, ethnic tourism and hydropower in Southwest China. My dissertation is focused on the link between ritual and agriculture and how both change over time.

Beth Schill

Beth Schill

I majored in Cultural Anthropology and received my master's in International Development, focusing my studies on the socio-cultural impact of tourism in Tibet. I currently work in human capital management at a major consulting firm, and love how anthro helps me in understanding my clients needs.

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.

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