Katie Ulrich

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  • I am a PhD candidate in the department of anthropology at Rice University. My research focuses on petrochemical replacements made from sugarcane, including not only biofuels but sugar-based plastics, synthetic fabrics, solvents, specialty chemicals, and more. My project follows the technical practices of scientists, industry actors, and funding agents in São Paulo, Brazil within and beyond the lab as they reconfigure sugarcane molecularly, socially, and politically—asking to what extent these practices ultimately transform sugarcane from a crop with a violent history into a newly extractable feedstock for environmental and industrial futures. Prior to starting my doctoral studies, I worked as a research assistant in a molecular biology lab at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Austyn Moon

  • I am a Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology student with a background in Computer Science and Astronomy as well as Music and Audio Engineering. I currently work for a STEM based maker space providing students with equitable access to STEM based learning activities.
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Genevieve Pfeiffer

  • I'm a PhD student in the Environmental Science, Studies, and Policy program at the University of Oregon, with a focus in on multispecies studies and artificial intelligence.
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Danlu Yang

  • Danlu Yang is a Pekinese anthropologist who speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Portuguese(both Brazilian and European Portuguese). Her research interests focus on STS(Science, Technology, and Society), World Anthropologies, Decolonizing Anthropology, and Sociology of Knowledge.
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Angela VandenBroek

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  • I am an assistant professor of anthropology at Texas State University. My Ph.D. is in sociocultural anthropology from Binghamton University in the department of anthropology. I have additionally worked as an applied anthropologist in design, branding, and information technologies since 2008. Broadly speaking, my work sits at the intersection of business and design anthropology and science and technology studies and focuses on how ambitions for better futures by states, citizens and entrepreneurs are coopted and reformed by innovation culture and its infrastructures. I've conducted research in Stockholm Sweden's startup and innovation ecosystem and will be starting research in Austin, Texas starting Fall 2021. I am open to collaborations and seeking students to come work with me at Texas State. Want to work with me? Send me an email ( / or message me on whatever social media you find me on—my DMs are open. 🙂 Beyond that, I am also an avid minecrafter, a whovian, the wife of a fantastic cook, and a general nerd.
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Rebecca Carlson

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Hae-Seo Kim

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  • I am a Ph.D. candidate in socio-cultural anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. My research is situated at the interface of Science and Technology Studies (STS), Anthropology of Korean Shamanism, and Korean Studies. My dissertation research is about the sociopolitical environment in which outer space is explored in South Korea, where shamanist, folk, and scientific cosmologies co-constitute the material and social relations of South Korea’s space exploration. Specifically, I work with Korean shamans, astrology readers, political activists and science practitioners who make up South Korea’s “Space Age.” I am interested in learning about different cosmologies and folk stories of outer space from around the world, and in my broader academic work I work with feminist, postcolonial, and indigenous theories of science and technology.
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mafer lartigue

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  • I am a social anthropologist from Oaxaca, México, focusing my research and practice on the webs formed by labour, technologies, territories, and development in contemporary Mexico and Central America. I approach these topics through feminist political ecology and political economy perspectives, exploring them in academic research as well as artistic and pedagogical contexts. I coordinate Magma, an independent research-centred press and radio project devoted to climate and economic justice. I also enjoy organising workshops and working with children using tools as radio, photography, video, and cartography.
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Prerna Srigyan

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  • I am a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at UC Irvine. I research comparative pedagogical cultures of science, examining how, where, and why pedagogy is designed and mobilized for radical and critical activation in the sciences. My research takes me to multiple sites, from science education conferences and children's museums to oral histories and biographies of scientists and educators. In my teaching and collaborations, I help build edcuational and pedagogical frameworks for recognizing, characterizing, and addressing environmental and social injustices at the university and K-12 levels. As a researcher in the UCI EcoGovLab, I contribute to a variety of projects to translate environmental governance and justice research into teaching for students of all ages, in different disciplines, and for community activists and environmental professionals. I am also a Contributing Editor in the Teaching Tools section of Fieldsights, the online blog for the Society of Cultural Anthropology. I am a member of the Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography (PECE), and of the Science Teaching Group in the organization Science for the People.
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Rine Vieth

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  • Rine (they/them) is a researcher, educator, analyst, artist, and all-around curious person interested in law, governance, gender and religion. They are also beginning new research projects on 1) anti-gender mobilization and 2) knowledge infrastructures in asylum systems. Rine (iel + accords masculins) est chercheur, éducateur, artiste, analyste et curieux qui s'intéresse au droit, à la gouvernance, à la genre et à la religion. Iel commence également de nouveaux projets sur 1) la mobilisation anti-genre, et 2) les infrastructures de connaissance dans les systèmes d'asile.
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Tayeba Batool

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  • Tayeba Batool is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation project focuses on urban ecology, spatial politics, and more-than-human anthropology of urban forests in Pakistan. She is also broadly interested in postcolonial cities, environmental justice, and multimodal ethnography.
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Jessica Caporusso

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  • Jessica Caporusso is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at York University, Canada. Jessica studies bioenergy schemes in Mauritius, through which she examines the possibilities and complications of using sugarcane, a plant rooted in colonialism, to actualize energy futures. Her work queries how biofuels derived from sugarcane and its competitor plant, Arundo Donax, refigure popular imaginaries of what counts as 'sustainable' in an increasingly carbon-constrained world.
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Paige Edmiston

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  • I am a Contributing Editor with Platypus and a PhD candidate in the department of anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. My research examines the digital transformation of the American health system and its implications for access, equity, and work. My dissertation project investigates how digital technologies designed to automate diabetes management are playing out in the everyday lives of Americans with diabetes and the health workers who care for them. Prior to graduate school, I worked with startup companies developing new medical devices and digital health technologies.
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Kim Fernandes

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  • Kim is a joint PhD candidate in Education and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Their doctoral research focuses on how disabled bodies are made legible to the state in India, through processes of enumeration and identification for paper-based and digital ID documents.
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Iván Flores

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  • Ph.D. in Anthropological Sciences from the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Iztapalapa campus. I am a lecturer at the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla and at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies, Puebla campus. My doctoral project focused on the transition from gaming to sports and work in the case of young Mexican video gamers aspiring to become professional digital athletes.
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Rushikesh Gawade

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  • I am a PhD research scholar in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. My research explores the consequences of modernity on the common lands, especially the pasture lands in India. I am doing an ethnographic study of a nomadic pastoral community called "Dhangar," located in the western part of India, studying their day to day dealings with the changing reality of land and their aspirations from the 'developing' world. I would be interested in curating posts that deal with anything related to land, commons, nomadism, modernity, and bureaucracy. I would also be interested in any post that broadly fits into the theme of Sociology of Knowledge.
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Gabrielle Hanley-Mott

Yakup Deniz Kahraman

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  • I am a cultural anthropology PhD student at Binghamton University. My research is at an intersection of anthropology, education and STS. I conducted ethnographic fieldwork for two years with two different course-based undergraduate research programs (abbreviated as CUREs) in an Upstate New York public university. In my dissertation, based on my fieldwork, I am planning to focus on CUREs, emerging research pedagogies, neoliberalization of/in higher education and limitations of neoliberal critique.
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Soojin Kim

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  • I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at Harvard University. My doctoral project focuses on the emerging discourses and practices surrounding the right to be forgotten within South Korea. By examining the social force and lifecycle—from its production to circulation and deletion—of personal data on the internet, my research aims to understand how the process of online data removal intersects with the reconfiguration of gender and personhood. Methodologically, I have delved into digital ethnography, expanding on my previous MA research on the attention economy within live streaming culture and anonymous forums.
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Nishanth Kunnukattil Shaji

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  • Nishanth is a graduate student at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His first published paper is titled Grappling with Morphine: A Local History of Painkiller Use in Kerala, India (Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 2021). His area of focus falls broadly within the realms of care, technology, biomedicine, and pain.
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Racquel Lee

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  • Racquel Lee is a PhD Candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Washington. Her research explores what innovation looks like in everyday practices at joint venture universities in China through analyzing architectural design, digital technologies, and multilingual knowledge production.
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Lucas Nishida

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  • I am a PhD student in the Department of Science and Technology Policy at the University of Campinas, Brazil. As an interdisciplinary scientist, I hold degrees in biological, health, and social sciences. Currently, my research focuses on public participation in health technology assessment for drugs treating rare diseases. My interests span the anthropology of science and health, public participation and engagement, perspectives from the Global South, biotechnologies and their markets and materialities. I have experience in science communication and public engagement across various health research topics, including tropical neglected diseases, rare diseases, disabilities, and public health.
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Jessica L. Olivares

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  • Jessica L. Olivares is a qualitative researcher and joint Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Bioethics and Health Humanities (IBHH) and the Center for Addiction Sciences and Therapeutics (CAST). Dr. Olivares holds a PhD from Rice University where she honed her approach to researching and teaching questions of anthropology, science and technology studies, medical humanities, and patient- and community-centered, intersectional approaches. As a trained socio-cultural, medical anthropologist, she approaches issues in the world from a feminist and queer perspective, as well as a racial justice one. One of the throughlines throughout her research is a fundamental interest in personhood and illegality within ethical, moral, and technical entanglements. Her first ethnographic book project tracks the relationship between trust, transparency, and technology, particularly around the harms and health effects of policing and surveillance and the unevenness of technological innovations when it comes to race, gender, and sexuality. She is currently researching how substance use disorders (SUDs) care teams engage with ethical conversations around a good life.
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Natalia Orrego

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  • Anthropology PhD Candidate at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and founding member of the Latin American Network of Digital Anthropology, where I advocate the research with/about digital technologies from the discipline to the dynamic regional context. A created and led the first version of the Mentorships Program for the STS-Chile Network hoping to improve the integration mechanisms to new generations in the field. My main research interests are infrastructure studies, telecommunication governance, the anthropology of cellphones and the history of mobile technologies. My dissertation is about the 5G rollout in Chile from a sociocultural perspective that highlights the ways it is created, used and resisted in everyday life. Currently working as editorial assistant in the journal Big Data&Society.
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Clarissa Reche

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  • Artist, educator and researcher, working on the frontier between science and art. Doctoral student in Social Sciences (UNICAMP, Brazil) developing research on menstruation and fieldwork in Ethnology. Interested in the relationship between body and knowledge production.
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Cydney Seigerman

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  • Cydney is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Integrative Conservation (ICON). Their dissertation work explores how socionatural (i.e., interrelated sociopolitical, environmental, and technological) processes shape and are shaped by the lived experience of water insecurity and in Ceará, northeast Brazil. Before pursuing her PhD, Cydney studied chemistry and Spanish language at the University of Michigan, graduating from the Residential College and Honors College in 2013.They then relocated to Madrid, Spain, where they served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, studied acting at the theater school La Lavandería, and ran competitively.
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Thais Valim

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  • Thais Valim is a scholar with a background in Social Sciences, having earned her degree from the University of Brasília, and further specialized with a Master's degree in Social Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Brasília. Since 2016, she has been dedicated to researching the ramifications of the Zika epidemic in Recife/Brazil, with a specific focus on the experiences of children diagnosed with the Congenital Syndrome associated with Zika Virus infection. Her research also delves into the scientific practices surrounding this epidemic. Broadly, Valim is interested in exploring themes related to childhood, disability, health, and the intersection of science in these areas.
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Allison Fish

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  • Allison is a postdoctoral fellow with the Innovating Communication in Scholarship project at UC Davis. Trained in both law and anthropology, her research explores recent developments surrounding one key mechanism impacting access to knowledge and cultural heritage - intellectual property rights (IPRs). The project addresses the globalization and commodification of South Asian traditional medical/spiritual systems and the ramifications this has for local and international markets and legal systems.
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Yuliya Grinberg

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  • I am a PhD candidate in the department of anthropology at Columbia University. My work examines the expansion of self-tracking and the social impact of personal data increasingly generated by mobile applications and sensor technology. I am particularly interested in data aesthetics and the relationship between data and embodiment.
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Charlotte Linde

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  • Charlotte Linde is an anthropologist and linguist at NASA Ames Research Center. Her informal title is Socio-RocketScientist: probably the only one in the world. She is the author of two books on narrative and memory: "Life Stories: The Creation of Coherence" and "Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory," both Oxford University Press.
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Jamie Sherman

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  • Jamie Sherman holds an M.A. in Gender, Performance, and Religion from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study (2003) and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University (2011). Her most recent research is on emergent and shifting practices of body, self, and technology in contemporary US society. She should be working harder to complete her ethnography of play, pain and self-transformation at an “all natural” bodybuilding gym in Brooklyn, NY, but instead she is reading and commenting on blogs.
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  • Abhigya is a doctoral researcher in the domain of Science and Technology Policy. Her research attempts to gain an understanding of the perceptions of risk and safety that underpin pesticide regulation policy in India, and across the globe, through the lens of theories of risk and uncertainty.
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  • Nursyazwani is interested in refugees’ everyday struggles to rethink new kinds of politics emerging from the global south. Her research interests revolve around questions of citizenship, violence, politics, refugee political subjectivity, and migration. She has been working with refugees, particularly Rohingya refugees, in Malaysia since 2017, and more recently, with resettled Rohingya refugees in Chicago. She received her M.Soc.Sci. from the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore, where her research focused on the co-construction of refugee legibility among Rohingya in Malaysia. Previously, she was a Research Associate at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.
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Pablo Aguilera Del Castillo

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  • Pablo is a Mexico City native and a Ph.D. candidate in socio-cultural anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Pablo’s research is situated at the interface of Science and Technology Studies (STS), Environmental Anthropology, and Latin American studies. With a background in environmental studies, development studies, and anthropology, Pablo’s work has focused on different forms of environmentalism and environmental programs across Latin America bringing him to his current work in Mexico. His doctoral research analyzes the importance of the Yucatec Karst Aquifer System in southeastern Mexico for the articulation of new forms of environmentalism around subterranean spaces such as cenotes, caves, wells, groundwater, etc. As part of this project, he considers nascent forms of collaboration between experts and communities, reconfigured claims of territorial sovereignty, and emergent forms of legal, scientific, and environmental expertise. In his work, Pablo has frequently experimented with photography, participatory mapping, and audio ethnography as multimodal tools to study how people articulate claims of environmental justice and materialize political changes. His graduate research has been supported by the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), the Wenner Gren Foundation, the Penn Museum, the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS), and the Center for Experimental Ethnography (CEE). He is currently a graduate fellow at the Penn Program for Environmental Humanities (PPEH) and a founding member of Penn’s EnviroLab.
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Hema Vaishnavi Ale

  • Hema is a research associate with Transitions Research. An anthropologist by training, she likes to use ethnographic sensibilities to explore the everyday lives of people at the intersection of climate and environmental crises, and how newer pathways can be reimagined.
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Meryl Alper

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  • Dr. Meryl Alper is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Dr. Alper studies and teaches about the social implications of communication technologies, with a focus on youth and families, disability, and mobile media. She is the author of Digital Youth with Disabilities (MIT Press, 2014) and Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality (MIT Press, 2017). Prior to joining the faculty at Northeastern, she earned her doctoral and master’s degrees from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and History from Northwestern University. In her research and teaching, Dr. Alper also draws on her professional experience in educational children’s media as a researcher, strategist, and consultant with Sesame Workshop, PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney. She can be found online at and Twitter @merylalper.
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Patricia Alvarez Astacio

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  • Patricia is a Puerto Rican anthropologist and filmmaker whose scholarly research and creative practice develops in the folds between ethnography, critical theory, visual and material culture, sensory ethnography, and the documentary arts. She is currently working on her book manuscript Moral Fibers: Making Fashion Ethical. The book critically explores the Peruvian alpaca wool supply chain analyzing how, through the intervention of development projects, indigenous women artisans and their aesthetic traditions are interpolated into “ethical fashion” manufacturing networks. How fashion is made ethical and how is an aesthetic of ethics and social responsibility produced? Moral Fibers unites the fields of political economy, ethnic studies, aesthetic theory, fashion studies and gender studies to expand our thinking about the parameters and exclusions encoded into “ethical capitalism.” Her latest film Entretejido, weaves together the different sites and communities involved in this supply chain, bringing viewers into contact with the ways objects we wear are entangled in national racial politics and histories. She is working on an ethnography and film project on the color magenta exploring its material, cultural, racial, gendered, political and industrial life. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at Brandeis University and the co-director of the Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival.
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Sareeta Amrute

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  • Sareeta Amrute studies digital technologies, labor, and equality. She is Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her first book, Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin, was published by Duke University Press in August 2016 and has received the Diana Forsythe Prize for the best book in anthropology on work, science, and/or technology, including biomedicine. In addition to developing ethical principles for technologists, Sareeta is interested in humor, rage, and all the emotions in between that digital technologies elicit.
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Romario Anderson

  • Romario Anderson is a development geographer pursuing an MPhil in Geography at the UWI Mona, Jamaica. His graduate research examines the disparities in ICT access across Jamaica and the subsequent impacts on various measures of sustainable development.
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Aida Arosoaie

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  • I am a graduate student in Cultural Anthropology at UW-Madison, focusing on the operation and limitations of racialized extractive capitalism within and around monocrop plantations in Southeast Asia.
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Matt Artz

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  • Matt Artz is an innovative anthropologist, designer, strategist, product manager, and entrepreneur, specializing in user experience, product development, and consumer insights. His groundbreaking design work has attracted attention from Apple's Planet of the Apps and the 2022 South by Southwest (SXSW) Pitch Competition and his visionary ideas have been showcased on TED, UNESCO, UserZoom, UX Planet, Towards Data Science, Product Coalition, and Zapier. As the Head of Product and User Experience at Cloudshadow, Matt drives the research and design of Artmatcher and Veritrove. Additionally, he is the founder of Anthro to UX and Azimuth Labs. Throughout his impressive career, Matt has directed new product development projects for Fortune 10 companies and venture-funded startups, and has filed two patents: US Patent App. 11/650,010 for a Rapid Gel Electrophoresis System and US Patent App. US17/401,166 for a Gamified Participatory Recommender System. Besides his significant industry accomplishments, Matt enriches the academic world as an adjunct marketing professor at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business and as a guest lecturer at prestigious institutions like Columbia University, New York University, and Clemson University. Matt is a sought-after speaker and thought leader who engages international audiences through conferences and podcasts. He has delivered captivating presentations at SXSW, TEDx, and the Global Business Anthropology Summit, inspiring industry professionals across many disciplines. Through his internationally popular podcasts, Anthropology in Business and Anthro to UX, Matt demonstrates the transformative power of anthropology in deciphering consumer behavior, driving product innovation, and crafting sustainable business strategies. A champion of responsible design in emerging technologies, Matt is passionate about the ethical development of artificial intelligence and the use of knowledge graphs to improve automated decision-making. He is currently co-editing a volume on anthropology and emerging tech, scheduled for publication by Routledge in 2024. Matt holds an MS in Applied Anthropology from the University of North Texas (2018) and three degrees from Marywood University: an MBA in Finance and Management Information Systems (2008), a BS in Biotechnology (2008), and a BBA in Computer Information Systems (2006). Stay connected with Matt's latest work and insights by following him on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, and Google Scholar, and discover how he can make a difference in your organization.
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Annie Arulraj

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  • Miss Annie Sadhana Arulraj is pursuing her PhD in Media and Communication from Anna University, Chennai. Her Doctorate Thesis is based on integral ecology and communication in urban centers. She has experience of working in public sector media in India. Her research interests include environment communication, communication for development, policy-based communication, media culture and society and media and mental health.
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Alize Arıcan

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  • Alize is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an anthropologist of urban life, temporality, futurity, migration, racialization, and care. In her current project, she explores these issues through an engaged ethnography of Istanbul’s Tarlabaşı neighborhood. Her work has appeared in City & Society, Radical Housing Journal, and entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography, and is forthcoming in Current Anthropology. She is also a host on the podcast series, New Books Network.
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Tankut Atuk

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  • Tankut is a PhD candidate in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies & Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He holds master’s degrees in Gender Studies and Sociology/Cultural Studies. His current project looks at the governmental, nongovernmental, corporate, and community-based regimes of HIV care in Turkey.
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Sandra Avila

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  • Sandra Avila is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Computing, at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, since 2017. Her current research interests include Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques for healthcare and sensitive media analysis.
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Nandita Badami

Princess Banda

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  • I'm a DPhil (socio-medical) Anthropology student at the University of Oxford. My research interests centre on racial health disparities experienced by Black women in the UK. My current focus is Black maternal health and conceptualising obstetric racism as chronic crisis.
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Ritwik Banerji

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  • Ritwik Banerji is an experimental ethnographer, interactive media artist, and saxophonist. His work focuses on the design of artificially-intelligent virtual performers of free improvisation and subjecting these systems to the critique of the human performers whose practices these systems are built to perform. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Iowa State University, where he also teaches human-computer interaction.
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Christopher Bates

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  • Christopher J. Bates is a fourth-year student in Criminology, Law and Society Department at UC Irvine. Chris’ employs novel spatial datasets, such as Google Street View, Twitter, and Socrata, and interdisciplinary methodology, from economics, criminology, & geography, to research the community context of crime. In addition to his research interests, Chris has a passion for using technology to publicly communicate research findings through websites, videos, and interactive applications.
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Laurin Baumgardt

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  • Laurin is an anthropology PhD Student at Rice University and holds an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Leipzig University. His research interests center on development and design, housing and home-making, urban histories and architecture, as well as infrastructure theory.
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Claudio Benzecry

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  • Claudio E. Benzecry is Professor of Communication Studies and Sociology at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Opera Fanatic. Ethnography of an Obsession, and of The Perfect Fit. Creative Work in the Global Shoe Industry, both published by University of Chicago Press
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Monica Berger Gonzalez

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  • Monica is a Guatemalan sociocultural anthropologist with a PhD in Sciences from ETH Zurich. She specializes in medical anthropology, Maya ethnomedicine and ethnobotany, applying intercultural transdisciplinary approaches to public health research.
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Lucas Riboli Besen

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  • Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at UFRGS/Brazil. My research explores the materialization processes of political discourses through legal cases. For the last 10 years, I study how sexual and gender identities have become matters of the State in Brazil.
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Isha Bhallamudi

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  • Isha Bhallamudi is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her work lies at the intersections of gender, technology, culture, inequality, youth and work in India. She also holds an Integrated Masters in Development Studies from IIT Madras, India.
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Jon Bialecki

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  • Jon Bialecki (Born 1969, JD 1997, Ph.D. 2009) is a fellow in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. His academic interests include the anthropology of religion, anthropology of the subject, ontology and temporality, religious language ideology, and religious Transhumanist movements. His ethnography A Diagram for Fire: Miracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement is out with the University of California Press, and he is currently writing a book on the intersection of Mormonism and Transhumanism.
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Adam Bobbette

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  • Adam Bobbette is a geographer with training in philosophy, cultural studies, architecture and landscape. His research relates to the intersections of people with vulnerable and volatile environments. Following a PhD from Cambridge, he is working on a book, “At Earth’s Edge: The Political Geology of Indonesia”, that focuses on the intersection of politics and geology through the lens of Indonesia’s volcanoes.
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Catherine Borra

  • Catherine Borra is a PhD candidate studying long-term pain conditions during menopause through an anthropological and epidemiological framework. Her research is supported by the ESRC and BBSRC funded Soc B Centre for Doctoral Training for biosocial research.
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Göde Both

Zoe Boudart

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  • Anthropology MD-PhD student at the University of Michigan. Interested in STS, crit medanth, care, institutions, reproduction, opioids, and the American Midwest.
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Emily Brooks

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  • I am an ethnographer and environmental social science scholar/practitioner, currently based in Washington, D.C. as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow with the National Park Service. I received my PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, Irvine, where I specialized in environmental anthropology and science and technology studies. My research explores the ecological politics of the arid West from an ethnographic and historical perspective, with a focus on water scarcity, climate change, and environmental temporalities.
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Nicola Bulled

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  • Nicola Bulled is a Fogarty Foundation/NIH post-doctoral fellow with the Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on infectious diseases in highly vulnerable and disadvantaged populations in the U.S. and southern Africa, with an aim to guide the development of culturally informed interventions and health policy.
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Charlotte Cabasse-Mazel

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  • Charlotte Cabasse-Mazel holds a PhD in Geography and Science and Technologies Studies from the University of Paris-Est, where she studied at the Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés (LATTS), at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. She is interested in the ways in which practices and methodologies of data science transform production of knowledge and interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as scientific personae and trajectories within the academic institution. Her PhD research focused on the creation of hybrid communities and the transformation of subjects (both resident/expert) and space, facing risk of natural disasters in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Previously researcher at EPFL, Switzerland, she worked on research projects questioning the definition of “science”, “society”, “future” and “risk”. She also participated to join research-action project with UN Agencies (ISRD, WHO) in Madagascar. Before going back to graduate school, she was a civil servant in French Embassy in South Africa and an NGO project coordinator for Aide Médicale Internationale (AMI) in Afghanistan and Indonesia. She also worked as a web and freelance journalist, having collaborated with French local and national newspapers. She received her MA in Cultural Geography from Université de Reims, France; and MA and BA in Information and Communications Sciences from Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, France.
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Yifeng Troy Cai

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  • Yifeng Troy Cai got his PhD in Anthropology and MPH from Brown University. His research expertise includes digital anthropology, medical anthropology, and queer theory, with a geographic focus on China.
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Jacob Campbell

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  • Jacob Campbell is an Environmental Anthropologist with the Keller Science Action Center at the Field Museum, where he leads the social science team for the Chicago region. Along with museum colleagues, Jacob helped establish the Roots and Routes Initiative with the Chicago Park District and a network of community leaders, artists, and organizations. In Pembroke Township, he conducts qualitative participatory research with local landowners that informs decision-making about conservation and quality of life. Jacob also co-directs the Urban Ecology Field Lab undergraduate summer course, and collaborates with partners across Chicago to improve access to the city’s cultural institutions and natural areas for underrepresented residents. Jacob’s approach to community-based research and applied anthropology has emerged through two decades of work with groups that include the Zuni Tribe, Gulf Coast fisherman, and Trinidadian oilfield workers.
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Matthew Campbell

Bruno Campos Cardoso

  • Social Anthropology PhD Candidate at the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. Currently researching Cryptocurrencies, Digital Technologies, Economic Anthropology, and STS.
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Giovanna Capponi

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  • Giovanna is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Roehampton. She is trained as a social anthropologist with a particular interest in environmental anthropology, human-animal studies, and more-than-human ontologies.
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Jennifer Carlson

Ángela Castillo-Ardila

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  • Ángela Castillo-Ardila. Ph.D. candidate in the Anthropology Department at UC Berkeley and a Fulbright Fellow. Ángela studies practices of territorial, water, and life defense in Colombia in the context of contemporary extractive disputes, focusing on emergent political subjects,
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Rosana Castro

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  • Rosana Castro is a faculty member of the Institute of Social Medicine at the Rio de Janeiro State University. She is interested in STS, Medical Anthropology, and Pharmaceuticals, and now working on a project about denialism and anti-vaccine practices in Brazilian medicine.
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Melissa Cefkin

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  • Melissa Cefkin is a Principal Scientist & Design Anthropologist at Nissan Research in Silicon Valley where she explores the potential of having autonomous vehicles as interactive agents in the world. She completed her PhD in cultural anthropology at Rice University and has years (decades?) experience at the intersection of ethnographic and anthropological research with design, business and technical system development. Previously she worked at IBM Research, Sapient Corporation and the Institute for Research on Learning. Melissa is the author of numerous publications including the Ethnography and the Corporate Encounter (editor, Berghahn Books 2009) and served in a wide range of the leadership roles, including president and conference co-chair, for the EPIC (Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference) organization.
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Ravi Chakraborty

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  • Ravi Chakraborty is finishing his doctoral research in philosophy at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.He is working on formalist approaches to the complexity of the literary object and is generally interested in the role of formal thought in all disciplines.
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Angelina Chamuah

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  • Angelina Chamuah is an independent researcher. Her research is situated at the crossroads of artificial intelligence, philosophy of technology, and science and technology studies; she conducts research on the social, cultural, and political dimensions of AI-based technosolutions.
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Susan Shih Chang

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  • -PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies in Asia, National University of Singapore. -Research interests include East Asian culture, museums, cultural politics and border geopolitics. -Works can be found in IJTS, Museum Quarterly, Curator and New Bloom Magazine.
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Aadita Chaudhury

Kymberley Chu

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  • Kym is a PhD student in Anthropology at Princeton University. For now, she’s interested in studying the violent multispecies entanglements across Malaysia’s palm oil belt. She hopes to write more on animal histories shaped by capitalism and colonialism.
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Ho Chun-Yi

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  • Chun-Yi Ho is a Ph.D candidate of Graduate Institute of Building and Planning at National Taiwan University (NTU). His research interests are Political Ecology and Environmental History of water and agriculture. He is also interested in the intersection of science, technology and environmental politics. His Ph.D dissertation is about the construction of the groundwater monitoring system and the production of the materiality of groundwater by the Taiwanese government.
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Dolly Church

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  • Dolly is a London-based writer, focusing on the intersection between culture and tech. Her work has been published in The Baffler, Real Life, Hyperallergic and Current Affairs, among others.
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Elizabeth Churchill

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  • Elizabeth Churchill is Director of Human Computer Interaction at eBay Research Labs. A psychologist by training, Elizabeth has a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining eBay, Elizabeth led and contributed to research in Human Computer Interaction, social computing, social media and socio-technical design at Yahoo Research labs, at PARC (the Palo Alto Research Center) and FX Palo Laboratory, Fuji Xerox's lab in Palo Alto.
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Rebekah Ciribassi

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Alejandra Colom

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  • I am a cultural, applied anthropologist from Guatemala. My interests focus on environmental issues (conservation discourses, conflict over protected areas, and program development), gender and girls' rights, corporate elites, and film making. I teach, write, and apply.
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Evan Conaway

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  • Evan P. Conaway is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. His dissertation work examines how servers shape the way gamers experience place. Currently, he is exploring how gamers are using servers to preserve, memorialize, and restore virtual worlds, asking how virtual space is maintained and reproduced in relation to the material technologies that create it and what politics are embedded in present-day efforts to engage with the pasts of online game worlds.
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Alison Cool

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Nicholas Copeland

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  • Nicholas Copeland is an anthropologist who teaches in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech. He is the author of the Democracy Development Machine (Cornell University Press, 2019) Open access online: hyperlink {
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Jonathan Corliss

Larissa Costa Duarte

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  • Larissa Costa Duarte has a PhD in Social Anthropology (UFRGS, Brazil). Her interests include gender and sexuality, women's health, anthropology of epidemics, medical anthropology, public health, sexual politics, discourse theories and crimes of globalization.
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Maya Cowan

Rebekah Cupitt

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  • Rebekah is a lecturer in Digital Design at FMACS, Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, U.K. Her research focuses on the intersections of dDeaf identity, media technologies, and organisations.
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Janelle Curry

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  • Janelle Curry (they/she) holds a MA from York University (Toronto) where they studied medical anthropology and science and technology studies. They are a qualitative researcher, currently consulting in the higher education sector.
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Nicholas D'Avella

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  • Nicholas D’Avella is a postdoctoral fellow at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. An ethnographer of contemporary Argentine economic life, he is currently completing his first manuscript, Concrete Dreams: Markets, Politics, and the Lives of Buildings in Post-Crisis Buenos Aires, an ethnographic study of a construction boom following Argentina’s economic and political crisis of 2001. Based on two years of fieldwork with real estate investors, architects, and neighborhood residents, the book describes how buildings were incorporated into post-crisis practices of economic investment, and how other forms of value were made to endure in the face of buildings’ increasingly central place in Argentine economic life.
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Alexandra Dantzer

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  • Alexandra Dantzer is a PhD student of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research is an ethnographic study of insomnia in Belgrade. She is interested in the ways in which diverse encounters with sleeplessness map onto the experience of time and everyday life.
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Matthew Darmour-Paul

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Clara del Junco

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  • Clara is a postdoc in sociology the University of Chicago, where she studies processes of knowledge production and power in academia and beyond. In a previous life she studied theoretical chemistry and biophysics.
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  • I am a biologist/pharmacist deeply interested in all kinds of human knowledge. I am currently working with AI and biotech and would like to contribute to the understanding of its impact on societies.
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Giulia De Togni

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  • I am a social anthropologist specialising in Japanese Studies and Science and Technology Studies. My research focuses on risk, technology and health. I have been the research fellow on the Wellcome Trust funded project “AI and Health” since May 2019 at the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society (Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh Medical School) my first postdoctoral appointment. I was then awarded a competitive 3-year-long Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Humanities and Social Science and in January 2022 I started a new project (as Principal Investigator) focusing on the uses of social robots in Japan and the UK and how these affect practices of care. For my Fellowship, I trace AI and robotics innovation for care from the robotics laboratories to final users, and focus on embodied experiences of these technologies across different cultural contexts. My study lies at the intersection between medical sociology, anthropology and Science and Technology Studies. The research will create knowledge of how AI and robotic technologies for care may shape and be shaped by different understandings of the role and the value of human care. The project involves 14 months of fieldwork in the UK and Japan divided in two 7-month-long blocks in each country.
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Kate Dielentheis

Tania DoCarmo

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  • I study culture, law & society at University of California Irvine (UCI), and am currently part of a collaborative project to develop UCI's Technology, Law and Society Institute. I'm generally interested in the construction of social problems at a global scale, intersections of crime and migration, and discourses around the power of storytelling. Prior to graduate school I worked ten years for an international organization in Brazil, Cambodia and the US on projects related to rights, violence, and human trafficking.
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Briohny Doyle

Austin Duncan

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  • Austin Duncan is a PhD candidate in medical anthropology at the University of Arizona's School of Anthropology. His Dissertation, funded by an NSF DGrant, is entitled "The Social Life of TBI: The Embodied and Constructed Meaning of Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States".
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Maggie Duris

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  • I am a biomedical anthropologist and current biological anthropology PhD student at Binghamton University. I plan to focus my dissertation utilizing evolutionary hypotheses to investigate nutritional quality of breast milk with regards to maternal health, behavior, and local environment among mothers in NY and Mt. Kilimanjaro, TZ. I am very passionate on conducting research focused on women's health, reproductive ecology, human evolutionary biology, Darwinian medicine, and public health.
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Manisha Dutta

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  • Manisha is a public health professional currently anchoring a joint initiative called Primary Healthcare Initiative which is a partnership between IIM Udaipur and an organisation called Basic Healthcare Services. Manisha carries over 5 years of experience working with the development sector in the areas of primary healthcare and education.
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Catherine Dye

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  • Catherine Dye is an M.S. student in Geospatial Information Sciences at the University of Maryland. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from St. Mary's College of Maryland and spent four years working as an archaeologist in Maryland and Virginia prior to entering the M.S. program.
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Caitlyn Dye

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  • I am a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My research interests lie at the intersection of political ecology and the anthropology of contemporary state formation. Currently, I am conducting dissertation fieldwork that investigates water politics and statecraft currently emerging in light of a context of climate change.
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Hannah Eisler Burnett

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  • Hannah Eisler Burnett is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation research examines how plans for ecosystem restoration in the Mississippi River Delta affect coastal communities, and the different histories that inform these projects and how they are understood. She has also collaborated on various art and video projects related to themes of water, toxicity, global trade, and capital.
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Lina Eklund

Madeleine Clare Elish

denielle elliott

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  • Denielle Elliott is a socio-cultural anthropologist at York University in Toronto. Her work focuses on arts-based ethnography and the intersections of colonialism, medicine and science, and politics. She is the author of, Reimagining Science and Statecraft in Postcolonial Kenya: Stories from an African Scientist (2018, Routledge), and co-editor of A Different Kind of Ethnography (2017, UTP). Funding for this research has been provided by a Wenner-Gren Award for Anthropological Research.
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Hanine El Mir

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  • Hanine is an activist and anthropologist with a background in literature and media. From Game Boy and 3DS to Switch and mobile apps, there’s not one Pokémon game she hasn’t played. In her free time, Hanine tends to the community garden, cooks at a vegan kitchen and makes games.
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John Emery

Falina Enriquez

  • Assistant professor in anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison interested in examining work and subjectivity in the new economy, Brazilian music, neoliberal entrepreneurship, and cultural politics, through a semiotic anthropological lens.
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Ellen Estrada

Richard Fadok

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  • Richard Fadok is a PhD candidate in the History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society program at MIT. His dissertation on biomimicry explores how questions of nature, time, and ethics are contested and negotiated through contemporary ecological design in the United States.
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Luisa Fanaro

  • Luisa Amador Fanaro is a PhD student in Social Anthropology at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar). She received a master’s degree in Social Anthropology from the same institution. She is interested in human-animal relations, especially animal labour and working dogs.
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Eduard Fanthome

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Johnathan Favini

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  • John is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Virginia whose research addresses the intersections of race, Indigeneity, and the environment. Broadly, his research connects two complex social phenomena—the plantation and climate change. He is interested in how the material and cultural transformations wrought by European conquest of the Americas shape contemporary environments and social life, including prevailing scientific frameworks. His dissertation centers on a movement to stop bauxite mining led primary by conservationist and Maroons in Jamaica. He has also undertaken community engaged fieldwork in Virginia on natural gas infrastructure and is building toward a second project on “rights of nature” statutes in the US Rustbelt.
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Seila Fernández Arconada

Elizabeth Ferry

Helena Fietz

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  • Ph.D. candidate in social anthropology at UFRGS/Brazil. Holds an MA in Social Anthropology from the same university and a BA in law from PUCRS/Brazil. My current research explores familial care practices for adults with intellectual disabilities in Brazil and was funded by CAPES.
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Megan Finn

Bilge Firat

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  • Trained as a political anthropologist, I research questions of access and accountability through the corridors of power. My doctoral work honed in on the political and policy negotiations and lobbying during Turkey’s contentious integration to the EU in Brussels. My current research follows energy transport infrastructures connecting Europe and Asia via Turkey in their making. I am Assistant Professor of Anthropology at The University of Texas at El Paso.
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Rachel Flamenbaum

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Lupe Flores

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  • Lupe Alberto Flores is a PhD student in the department of anthropology at Rice University. Their work examines the intersections of humanitarian and migration governance, surveillance technologies, transnational (im)mobility, gender, and race in Mexico.
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Johnathan Flowers

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  • Johnathan Flowers is an assistant professor in the department of philosophy at California State University, Northridge. Flowers specializes in East-Asian Philosophy, American Pragmatism, and the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and disability.
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Andrea Ford

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  • Andrea Ford is a cultural and medical anthropologist at the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the University of Edinburgh School of Medicine. Her research explores childbearing, periods, endometriosis, hormones, and ‘FemTech’, more broadly investigating how ideas about gender, bodies, knowledge, nature, and technology shape the culture surrounding medicine and reproduction. She also practices as a birth doula and is dedicated to working towards reproductive, environmental, and social justice. Her monograph Near Birth: The Doula Phenomenon and American Values, is under review. In 2024 she will begin a 5-year Wellcome Trust project investigating the 'FemTech' ecosystem, including the changing relationship between public and private institutions of knowledge production and care provision, and how concerns about surveillance intersect with promissory ideas about digital health She received her PhD from the University of Chicago, and MA from the University of Ghana, Legon where she was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. She has also worked, taught, and studied at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, the FrameWorks Institute, and the UK's National Health Service. Currently, she is a member of the UK Young Academy and is working on bridging academic and non-academic spaces for research, ideas, and cultural change.
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M.M. Foreman

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  • M.M. Foreman is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches courses on economic and political anthropology. She won the 2014 Public Anthropology Series International Book Competition with her co-author Phil Kao for "Boomtown and the Culture of American Inequality."
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Katie Foster

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  • Katie Foster is a postdoctoral researcher with the Network for Engineering with Nature at the University of Georgia. Her current work focuses on risk, equity, and trade-offs in natural infrastructure development related to water management challenges in the US.
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Yulany Foster-Valencia

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  • My name is Yulany Foster-Valencia and I am a recent UCLA alumna, obtaining my bachelor’s of science in Anthropology. I am particularly interested in forensic anthropology with a focus on the cultural and economic influence/circumstance along the US/Mexican border.
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Scott Freeman

Tomoki Fukui

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  • Tomoki Fukui is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Columbia University. Their scholarly interests include decolonial feminist analyses of Japanese empire, queer geography, reproductive labor, critical race theory, and anti-imperialism.
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Manuel G. Galaviz

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  • Born in Mexico and raised as an undocumented youth in San Diego, California, Manuel (Manny) Galaviz is a first-generation college graduate and Chicano scholar. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2020.
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Saudi Garcia

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  • Saudi Garcia examines the cultures of techno-science, public health and protest emerging in the Caribbean's metallic mining industry. Saudi examines how racialization and coloniality shape the production of knowledge about mining and its human and nonhuman impacts in the region.
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Mariel Garcia-Montes

  • Mariel is a PhD student in the History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society program at MIT. Her dissertation is about 20th and 21st century cultures of surveillance in Mexico. Her broader research focuses on public interest technology in the global majority world.
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Tia-Simone Gardner

Colin Garon

Quinn Georgic

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  • Quinn Georgic is a graduate student in the Anthropology department at Rice University. Their research interests are broadly focused on ecological science production, automated sensors, and ethnicity in Madagascar. Furthermore, they are interested in how art installations and non-textocentric forms of ethnography can help think through multispecies relations.
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Konstantin Georgiev

Mathilde Gerbelli-Gauthier

  • Mathilde is a mathematician born and raised in Montreal.
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Ilana Gershon

David Gerstle

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  • I am a Lecturer in Communication and Media at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Trained as a linguistic anthropologist, I study the production, popularization, and reception of evolution, biology, and genetics. I follow both historical and contemporary representations of human nature and evolution in popular media, policy, marketing, medical health, education, and activism. Within these social fields, evolutionary and biological science cross with simultaneous understandings of race, gender, sexuality, disability, and socio-economic class. In brief, this is human biology within the public imagination. I study its forms and impacts.
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Ritu Ghosh

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  • I am a PhD candidate in the Anthropology department at the University of Illinois, Chicago. I am interested in the intersections of gender, reproductive health and justice, and the biopolitics of reproductive labor in the global south.
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Martin Gibbs

Timothy Gitzen

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  • I am an anthropologist, activist, and writer that researches security technologies and sexuality; viruses and infectious diseases; and social justice in South Korea. I am currently a Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Korean Studies at Indiana University. I curate posts on the securitization of science and technology and biosecurity, and am specifically interesting in pieces that take critical feminist and queer approaches to their work.
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Jamie Glisson

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  • I am a social anthropologist working at the intersection of education and ethics. My research explores how experience-based education, creativity, and embodied learning can inform how students view equality, democracy, and social responsibility in local and global relationships.
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Steven Gonzalez

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  • Steven Gonzalez conducts ethnographic research in IT facilities like server farms to investigate how technicians use their bodies and senses to manage thermodynamic conditions in climate-controlled spaces. Steven intends to tease out through linguistic analysis and participant observation, how cloud computing operators interact with sociotechnical phenomena like heat, cooling, airflow, power and computer servers, to better understand how facets of professional culture may contribute to energy waste. Steven is also interested in the environmental impact of the Cloud and how Anthropologists may be able to advise corporations and state agencies on how professional culture within the Cloud contributes to energy waste. Steven Gonzalez holds a BA in Feminist Anthropology from Keene State College,an MA in Anthropology from Brandeis University and is currently a PhD student in the History, Anthropology, Science, Technology & Society (HASTS) program at MIT.
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Roberto J. González

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  • Roberto J. González is chair of the anthropology department at San José State University. He specializes in science and technology, militarization, and the environment. He is author of several books, including "Connected: How a Mexican Village Built Its Own Cell Phone Network."
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Samantha Gottlieb

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  • Samantha Gottlieb is a medical anthropologist whose work focuses on health technologies and patient activisms. She has taught at California State University, East Bay, and was a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley's Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society. Her first book, Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine, explored how the marketing and promotion of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the U.S. elicited vaccine anxieties in parents and fostered distrust in the general public. Her current project has followed the open source community among people living with type 1 diabetes. It is funded by the National Science Foundation and examines the transition in the U.S. regulatory and commercial conceptions of the engaged patient.
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Oviya Govindan

Maria Goñi Mazzitelli

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  • Graduated in Sociology from the Faculty of Social Sciences (UdelaR, Uruguay). Master in Science, Technology and Society from the National University of Quilmes (Argentina). Currently I am doing the Doctorate Program in Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
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Christian Gundermann

  • Christian Gundermann’s chief intellectual and spiritual interests lie in organic life, that is the fluid cycles of life and death as the communicative interplay of water and carbon, resisting the ascendency of synthetic biology, silicon, and the digitization of everything.
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Kristin Gupta

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  • Kristin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Rice University, where she specializes in death and dying, queer theory, and medical anthropology. Her research focuses on shifting notions of life, death, and decay in American culture.
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Anushree Gupta

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  • Anushree Gupta is a Research Fellow studying app-based ride-hailing work for a project titled ‘Mapping Digital Labour in India’ at the Centre for Internet and Society and a Research Associate at Tandem Research. She has a Masters in Development Studies from the School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
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Lea Happ

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  • Lea Happ is a PhD candidate at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, King’s College, London. She investigates feminist activism and abortion access in post-legalisation Argentina, with a particular focus on the politics of care, knowledge and the body.
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Cassandra Hartblay

  • Cassandra Hartblay is Assistant Professor in the Department of Health & Society and the Graduate Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto.
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Amelia Hassoun

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  • Amelia Hassoun is a doctoral researcher in Sociocultural Anthropology. Her current research focuses on residents interacting with and creatively reworking the data-gathering technologies that permeate the Singaporean city-space, as well as the makers of these technologies. This project builds upon her Master's research at UCL on how values become encoded in software systems that process patient data in the NHS, as well as preliminary research with UCL's Why We Post project while an undergraduate at Yale. Before re-entering the wild world of academia, she worked as a patient website designer in London.
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Nell Haynes

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  • Nell Haynes is a Faculty Fellow at Colby College. Her research addresses themes of gender & indigeneity in Latin America. Specifically she is interested in the ways that notions of who counts as "authentically indigenous" become expressed through and troubled by popular culture and media. Nell earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology at American University in 2013 with a concentration in Race, Gender, and Social Justice, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University in Anthropology and Theater. She is the author of Social Media in Northern Chile and co-author of How the World Changed Social Media.
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Laura Heath-Stout

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  • Laura Heath-Stout (she/her) studies how intersecting systems of oppression (racism, classism, ableism, sexism, heterosexism) shape the demographics and knowledge production of the discipline of archaeology. She is a settler on Naumkeag Massachusett land.
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Benjamin Hegarty

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  • I am a medical anthropologist and author of the Made-Up State: Trans Femininity, Technology, and Citizenship in Indonesia (2022). My research interests lie at the intersection of medical anthropology, queer and transgender studies, and science and technology studies.
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Alice Hertzog

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  • Alice Hertzog is a social anthropologist whose work addresses migration, heritage and urban development in West Africa. Her current post-doc with the Swiss Benin Initiative, researches the provenance of the Benin Bronzes held in eight Swiss museums.
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Austin Hoffman

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  • Austin is a PhD student-worker at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Anthropology. His research uses multispecies methodologies to examine human-canid relationships and how racial and colonial logics are articulated through them.
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Heather Horst

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  • Heather A. Horst is a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, Co-Director of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and a Research Fellow in the MA Program in Digital Anthropology at University College London. A sociocultural anthropologist by training, Heather’s research focuses upon new media, material culture, and transnational migration. She is the co-author of The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication (Horst and Miller, Berg, 2006), Living and Learning with Digital Media: Findings from the Digital Youth Project (Ito, Horst, et al., 2009, MIT Press), and Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with Digital Media (Ito, et al. 2010, MIT Press). Her most recent book, to be released in October 2012, is an edited volume with Daniel Miller entitled Digital Anthropology.
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Pinky Hota

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  • Pinky Hota has worked on indigeneity, caste and gender, religious politics, right wing populism, and minority recognition in India and is starting new work in technology and computing on social media in India and the role of user experience research in technology commodification.
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  • I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. I am interested in using archaeometric methods to study the material cultures and technology in the past in order to investigate the movement of people, materials and knowledge.
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  • I am a PhD student in Anthropology at Seoul National University. My research focuses on the sex market/industry in South Korea, the commercialization of femininity, and the marketization of sex, especially within the East Asian context.
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Carol Iglesias Otero

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  • Carol Iglesias Otero is a PhD student in Anthropology at UChicago. Her ethnographic work explores how meteorologists, logistics and risk experts in Mexico's oil industry reproduce industrial rhythms in the midst of profound socioeconomic and environmental transformations.
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Rebecca Jablonsky

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  • I am a PhD Candidate in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a 2019 fellow at the Center for Technology, Society, & Policy at UC Berkeley. My research explores the relationship between cultural values, technology practices, and the inner dimensions of mental and emotional life. My current dissertation project involves ethnographic research with creators and users of meditation apps, exploring how these tools construct and reflect definitions of mental health in the digital age. Prior to entering a doctoral program, I worked as a professional user experience designer and researcher in the San Francisco Bay Area—after earning a Master of Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and an MA in Psychology from New York University.
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Liz Jackson

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  • Liz Jackson is a founding member of The Disabled List, an advocacy collective that engages with disability as a critical design practice. The Disabled List examines how day-to-day practices of disability are both designerly and exploited by professional design culture.
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Kristina Jacobsen

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  • Kristina Jacobsen is a cultural anthropologist, an ethnographer, and a singer-songwriter living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. An associate professor of music and of anthropology (ethnology) at the University of New Mexico (UNM), her research interests focus on language, identity and expressive culture. She is the author of The Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging. The book focuses on her time singing and playing with Navajo country-western bands on the Navajo Nation, and is the winner of the 2018 Woody Guthrie Award for an exceptional book about popular music. Jacobsen is a touring singer-songwriter, fronts the all-female honky-tonk band Merlettes, and is the founder and co-facilitator of the UNM Honky-Tonk Ensemble. For 2019–2020, she has been doing fieldwork, supported as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, for a new book project on songwriting, language reclamation, and Italian colonialism on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.
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Sophia Jaworski

  • Sophia Jaworski is an Anthropology PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on how chronic environmental illness intersects with atmospheric petrochemical exposures, gender, and low-income rental housing, foregrounding disability and data justice.
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Nirupama Jayaraman

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  • As a social cultural anthropologist, my research interests lie at the intersection of political, urban and economic anthropology. Broadly, I am interested in understanding urban transportation networks in South Asia. I hope to examine the infrastructures and mobilities that produce and are produced by such networks, specifically at the intersections of gender and class. I aim to understand if and how class mobility and the consumption of automobility are related. I am also interested in unpacking the complexities of extant and emerging “gig” economies facilitated by digital infrastructures, across the Asiatic region, through questions of labor, evolving digital spatialities, reimagined human relations and legitimacies, etc.
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Javier Jurado Vélez

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  • I am an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University majoring in "Medicine, Science, and the Humanities" in the pre-medicine track. I am primarily interested in medical anthropology, anthropology of the biosciences, and lab ethnography.
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Spencer Kaplan

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  • I’m a PhD student in the Yale Department of Anthropology, where I study technology and culture in North America and Europe. I research how the development of emerging technologies enact culturally specific beliefs about what it means to be human and what it means to be a better human. I now study how San Francisco's AI researchers and developers figure human values computationally in their "responsible AI" projects.
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  • Assistant Prof. of Urbanization and Environmental Problems, Political Science and Public Administration Department, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey
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Sophie Katz

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  • Sophie Katz is a Registered Nurse and a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Her work in anthropology focuses on nurses and death, surveillance, and autonomy in the hospital and beyond. She currently lives in Michigan with her husband and two dogs.
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Sharon Kaufman

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  • Sharon Kaufman is Chair of the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Her work explores topics at the intersection of medical knowledge and society’s expectations for health. Her research has examined: the changing culture and structure of US medicine; health care delivery at the end-of-life; the relationship of biotechnologies to ethics, governance and medical practice; the shifting terrain of evidence in clinical science; practices of risk assessment; and mistrust of science.
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Ashley Rose Kelly

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  • Ashley Rose Kelly earned her Ph.D. at NC State and will join Purdue's Brian Lamb School of Communication in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor. Kelly's research focuses on rhetorical theory, genre theory, and science studies and has been published in Communication Monographs, Environmental Communication, and several other communication-related venues. As well, she writes for the PLOS Citizen Sci blog, Scistarter, and Discover's Citizen Sci Salon. She has taught courses in scientific and technical communication as well as in science, technology, and society (STS).
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Ali Kenner

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  • My research and teaching focus on 1) environmental health and the politics of care, 2) the spaces in which health and disease are produced (homes, cities, clinics, and public health networks), and 3) how embodied experiences of health and disease are technologically mediated. My first book project has focused on the experiences of asthmatics and environmental sense. I also lead a Philadelphia-based project focused on air quality, sustainability, and health in the context of late industrialism.
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Gebhard Keny

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  • Gebby is a PhD candidate in the department of anthropology at Rice University. His research focuses on the politics of “data-driven” approaches to environmental governance and agricultural production in Lake Erie.
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Gebby Keny

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  • Gebby is a PhD candidate in the department of anthropology at Rice University. His research focuses on the politics of “data-driven” approaches to environmental governance and agricultural production in Lake Erie.
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Patrick Kho

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  • Patrick is currently a senior in The University of Hong Kong's Interdisciplinary Studies program and was a visiting student at Yale University in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health major. For his senior thesis, Patrick is tackling algorithmic bias with a critical data studies approach. His other research interests include robotics, responsible AI, and science fiction and futurism.
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Aishani Khurana

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  • Aishani is doing her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago and is interested in questions of violence and resilience and studying the nature and form of the state in the global south.
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Tyler King

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  • Tyler King is a PhD student at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Tyler’s research explores the multispecies entanglements between bees, people and plants in cities, focusing on biodiversity management projects and environmental education.
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Nathan Klembara

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  • I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at Binghamton University. I am intersted in the impacts that queer theory and the sociopolitics of science can have on our understanding of deep prehistory, and the ways in which that knowledge can denaturalize identity categories today.
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Owen Kohl

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  • Owen Kohl explores the relationship between media-making and the reimagining of home and alterity, including after socialist Yugoslavia’s dismemberment and in the contemporary US. Since 2013, he has taught at universities in Chicago, designing courses attuned to related politics.
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  • Sreenidhi Krishnan is a PhD candidate in cultural anthropology at Washington State University, Vancouver. Her research interests include creative industries, material-visual cultures, digital media, media labour, and popular culture in India.
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Jennifer Krueckeberg

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  • Jennifer is a PhD fellow at the Horizon 2020 funded project POEM. Based at the University of Hamburg, Germany, she researches how young people use digital media for their personal memory practices and how digital infrastructures are co-producing these memories.
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Sasha Kurlenkova

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  • Sasha Kurlenkova is a social scientist interested in body, technologies, and disability. She is now studying technologically mediated interactions (AAC) of people with speech impairments and their conversational partners using Ethnography and Conversation Analysis
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Şafak Kılıçtepe

  • Safak Kilictepe is a medical anthropologist whose research interests include reproduction, medical technologies, science and technology studies, race, ethnicity, disability studies, alternative medicine and emerging wellness fields.
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AMOR MUNDI Multispecies Ecological Worldmaking Lab

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  • The AMOR MUNDI Multispecies Ecological Worldmaking Lab is an intersectional multidisciplinary research initiative in the Global South. Our aim is to grow a knowledge-making community engaged in "symbiopoesis" and "symanimagenesis." Fostering dialogues and research collaborations amongst disciplines spanning ecophilosophy and ecological political theory, ethology, animal, plant, and critical life studies, geography, anthropology, political and social sciences, humanities, arts, and natural sciences, we are investigating how human and more-than-human worldmaking are mutually entangled, through research, joint publications, workshops, curated conversations, art/science exhibitions, and new pedagogy.
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Simiran Lalvani

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  • Simiran Lalvani is a Research Fellow studying app-based food delivery work and workers for a project titled ‘Mapping Digital Labour in India’ at the Centre for Internet and Society and a Consultant under a Future of Work project with Prof Joyojeet Pal at Microsoft Research. She has a Masters in Development and Labour Studies from the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies (CISLS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
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Christoph Lange

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  • After studying Social Anthropology and Middle East Studies at the University of Leipzig from 2004–2011, he was a research assistant at the Research Lab "Transformations of Life" of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne from 2014 - 2018. Since 2018 he is working at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Cologne. In 2020, Christoph successfully finished his doctoral thesis on "Decolonizing the Arabian Horse - The Breeding, Circulation and Certification of the Straight Egyptian Arabian in the 21st Century". Currently, he is developing a postdoctoral project on Liminal Infrastructures and Mediterranean Crises from a Critical Zone's perspective.
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Samuel Lengen

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  • Samuel Lengen is a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Data Ethics and Justice in association with the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia. His research explores the ethics of data and digital infrastructures with a focus on gender, social media, and government policy in China. Currently, Samuel is researching the implications of data capture in the context of digital platforms.
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Johannes Lenhard

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  • Johannes Lenhard is an ethnographer of venture capital and homelessness and currently the Centre Coordinator of the Max Planck Centre Cambridge for the Study of Ethics, the Economy and Social Change. Having worked towards a better understanding of survival practices of homeless people in London and Paris for his PhD, he has in 2017 started a new research project on the ethics of venture capital investors He is currently preparing the publication of his dissertation monograph as well as finalising a book on diversity and inclusion in VC and tech. His writing has appeared in academic peer-reviewed journals (e.g. City and Society, Housing Studies) as well as journalistic outlets, such as Techcrunch, Prospect, Sifted, Aeon, the Conversation and Crunchbase.
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Zihao Lin

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  • Zihao Lin is a doctoral student in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. He is interested in anthropological inquiries of urban life, access, and design, and extends them to engage with questions of disability citizenship in contemporary China. Following state officials, tech entrepreneurs, and disability rights activists, he explores the ethical and material transformations brought by the concepts of “barrier-free” and “access” and related objects (i.e., screen readers, remote sign language interpreting, or voice recognition applications), investigates what visions are enacted by the state and market when such concepts are claimed and articulated, and how a pan-Chinese network of disability activists negotiate meanings of “barrier-free city” in generative ways. He is also an editor of TyingKnots (结绳志), an open-access anthropology platform run by young academics dedicated to spreading progressive scholarship to Chinese readers.
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Antti Lindfors

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  • Antti Lindfors, PhD, serves as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki, Department of Cultures. His research encompasses subjects ranging from stand-up comedy to cold exposure and the scientific reframing of alternative medicine.
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Riley Linebaugh

  • Riley Linebaugh is a PhD student of history at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture in Gießen and a fellow at the Leibniz Institute for European History, Mainz. Her research deals with the politics of colonial archives.
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Rebecca-Eli Long

  • Rebecca-Eli Long is an avid knitter and PhD Candidate in Anthropology & Gerontology at Purdue University. Rebecca-Eli uses creative research methods to disrupt ableism across geographic and disciplinary contexts. You can find them online at
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Charlie Lotterman

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  • I'm a PhD candidate in anthropology at Rice University. My dissertation project explores the ways that personal experience qualifies as a form of evidence in science and pseudoscience in the Czech Republic.
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Anna Lukina

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  • In 2015, after four years in finance, she joined Technische Universität Wien in Austria and in 2019 she obtained her Ph.D. in computer science. Currently, as a postdoc at IST Austria, her research is in designing trustworthy and interpretable learned systems.
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  • Kristina Lyons is Assistant Professor of Feminist Science Studies and Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is also on the advisory board of the Science & Justice Research Center. Kristina is currently working on a book project entitled, Decomposition as Life Politics: Soil Practitioners and Vital Spaces in the Colombian Amazon. This manuscript is based on more than ten years of fieldwork in Colombia where she engaged in an ethnography of human-soil relations across laboratories, greenhouses, gardens, and farms with soil scientists in the capital city of Bogotá, and small farmers and rural social movements in the Andean-Amazonian foothills of Putumayo.
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Fernando López Vega

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  • PhD student in Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. Master’s Degree in Geography (Summa cum Laude) and Bachelor’s in Anthropology from Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
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Jennifer Macdonald

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  • Jennifer Macdonald is a Research Associate at Charles Darwin University, working on a project in Kakadu National Park with Traditional Owners and Rangers to identify indicators and methods for monitoring healthy country. She recently submitted her PhD where she worked with Rangers in south-east Arnhem Land and central Australia on how to monitor success in their land management programs. She lives in Darwin and has a mango tree in her backyard that once grew 800 mangoes in a single year.
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Debora Machado

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  • Researcher and doctoral student in Human and Social Sciences at UFABC, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I research algorithmic systems of behavior modulation, data colonialism, digital platforms and other issues related to tech and society.
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Luisa Madrigal Marroquín

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  • Luisa, a Guatemalan native, is a PhD candidate in anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests examine the intersections of race, gender, class and their influence on nutrition and health interventions in Guatemala.
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Aleem Mahabir

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  • Aleem Mahabir is an urban social geographer and graduate student pursuing an MPhil in Geography at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. His current research focuses on the link among psychosocial geographies, exclusion and development among marginalized minority populations in Caribbean cities.
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Angeliki Malakasioti

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  • Angeliki Malakasioti is Assistant Professor at the Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University. She has studied Architecture and she holds a PhD titled "Anatomy of the Digital Body - Spatial Aspects of the Self and the Immaterial on the Web" with honors. Her artistic and academic interests revolve around the fields of digital image and composition, audiovisual representations, speculative design and creative methodologies, digital culture and its theoretical dimensions.
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Lakshita Malik

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  • I am a PhD candidate (Department of Anthropology) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am interested in questions of beauty, aesthetics, class, urban space, and media cultures; and how sexuality, class, and gender circulate and animate subjectivities and relationships.
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Savannah Mandel

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  • Savannah Mandel is an anthropologist who researches all things speculative, futuristic, and intergalactic. If she has a pen in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other then you’ve found her in her happy place. She is currently a PhD (and MA) Candidate in Science, Technology and Society at Virginia Tech, holds a MS in Social Anthropology from University College London, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Florida. She has conducted ethnographic fieldwork at Spaceport America, worked for the Commercial Spaceflight Industry, and was named a “Rising Star” by Ozy Magazine in 2019. She is the Lead Human Space Advisor for Humanity in Deep Space, has consulted with the Interplanetary Agricultural Lab, and is a Project Advisor for The Golden Record (.org).
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Maggie Mang

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  • Maggie is a 5th year doctoral candidate in the STS department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in so-called Troy, NY, USA. Her research focuses on how the politics of metabolism (specifically, feeding regimes) intersects with population-thinking from the 20th century onwards.
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Marisol Marini

  • Anthropologist of science, technology, and medicine. Her analytical approaches have navigated around scientific imagination, sensitive/sensory aspects and bodily engagement in technoscientific production, inequalities, responsible innovation and interdisciplinarity.
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Meg Martin

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  • Meg Martin is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Her dissertation explores the evolution of digital therapeutics as an industry space in tandem with its regulatory framework in the United States.
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Vikrom Mathur

  • Vikrom Mathur is the Director of Transitions Research and has over 20 years of international experience in research and policy analysis related to climate change adaptation, development and sustainability across cities in multiple global contexts.
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Tanya Matthan

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  • Tanya Matthan is a Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography, University of California Berkeley. She studies experiences of agrarian uncertainty in central India.
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Chu May Paing

  • Chu May Paing (she/they) is a first-gen diasporic Burmese cultural worker and anthropologist based in the ancestral lands of Menominee and Ho-Chunk Nations.
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Jennifer McIntosh

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  • Dr. Jennifer McIntosh is an associate professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and is a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist. She practices at the Medical College of Wisconsin and actively engages in patient care, education, and research.
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Nina Medvedeva

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  • Nina Medvedeva is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities. Her research explores what short-term rental regulation debates can teach us about how city residents imagine and govern the home.
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Laura Meek

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  • I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community, Culture, and Global Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. I am a cultural and medical anthropologist who researches counterfeit pharmaceuticals, bodily epistemologies, and the politics of healing in East Africa. I received my Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Davis, as well as an M.A. in Women’s Studies from George Washington University and a B.A. in Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago. My first project, Pharmaceuticals in Divergence: Radical Uncertainty and World-Making Tastes in Tanzania, is based on over three years of ethnographic fieldwork in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, and focuses on the proliferation of counterfeits in local biomedical markets, where an estimated 30-60% of drugs are thought to be fake. I approach this global health challenge through the lens of feminist and postcolonial science studies, as a way to engage both conditions of radical uncertainty and world-making innovation in Africa today. My second project, The Grammar of Leprosy: Temporal Politics and the Impossible Subject, develops a line of inquiry which was prompted by my discovery that the antibiotic cure for leprosy was readily available, and yet inaccessible, for my interlocutors in Tanzania in need of treatment. I am currently developing a multi-sited and interdisciplinary inquiry into the temporal politics of leprosy elimination campaigns across historical archives, scientific knowledge production, and global health initiatives. Additional areas of my scholarship include fugitive science, the medicinal significance of sensory qualities like taste, histories of medicine and healing across Indian Ocean worlds, practices of dreaming as medical interventions in Tanzania, and the intersections of the pro-democracy movement and Covid-19 in Hong Kong.
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  • I am an interdisciplinary researcher and PhD student in the Science and Technology Studies program at York University, in Toronto. My research questions the anthropocene contemporary as a gaseous state and an ambience within which different matters—political, affective and substantial—condense. More specifically, I am interested in the feeling and experience of smart atmospheres, and new rhetorical situations which take shape amongst bodies, and smart objects, and environments. I hold an MA from York’s STS program, which I completed with a thesis on “How Data Matters and Comes to Have Matter.” Prior to this, I was a project manager and researcher in a technology lab which facilitated access to blocked social media channels for Iranian citizens.
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Sara Monzón

  • Sara Monzón is a walker, anthropologist and music lover. She plays the electric bass, and collaborates on musical and sound projects in Bogotá. The right to the city and the construction of the border, have been part of their academic and personal questions.
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Catarina Morawska

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  • Professor of Social Anthropology at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in Brazil and coordinator of the Laboratory of Ethnographic Experimentations, a research group interested in the ethnographic challenges of describing the geopolitics of technofinancial capitalism.
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Adriana Moreno

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  • Digital anthropologist, she has researched the production and consumption processes of Internet memes, and her doctoral thesis addressed everyday forms of resistance undertaken by a digital motherhood tribe. She holds a PhD in Anthropological Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and is an adjunct lecturer at Universidad Iberoamericana and Tec de Monterrey.
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Ruth Morgan

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  • Ruth Morgan is a Senior Research Fellow in the History Program at Monash University. She has published widely on the climate and water histories of Australia and the British Empire, including her award-winning book, Running Out? Water in Western Australia (2015). Her current project, on environmental exchanges between British India and the Australian colonies, has been generously supported by the Australian Research Council (DECRA) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is also a co-investigator on the ARC Discovery Project, "Water and the Making of Urban Australia" and a Lead Author in Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Assessment Report 6.
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Alex Moulton

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  • Alex A. Moulton is an assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research pursues critical understandings of human-environment processes within the context of global economic and environmental change. The themes of his research include climate change, environmental justice, resource governance, ethics of care, resilience, reparations, and Black geographies. Moulton draws on insights from Environmental Sociology, Political Ecology, and Environmental Geography, and combines interview-based field research, discourse analysis, archival research, with historical-geographical comparative analysis. His work has been published in EPD: Society and Space, Geography Compass, Caribbean Geography, Sociology Compass, Journal of Political Ecology, and Journal of Extreme Events, and in edited volumes.
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Alex Nading

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  • Alex Nading is a medical and environmental anthropologist and Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. His co-author Josh Fisher is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western Washington University. Co-Author Chantelle Falconer is an anthropologist at the University of Toronto. Together, the three authors are involved in the National Science Foundation funded study "A Political Ecology of Value: A Cohort-Based Ethnography of Urban Social Policy" (NSF Award 1648667). The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the NSF for this work, as well as that of the Nicaragua site team, Maria de Jesus Zepeda, Karen Lopez, and Haydee Abarca.
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Timothy Neale

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  • Timothy Neale is a DECRA Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Convener of the Deakin Science and Society Network at Deakin University. A settler-descendant (pakeha) from Aotearoa New Zealand, his research concerns the intersections between biopolitics, settler-Indigenous relations, and environmental governance. He is the author of Wild articulations: environmentalism and indigeneity in northern Australia (University of Hawai’i Press, 2017), a producer of the Conversations in Anthropology podcast, and an editor of the journal Science, Technology & Human Values.
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John Neufeld

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  • John is a PhD student in Social and Cultural Analysis at Concordia University, and a member of the Concordia Ethnography Lab serving as Project Coordinator for Montreal Waterways. His research examines wetland loss and the political landscape of water sovereignty in Alberta.
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Claire Nicholas

Mimi Nichter

  • I am a professor emerita at the University of Arizona, School of Anthropology. My books include A Filtered Life: Social Media on a College Campus (with Nicole Taylor), Lighting Up: The Rise of Social Smoking at Colleges, and Fat Talk: What Girls & their Parents Say about Dieting.
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Allison Odger

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  • Allison Odger is a medical anthropologist and a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology at York University (Toronto, Canada). Her research lies at the intersection of care and surveillance in sexual health.
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Zeynep Oguz

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  • Zeynep Oguz is a political and environmental anthropologist specializing in the politics of geology, the so-called "natural resources", and energy in the Middle East. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities at Northwestern University.
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Chakad Ojani

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  • I’m an anthropologist of infrastructures, environments, and practices of speculation. I received my PhD in social anthropology from the University of Manchester and I’m currently a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University.
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Angela Okune

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  • Angela Okune is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology Department at the University of California, Irvine and studies data cultures and infrastructures of research groups in Nairobi, Kenya.
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María Fernanda OlarteSierra

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  • I am an ethnographer of science and technology. I have been working on technologies of memory practices and knowledge productions regarding processes of dealing with the past. My main focus has been on forensic specialists and the in-between place in which they are positioned as fundamental actors for investigating and identifying victims and perpetrators, while at the same time their qualitative experiences as main actors go largely overlooked. I am currently addressing the work of forensic specialists working on the Colombian armed conflict.
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Ana Cecília Oliveira Campos

  • I am a PhD student in Social Anthropology at the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil). My research is developed in the discussions of the anthropology of science, crossing themes such as race and interspecific relations.
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Valerie Olson

Antonio Oraldi

  • My research lies at the intersection between philosophy of technology, social theory, and political philosophy. I am interested in the anthropology of technology, particularly in how socio-technical imaginaries shape conceptions and practices of citizenship.
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Yesmar Oyarzun

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  • Yesmar is a graduate student at Rice University in the department of anthropology specializing in skin, race, and medical education. Her research follows dermatology trainees as they learn how to detect disease in the diverse city of Washington, DC.
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Chorong Park

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  • Chorong Park is a PhD student at Purdue University studying user experience design of technology and aging with a focus on technology ethics and design justice.
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Heather Paxson

Bryce Peake

Martin Perez Comisso

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Leonore Phillips

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  • After finishing my PhD on tech startups in Berlin at the University of Minnesota, I ventured outside of academia and am currently working as an applied anthropologist for Resideo Technologies as a User Experience (UX) Design Researcher. I am also currently working on my Masters in Software Engineering, specializing in the Internet of Things (IoT), at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. For the Platypus, I am interested in exploring topics associated with engineering work cultures, corporate impacts on software development, and the role of ethnography in tech environments. Other areas that excite me in the field of anthropology are technological/innovation imaginaries, computing ethics, and corporate anthropology.
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Lina Pinto García

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  • Lina Pinto García (@linabeatri) is a PhD Candidate in Science and Technology Studies at York University (Toronto, Canada) and member of the Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE). Her research interrogates the relationship between biomedicine, vector-borne diseases, warfare and peace in Colombia ( As a contributing editor at Platypus, she focuses on topics related to healthcare, biomedical research, non-humans, state ethnography, warfare and violence, and art-based ethnographic methodologies, with a particular interest in Latin America.
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Maxime Polleri

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  • Maxime Polleri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Université Laval. As an anthropologist of science and technology, he studies the governance of nuclear disasters, public health crises, and radioactive wastes.
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Stephanie Postar

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  • I’m a Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley. I am an environmental anthropologist specializing in energy and natural resources in the Global South. I am also beginning a research project on the domestic regulation of uranium in Tanzania.
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Susana Rita Presta

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  • Doctor in Sociocultural Anthropology. Specialist in Political Philosophy. CONICET researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones "Gino Germani", Universidad de Buenos Aires. Professor at the Social Sciencies Faculty (UBA)
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Sonia Qadir

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  • Sonia Qadir is a Scientia PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law. She has an MA from the New School for Social Research and a BA-LLB from Lahore University of Management Sciences. She is a former Fulbright scholar and Australia Awards fellow.
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Tim Quinn

Lucero Radonic

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  • I am an assistant professor in the department of anthropology at Michigan State University. My research focuses on the intersections of water rights and infrastructure, the science and micropolitics of climate change, and urbanization in Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Through my work I also seek to expand the methods toolkit for social science research in human-environmental relations through engagement in interdisciplinary collaborations and methodological innovation.
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Lisa Raeder

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  • Lisa Raeder is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Biomedicine, Self, and Society at the University of Edinburgh, with a master’s degree in Gender Studies from Stockholm University. Her research intersects the disciplinary fields of critical theory, gender studies and medical sociology, and her PhD project investigates the role of hormonal contraceptives in the production of gender and sexuality, and conceptions of health and the self.
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Micha Rahder

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  • Micha Rahder is an independent scholar in North Carolina, and author of An Ecology of Knowledges: Fear, Love, and Technoscience in Guatemalan Forest Conservation (Duke 2020).
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Madhura Rao

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  • Madhura is a food system scholar and postdoctoral fellow at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Her research explores how the transition to a sustainable food system can be achieved while empowering citizens and ensuring the inclusion of marginalised stakeholders.
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Jasmine Reid

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  • Jasmine Reid is a PhD Candidate in Stanford University's Department of Anthropology. Her dissertation project explores the intersection of museum studies and land rights, as she investigates how heritage museums in Johannesburg, South Africa, influence urban spatial justice.
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Luísa Reis-Castro

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  • Luísa Reis-Castro is a PhD candidate in MIT’s program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS) examining new technologies for controlling mosquito-borne diseases as a window to discuss science and public/global health policies. Her research focuses on different vector control projects being researched, tested, and implemented in Brazil, which attempt to use the mosquito as a means of controlling the pathogens it is known to transmit.
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Lauren Rickards

Alice Riddell

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  • Alice Riddell is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Digital Anthropology at UCL. Her research examines Citizen app, a live crime and safety tracking app in New York City, that functions as both a form of social media and a peer-to-peer surveillance app. Through this lens, Alice's research investigates the impact of the digitization of crime and how this affects community relationships in increasingly gentrified neighbourhoods in Brooklyn. She is further interested in the delicate balance between care and surveillance, and the ways in which urban communities foster a sense of safety and security in the digital age.
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Emil Rieger

  • Emil is a digital and analogue design person based in Regensburg, Germany. His work stretches from video games to fashion and includes things such as animation, illustration and writing. He is a member of the artist collective "Deponie".
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Elizabeth Roberts

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  • Elizabeth F.S. Roberts is a professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, who investigates scientific and public health knowledge production and its embodied effects in Latin America and the United States.
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Daivi Rodima-Taylor

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  • Daivi Rodima-Taylor is a social anthropologist at the African Studies Center of Boston University. She has published in Africa, African Studies Review, American Anthropologist, Global Networks, Social Analysis, Global Policy, Review of International Political Economy, etc.
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Elizabeth Rodwell

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  • I study usability, conversational AI, and HCI. My most recent project was in about interactive television (social TV) and collaborative journalism in Japan and I'm author of the forthcoming book: Push the Button: Interactive Television and Collaborative Journalism in Japan. My new project is on Usability (UX) and Conversation Design. As a teacher of applied anthropology and a UX researcher, this area has been one of the most interesting to me, and I'm currently working on exploring it ethnographically. An Anthropology of UX- how meta!
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Sandra Rozental

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  • Sandra Rozental is an anthropologist and Associate Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Mexico City. Her work focuses on the social worlds created by and around ancient material culture and landscapes in Mexico.
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Sebastián Rubiano-Galvis

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  • Sebastián Rubiano-Galvis (Ph.D., Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, UC Berkeley) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the International Studies Department at the University of San Francisco. He studies environmental politics and the politics of science in Latin America.
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Benjamin Rubin

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  • As a new CE for Platypus, Benjamin is an early career journalist with a background in anthropology as an undergraduate. Benjamin is beginning his Master's degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism at the University of Montana. He has previously carried out socio-political research on CRISPR/Cas9 gene drives and conducts interviews with unhoused populations in order to understand and track American poverty. In his open time he enjoys making art, hiking, surfing, playing music, and meditation.
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alejandra ruiz-leon

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  • Alejandra Ruiz Leon is a Ph. candidate in History of Science at Georgia Tech, focusing on Science Museums and Science Communication. She graduated in Biochemistry and got her master’s degree in Science Communication.
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Cara Ryan

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  • Ph.D. candidate New York University. Research (supported by Fulbright and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research) is focused on autism in France.
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Parth Sabharwal

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  • I am a doctoral candidate at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College, researching quantum properties of ultracold atoms utilizing lasers. I spent most of my life living all across India. My interests include photography, traveling and politics.
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Prerna Sah

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  • Prerna is working as a development consultant for the district administration in Jharkhand, India. She has an M.Phil in Development planning and practice from IIT Bombay, and her research interests lie in the fields of governance and political ecology
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Luisa Tui Sampaio

  • Luisa Tui Sampaio received her MSc of Anthropology from the Federal University of São Carlos, where her research focused on the transformations in names related do Luandan elites belonging to the MPLA. Currently works with Amazon deforestation and financial market.
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Emilia Sanabria

Kimberly Sanchez

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  • Kimberly Sanchez is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Her research investigates the materiality and politics of food production, livestock raising and environmental governance in Mongolia and Wyoming, USA.
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Gabriel Sanchez

  • Graduation in Social Sciences (2016), with emphasis in Anthropology and Master's in Social Anthropology (2019) from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar). Currently is a doctoral student at the Post-graduate Program in Social Anthropology at the same institution.
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Ana Sanchez-Bachman

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  • Ana Sanchez-Bachman is a PhD student in Anthropology at SUNY Binghamton. Research interests include borders, environmental issues, migration and the many impacts of neoliberal policy. Specifically, they work in the U.S-Mexico border region.
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Érico Sant Anna Perrella

  • Érico studies the relationship between cybernetics, synthetic biology and militarism. Currently a PhD student at State University of Campinas in Brasil.
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k. zeynep sariaslan

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  • K. Zeynep Sarıaslan is visiting postdoctoral fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. Her current research project deals with reconfigurations of media, migration, digital cultures, and transnational politics.
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Angie Sassano

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  • Angie Sassano is a PhD Candidate at the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with interests in food, environments, and (de)colonisation. Her current research explores the role of re/decolonisation in settler alternative food movements.
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Mehak Sawhney

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  • Mehak Sawhney (she/her) is a PhD candidate and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar in Communication Studies at McGill University. Her research interests include the politics of sound, surveillance, and media in India.
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Benjamin Schaefer

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  • Ben is a queer nonbinary bioarchaeological anthropologist that conducts research in the ancient Andes. Specifically, they reconstruct patterns the socially embodied lived experience in the months leading up to ritual execution using mummified tissues.
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Johannes Schick

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  • Johannes F.M. Schick is an associated researcher of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities of the University of Cologne. His research focuses on interdisciplinary (techno-)anthropology, French epistemology and the relation of anthropology to philosophy.
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Naomi Schoenfeld

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  • Medical anthropologist and public health nurse practitioner in San Francisco. Her areas of expertise include medical anthropology, STS, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, postsocialism, social medicine, and critical public health. She has conducted ethnographic research examining (post)socialist technoscientific formations through Cuban cancer vaccines. Her new research examines a novel program providing thousands of rooms in tourist hotels to persons experiencing homelessness during the COVID19 pandemic.
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E Schuberg Barnes

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  • Emma Schuberg Barnes is interested in performance ethnographies of the human/nonhuman with digital technology. PhD candidate exploring tensions between bodies and digital ecologies in Darwin Harbour. She is a member of the TopEndSTS research group, who are scholars and practitioners based in northern Australia and share an interest in STS research and sensitivities.
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Maria-Theres Schuler

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  • Maria-Theres Schuler is a PhD student in Social Anthropology at the University of Zurich. Her dissertation explores disability among refugees and focuses on people’s engagement with the aid system in a refugee settlement in Uganda. From 2014 to 2017 she was a PhD candidate in the Swiss National Science Foundation-funded project ‘Disability and Technology in Uganda from Local and Global Perspectives’. From 2017 to 2018 she was a visiting PhD fellow at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. She has recently contributed a piece titled ‘Discomfort, complaints, and claims. Conducting fieldwork with refugees with disabilities’ (2018) to the Medicine Anthropology Theory ‘Dissertating’ section.
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Scott W Schwartz

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  • I am a PhD candidate and Adjunct Lecturer at the City University of New York (CUNY). My research centers on the material culture of knowledge production, specifically the intersection of quantification and vulnerability. I have conducted fieldwork in the Orkney Islands, Iceland, the Aeolian Islands, and New York City. I am a frequent collaborator with artists and curators, with some such manifestations appearing in the Queens Museum and Radiator Gallery.
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Tim Schütz

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  • Tim Schütz​ is a PhD researcher in Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. His current research focuses on civic data and infrastructure in highly polluted communities. As a member of the Design Group for the Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography (PECE), he is interested in research project architecture and community outreach.
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Nick Seaver

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  • I'm an anthropologist who studies how people use technology to interpret, reproduce, and circulate sound. My current book project is titled Computing Taste: The Making of Algorithmic Music Recommendation, based on a long-term ethnographic study of the developers of music recommender systems. In previous research, I've studied the history of the player piano and experimental music.
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Ayesha Shahid

Ben Shestakofsky

Doyeon Shin

Tina Sikka

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  • Dr. Tina Sikka is a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University. Her research draws on critical and feminist studies of science and technology to examine climate change and health/nutrition science. She also does work in the areas of critical race theory, sexuality studies, and social theory. Her most recent book, published with Springer Press, is titled 'Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice: The Standpoint of the Vulnerable' (2019). Her forthcoming book with Edinburgh University Press, Sex, Consent and Justice: A New Feminist Framework, comes out in late 2021.
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Massimiliano Simons

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  • Massimiliano Simons is a Belgian philosopher and postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University. His work mainly focuses on contemporary technoscience (synthetic biology, data science) and Francophone philosophy of science and technology.
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Benedict Singleton

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  • I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish Biodiversity Centre where I have been carrying out a research project on nature-based integration in Örebro County, Sweden. I will shortly take up a new position at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, where I will research the intersectional impacts of climate change adaptation actions. My previous research experience is diverse: I have completed projects on Faroese whaling, carers of sick and disabled friends and relatives in the UK and people living with HIV/AIDS in Zambia and Jamaica.
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João Paulo Siqueira

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  • Master's student in Social Anthropology at the University of Brasília (UnB). BA in Psychology from the same university. He has research experience in race and ethnic relations, health and racism, the training of psychologists, as well as processes of subjectivation.
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Lorenzo Skade

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  • Lorenzo is a Research Associate at the Chair of Management and Organization at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. His research is based on a process and practice-based perspective of management, organization, and entrepreneurship topics.
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Jessica Smith

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  • Jessica M. Smith is an anthropologist and STS scholar whose research interests center on energy, engineering, and public accountability. She is Associate Professor in the Engineering, Design & Society Department at the Colorado School of Mines, where she also directs the Humanitarian Engineering and Science master's program. She spent her 2018 sabbatical as a British Academy Visiting Fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). Her book Extracting Accountability: Engineers and Corporate Social Responsibility will be published open access by The MIT Press in September 2021 and was funded by a Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM grant from the National Science Foundation. Professor Smith holds a PhD in anthropology and graduate certificate in women's studies from the University of Michigan and a BA from Macalester College, where she majored in anthropology, international studies, and Latin American studies.
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Michaela Spencer

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  • Michaela is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University. Her background is in environmental science, sociology, geography and Science and Technology Studies (STS), with her doctoral studies focusing on recent practices of environmental management and governance in Tasmania. Her current research involves working from the ‘Ground Up’ with Indigenous knowledge authorities, and differing traditions of knowledge and governance. This involves collaborative research for policy development, and engaging with government, service providers, university staff and Indigenous people in remote communities. So far this research has been focused around issues such as disaster resilience, emergency management, governance and leadership, remote engagement and coordination, volunteering and women’s health and wellbeing. This work drives her current interest in how social science may recognise itself as an active participant in contemporary governance practices, and as working at the interface of differing means for knowing and governing Australian people-places.
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sebastian levar spivey

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  • sebastian levar spivey (they) is an artist, producer, writer, and researcher. They have a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School and Certificate in Bioethics from Yale, and are currently working on a Master of Philosophy at the University of Twente.
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Janaki Srinivasan

Serena Stein

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  • Trained as an anthropologist, my research engages questions around agriculture, technology, and transnational and multispecies relationships in agribusiness frontiers in Africa (Mozambique) and South America (Brazil); as well as cultures of knowledge production, epistemic communities, and convivial practices in agroecology, especially concerning soil, climate change, and carbon sequestration in farming systems. I also co-organize the Mangrove coLAB that brings together scholars and practitioners from Mozambique and western India to explore historical and contemporary extractive linkages across the Indian Ocean in the context of megaprojects for port development and energy extraction reshaping agrarian livelihoods and ecologies.
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Shan-Ya Su

  • I am studying Law at UC Berkeley. Prior to this, I studied Anthropology (BA) and Legal Studies (LLM) at National Taiwan University. My research interests: Injury Culture, Globalization, Legal Institutions, Legal Framing, Multi-Sited Ethnography, Archival Research, Historiography.
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Shreya Subramani

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Nick Surawy Stepney

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  • Nick is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College London. He completed his PhD in anthropology in 2022 with a thesis on the circulations of morphine in northern India.
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Renzo Taddei

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  • My name is Renzo Taddei. I teach anthropology and science and technology studies at the Federal University of Sao Paulo (Unifesp), Brazil. I have earned my doctoral degree in anthropology from Columbia University (2005). My research focuses on the socio-cultural dimensions of climate and climate change, environmental conflicts, climate communication and its challenges, and traditional environmental knowledge in South America. I direct the field school in ethnographic methods at the Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS). I also served as a visiting scholar at Yale University, Duke University, and the University of the Republic in Uruguay. For more information, please see:
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Nicole Taylor

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  • I am anthropologist who explores contemporary social issues related to youth including social media, gender and identity, body image, obesity, and socio-emotional well-being. Most recently, I have examined self-presentation, emotional expression, and sociality among college students on social media. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, this project also explores ethical and methodological challenges of conducting long term participant observation in social media. Check out my recent co-authored (with Mimi Nichter) book from this project: A Filtered Life: Social Media on a College Campus (Routledge 2022).
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Alexander Taylor

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  • Alexander Taylor is a PhD Researcher with the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. He is currently conducting an ethnographic study of extreme data storage practices, exploring how the infrastructures, technologies and materialities of data storage intersect with imaginations of dystopian digital futures in the data centre industry.
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Alex Taylor

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  • Alex is a sociologist working at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK). He has undertaken investigations into a range of routine and often mundane aspects of everyday life. For instance, he's developed what some might see as an unhealthy preoccupation with hoarding, dirt, clutter and similar seemingly banal subject matter. Most recently, he’s begun obsessing over computation and wondering what the compulsion for seeing-data-everywhere might mean for the future of humans and machines.
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Jen Telesca

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Sarah Thanner

  • Sarah is a Cultural Anthropologist and Multimedia Artist based in Regensburg, Germany. Her current research focuses on the becoming of human-technology relations in interactive technology development. She is a member of the artist collective “Deponie”.
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Eva Theunissen

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Catherine Trundle

  • Catherine is a senior lecturer at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. Her research specializes in medical anthropology, contested illnesses, ethics, responsibility and care.
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Ramsha Usman


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  • I am a graduate candidate in the information sciences department at Cornell University. I work at intersection of Information Science, STS and Anthropology with a special focus on feminist studies. My dissertation is about relations of gender and caste in computing.
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David Valentine

Felipe Vander Velden

  • Associate Professor at the Federal University of São Carlos (Brasil), PhD in Social Anthropology (Unicamp, 2010) , visiting researcher at Aarhus University (Denmark, 2016) and Leiden University (Netherlands, 2018), currently working on the anthropology of human-animal relations.
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Phillip Vannini

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Bianca Vienni Baptista

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  • Bianca, with a PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Granada (Spain), Bianca is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Transdisciplinarity Lab (TdLab) at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Her particular focus is on the study of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge production processes in different countries, along with the role of universities and other institutions.
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Jonathan Wald

Anders Wallace

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  • Anders is a digital user experience researcher, designer, and educator who holds a PhD in cultural anthropology. Passionate about designing tech to solve human challenges. Reach him on Twitter @AndersAWallace
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Emily Wanderer

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  • I'm an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. My research and teaching interests are in the anthropology of science and technology, medical anthropology, environmental anthropology, multispecies ethnography, Latin America, and Pittsburgh. My book The Life of a Pest (2020) is on the politics of nature in Mexico. My current research examines the convergence of tech and wildlife in the Anthropocene in the science of wildlife tracking and the production of the "datafied animal."
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Yifan Wang

Chun-Yu (Jo Ann) Wang

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  • My name is Chun-Yu (Jo Ann) Wang and I am a Ph.D. candidate and dissertation writer from the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. Informed by political anthropology, science and technology studies (STS), and critical area studies, my Ph.D. dissertation research project explores the ways in which ongoing controversies over a state-led, large-scale refinery and petrochemical development project in rural Malaysia have created and sustained novel spaces for the rearticulation and renegotiation of ethnic categories and relations.
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Matt Watson

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  • Matt Watson teaches anthropology at Mount Holyoke College. He has published on cosmopolitics and the history of Maya studies in journals that include American Anthropologist, Social Studies of Science, Cultural Critique, and Theory, Culture & Society. He's now writing an archive-based experimental ethnography on Maya hieroglyphic decipherment as a scientific and spiritual practice. Although he has some Luddite tendencies, his future plans include subtweeting his way to the top.
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Adam Webb-Orenstein

Jacob Weger

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  • I am an environmental anthropologist and lecturer in Environmental Studies at Seton Hall University. My work addresses, broadly, politics of knowledge in environmental governance, climate adaptation, and sustainable development initiatives, with a focus on Vietnam & SE Asia.
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Laura Werle

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  • Laura Werle is a graduate of the Global Health Master's at Maastricht University, with research interests in gender equality, human rights and subsequent well-being. Beyond her studies, you'll find her catching waves, jotting down thoughts, and speaking up for LGBTQIA+ rights.
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Kara White

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  • Kara White is a PhD candidate in the anthropology department at Osaka University. Following stray/outdoor cats and the humans who care for them, her research explores these urban multisensory multispecies encounters, and experiments with multimodal methodologies to capture them.
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Daniel White

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Alexandra Widmer

  • Alexandra Widmer (she/her) is Associate Professor at York University (Toronto). She has published on Indigeneity and well-being, reproductive justice and the datafication of reproduction, nutrition, and health. This piece is part of her SSHRC funded project Eating for Trillions.
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Heikki Wilenius

  • Heikki Wilenius is an anthropology postdoctoral researcher, elearning specialist, and an occasional web coder, working at the University of Helsinki.
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Rua Williams

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  • Rua M. Williams is an Assistant Professor in the User Experience Design program at Purdue Univeristy. They study interactions between technology design, computing research practices, and Disability Justice. Common approaches to technology and service design for marginalized people tend to naturalize existing inequities, exacerbating injustice even while they attempt to ameliorate it. Dr. Williams deploys Feminist and Anti-Racist approaches to Technoscience, Critical disability Studies, and Science and Technology Studies in the design and evaluation of technological systems to simultaneously illustrate injustice in technology as well as marginalized users’ own practices of resistance through those same technologies.
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Derek Woods

Melissa K. Wrapp

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Julianne Yip

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  • Julianne completed her PhD in cultural anthropology at McGill University. She is especially interested in human-environment relations, and has worked on Arctic sea ice and climate change, zoonoses, and most recently, synthetic biology.
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Emily York

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Gabriela Zamorano

  • Gabriela Zamorano is researcher at Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, CIESAS-CDMX. She wrote "Indigenous Media and Political Imaginaries in Contemporary Bolivia" (Nebraska, 2017). She studies indigeneity and visuality in Mexico and Bolivia.
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Madelyn Zander

  • Madelyn recently completed her PhD in information science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on the expansion of large-scale data centers and their attendant sociopolitical and environmental costs and benefits.
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Eduardo Zanella

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  • I am a Brazilian PhD candidate in Social Anthropology for the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. I have a masters degree on Social Anthropology and a specialist degree on health surveillance for the Residency Program of the School of Public Health of Rio Grande do Sul.
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Helena Zeweri

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  • Helena Zeweri is Assistant Professor of Global Studies at the University of Virginia. She earned her PhD in Anthropology from Rice University. Her research examines questions of migration, humanitarianism, and social welfare in Australia.
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Everett Zhang

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  • Everett Yuehong Zhang is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and Anthropology at Princeton University. His current research compares the Tangshan earthquake in 1976 and the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, to explore how different ways of mourning the loss of life make a huge difference in producing life’s worthiness or unworthiness in China and how public grieving has become a crucial site of struggle for justice and well-being.
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Anna Zhang

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Zhou Zhou

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  • Zhou Zhou is a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at Rice University. She studies bureaucratic care and technologies in China, especially government prevention of telecommunication scams. Her dissertation project explores how technologies of crime intersect with technologies of governance, and how these intersections mediate people's imagination of and interaction with the state in their everyday life. Because of the transnational nature of scams, Zhou is also interested in policing and crime in Southeast Asia.
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Sarah Zia

Naomi Zucker

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  • Naomi Zucker is a PhD student in cultural anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, working at the intersection of medical anthropology and STS. Her dissertation project explores the contemporary life of psychopharmaceuticals, with a focus on drug withdrawal, discontinuation, and deprescribing.
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Tom Özden-Schilling


Svetlana Borodina

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  • Currently, Svetlana Borodina is a senior UX researcher at US Bank where she uses qualitative research methods to generate insights that inform product and strategy development. Previously, she was a postdoctoral research scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. Her academic research focused on cultures and politics of disability inclusion in Russia. Her ethnographic work explores the technologies through which bodily and mental differences become folded into the production of postsocialist forms of citizenship and relationality for abled and disabled individuals alike.
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Baird Campbell

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  • I am currently a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Rice University’s Program in Writing and Communication. I received my PhD in sociocultural anthropology from Rice University in May 2021. My current research, “The Archive of the Self: Trans Self-Making and Social Media in Santiago de Chile argues that online Chilean trans subjectivities and social media archives are dialectically related; that is these subjectivities are shaped by—and also shape—interactions with the social media content of others, which in turn leads to changes in both on- and offline gender expression and identity. Furthermore, I argue that social media constitutes a space of innovation on pre-existing forms of narrative resistance dating back to Chile’s military dictatorship (1973-1990), in which individual and group memory-work became a salient form of resistance. I am also beginning work on a new project that explores the shifting politics of race in today’s Chile, through the lens of the largely unmarked category of whiteness and its intersections with class and gender. I am also passionate about public scholarship, and am working on several projects at the moment. I am currently the Public Scholarship Fellow for the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Division. I also recently completed a fellowship with Cool Anthropology, where I designed anthropological content for a variety of audiences. Additionally, I am in the final stages of a collaborative project with several of my interlocutors and Chilean photographer Karina Fuenzalida, an interactive web portal (de) les Trans, a public humanities project that questions the primacy of the photographic and ethnographic gazes in telling trans stories by centering autobiographical contributions from each participant. (Premiering fall 2022!)
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Jordan Kraemer

Patricia G. Lange

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  • Patricia G. Lange is an anthropologist studying use of video to express the self and civically engage. She is Associate Professor and Chair of Critical Studies (undergraduate program) and Associate Professor of Visual & Critical Studies (graduate program) at California College of the Arts (San Francisco, California). She is the recipient of the Franklyn S. Haiman Award (2020) for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression for her book, Thanks for Watching: An Anthropological Study of Video Sharing on YouTube (University Press of Colorado, 2019), awarded by the National Communication Association. She is also the author of Kids on YouTube: Technical Identities and Digital Literacies (Routledge, 2014), and director of the film Hey Watch This! Sharing the Self Through Media (2020) [Available on Vimeo] which engages with enduring and philosophical questions about our use of media in an increasingly complex mediascape. Her CCA bio may be found at: and her website is:
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Ian Lowrie


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