Svetlana Borodina

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  • Svetlana Borodina is a postdoctoral research scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. She studies cultures and the 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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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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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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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 TarlabaĆŸÄ± 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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Ashley Thuthao Keng Dam

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  • Ashley "Thao" Dam is a medical anthropologist, budding ethnobotanist, and final year PhD candidate in ecogastronomy, education, and society at UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche in Pollenzo, Italy. Thao's research is focused on Khmer folk food-medicine use and consumption during times of ecological instability in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Katie Ulrich

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  • Katie Ulrich is a PhD candidate in the department of anthropology at Rice University. Her research focuses on petrochemical replacements made from sugarcane, including not only biofuels but sugar-based plastics, synthetic fabrics, solvents, specialty chemicals, and more. Her project follows the technical practices of scientists, industry actors, and funding agents in SĂŁo 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 dark history into a newly extractable feedstock for environmental and industrial futures. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, she worked as a research assistant in a molecular biology lab at the University of California, San Francisco.
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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 ZĂŒrich, 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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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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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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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 a business and design anthropologist, consultant, author, speaker, and creator. He writes, speaks, and consults in user experience, product management, and business strategy. He creates products, podcasts, music, and visual art. Matt is the Head of Product and Experience for Cloudshadow Consulting and Artmatcher. He is also the Founder of Anthro to UX, Azimuth Labs, and Biomega Technologies. He earned a Masters of Science in Applied Anthropology from the University of North Texas in 2018, an MBA in Finance and Management Information Systems from Marywood University in 2008, a BS in Biotechnology from Marywood University in 2008, and a BBA in Computer Information Systems from Marywood University in 2006. As an anthropologist and consultant, he is known for his research interests and work in business anthropology, design anthropology, consumer genetics, user experience, product management, big data, sensemaking, and algorithmic bias. Matt is also the creator of the Anthropology in Business podcast and Anthro to UX podcast where he discusses the application of anthropology to business and UX. He has been featured by TEDx, SXSW, Anthropology News, MedPage Today, Kevin MD Technically, UX Planet, Towards Data Science, Product Coalition, and the University of North Texas. You can follow Matt on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, and Google Scholar.
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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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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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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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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 SociĂ©tĂ©s (LATTS), at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et ChaussĂ©es. 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 MĂ©dicale 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 UniversitĂ© de Reims, France; and MA and BA in Information and Communications Sciences from UniversitĂ© de la Sorbonne, Paris, France.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. and a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Human-Computer Interaction and Design at City, University of London where she lectures on Inclusive Design and Participatory Design Methods. She is also incoming co-chair for CASTAC and a board member of the European Network for Queer Anthropology. Her research focuses on the intersections of dDeaf identity, media technologies, and organisations.
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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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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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Giulia De Togni

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  • I am an anthropologist specialising in Japanese studies and a researcher in science, technology and society studies (STS). My research focuses on risk, technology, ethics, health, and human rights. I am currently based at the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society (Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh) where I am supporting work on the Wellcome Trust Seed Award “AI and Health: Exploring Affect and Relationality Across Three Sites of Intelligence and Care” (2019-2021). The project, led by Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley, investigates how AI is being used in different ways in health and social care: robotics in surgery, digital methods that help diagnose disease, and the use of socially assistive robotics (SARs) to support those who may be ill or frail at home. While such developments hold the promise of improving health and social care, they also raise social and ethical issues. The aim of my research is to inform policy and help those involved in AI, health and social care to deal with such concerns.
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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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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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Branden Dyaus

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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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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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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Abou Farman

Seila FernĂĄndez 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

Rachel Fleming

Akil Fletcher

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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Andrea Ford

Melanie Ford Lemus

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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Scott Freeman

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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Tia-Simone Gardner

Konstantin Georgiev

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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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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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. GonzĂĄlez

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  • Roberto J. GonzĂĄlez is chair of the anthropology department at San JosĂ© 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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Mascha Gugganig

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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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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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Matt Hale

Maythe Han

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  • Maythe (rhymes with lathe; she/her) is a Korean-Canadian posthumanist anthrozoologist. Her doctoral project is about multispecies kinship between dogs and their humans. The project aims to document the phenomenological experiences and implications of our more-than-human worlds.
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Zehra Hashmi

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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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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David Hess

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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Kirsty Howey

Jennifer Hsieh

TiĂȘn-Dung HĂ 

Vincent Ialenti

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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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 DinĂ© 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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Stefan Johansson

Bhoomika Joshi

Javier Jurado VĂ©lez

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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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Roger Karlson

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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Shreeharsh Kelkar

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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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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Mehtab Khan

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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Eben Kirksey

Joseph Klein

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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Gabriella Kountourides

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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Marcel LaFlamme

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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Jaime Landinez

Jessica Lauren Bray

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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Susan Lepselter

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 UniversitĂ€t 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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Mona Lynch

Kristina Lyons

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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 BogotĂĄ, and small farmers and rural social movements in the Andean-Amazonian foothills of Putumayo.
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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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Luisa Madrigal MarroquĂ­n

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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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Laura Malagon Valbuena

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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Kyrstin Mallon Andrews

Savannah Mandel

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  • Savannah is currently employed at the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. She recently earned an MSc from University College London in Social Anthropology. Her research is on the anthropology of human space exploration and during Spring of 2018 she conducted fieldwork at Spaceport America. Her blog posts for CASTAC have been inspired by technoscapes, material culture and a deep love of all things extraterrestrial. In her spare time she watches and reads all the science-fiction she can find, writes novels and other short stories.
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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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Santiago Martinez Medina

Bill Maurer

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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Jonathan McLeod

Ben McMahan

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 Centre for the Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. I am a 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 three years of ethnographic fieldwork in Iringa, 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 happening in Africa today. My second project, The Grammar of Leprosy: Temporal Politics & An 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 interlocuters 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 the medicinal significance of sensory qualities like taste, histories of medicine and healing across the Indian Ocean world, practices of dreaming as medical interventions in Tanzania, and more recently, intersections of the pro-democracy movement and Covid-19 outbreak in Hong Kong.
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Elis Mendoza

Lisa Messeri

HĂ©lĂšne Mialet

Chandra Middleton

Daniel Miller

Aftab Mirzaei

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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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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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  • I am a Dissertation Fellow and Lecturer in the department of Global Studies and Human Geography at Middle Tennessee State University. I completed my PhD in Geography at Clark University. ​​My work sits at the intersection of human-environment geography and social theory, with a focus on the ways race, power and social capital mediate outcomes of agrarian change and environmental politics. I am deeply interested in thinking through questions of care, liberation, justice and kinship. I have pursued these interests and questions in many ways: through work on small-holder perceptions and experience of climate change; in work examining the discursive regimes governing agrarian development initiatives; on-campus activism for diversity and racial justice; and in emerging work on identity, nationhood and cultural heritage and protected area management in Jamaican maroon communities.
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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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Dawn Nafus

Robin Nagle

Bonnie Nardi

Timothy Neale

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  • I am an anthropologist and geographer from Aotearoa New Zealand whose work addresses two overlapping fields of inquiry. The first examines natural hazards and environmental disasters through the social life of its technical infrastructures, and the second focuses on the politics of settler and Indigenous relations to lands and waters. I am a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Convener of the Deakin Science and Society Network at Deakin University in Australia, co-producer of Conversations in Anthropology and Technoscience podcasts, and am an incoming Editor (2022-2025) of the journal 'Science, Technology and Human Values'.
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Claire Nicholas

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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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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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MarĂ­a 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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Valerie Olson

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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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Diana Pardo Pedraza

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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 GarcĂ­a

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  • Lina Pinto GarcĂ­a (@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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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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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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LuĂ­sa Reis-Castro

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  • LuĂ­sa 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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Elizabeth Rodwell

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  • I study usability, AI, and interactivity. My most recent project was in about interactive television (social TV) and collaborative journalism in Japan. I'm currently finishing revisions on the book manuscript. My new project is on Usability (UX) and Conversation Design. As a teacher of usability and a UX researcher, this area has been one of the most interesting to me, and I'm currently working on exploring it ethnographically. It's an Anthropology of UX- how meta!
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Abi Roper

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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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  • 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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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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Andrew Schrock

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 SchĂŒtz

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  • Tim SchĂŒtz​ 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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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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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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Janaki Srinivasan

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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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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

Mitali Thakor

Eva Theunissen

William Thomas

Jennifer Jo Thompson

Eli Thorkelson

David Valentine

Phillip Vannini

Jeannette Vaught

Maria Vidart-Delgado

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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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

Daniel White

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Alexander Wolff

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  • Alex Wolff is a PhD candidate in the department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). They received their M.A. in Anthropology from UCI, and their B.A. in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Their research examines intersections among economic insecurity, temporality, and sexuality, through a focus on the political activism of LGBTQ+ young adults in South Korea.
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Derek Woods

Melissa K. Wrapp

Caitlin Wylie

Lily Ye

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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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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Leah Zani

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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Sarah Zia

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Baird Campbell

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  • Baird Campbell is a PhD candidate in anthropology at Rice University. He holds an MA in Latin American Studies from Tulane University. His research explores the intersections of social media, self-making, and trans activism in contemporary Chile. His dissertation research was supported by the Social Sciences Research Council, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.
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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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