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Alex Golub

Alex Golub

I'm an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, in Honolulu. I study the mining industry in Papua New Guinea and the online video game World of Warcraft. I'm also an advocate for open access publishing and the founder of the popular anthropology blog savageminds.org

Brian Kenny

Brian Kenny

Applied Anthropologist (www.sfaa.net) & Archaeologist (Greater Southwest USA & Northwest Mexico).

Svenja Weise

Svenja Weise

I am a biological anthropologist and archaeologist. My research interests are sex differences in mortality patterns in historical times, the evolution of longevity, and the improvement of methods to estimate age at death from skeletal material. I spend most of my time travelling to analyze skeletal

Leslie C. Moore

Leslie C. Moore

I teach and do research on the social and cultural patterning of language and literacy development in communities whose members use multiple languages and participate in multiple learning traditions. I study informal science learning and Muslim children's religious and secular schooling experiences.

Katherine C. MacKinnon

Katherine C. MacKinnon

I am a biological anthropologist with a focus on primates in wild-living groups. I do fieldwork in Central/South America & Zambia. My research interests include the social development of infants/juveniles, evolution of social complexity, long-term conservation efforts, & ethics in field primatology.

Katherine Jaster

Katherine Jaster

As a recent graduate in anthropology, I am passionate about world cultures, particularly material culture. I volunteered at my university's anthropology museum where I further developed my love of both artifacts and the museum setting. I would love to turn this experience into a full-time career!

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