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Mathieu Poulin-Lamarre

Mathieu Poulin-Lamarre

What does make me an anthropologist? My studies ? My diplomas? I think it's more than that. Something coming with a particular way of looking, of thinking. My studies take the Chinese margins as their object. More precisely the Hmong minority and its identity negotiations on the social network QQ.

Christine Schreyer

Christine Schreyer

I am a linguistic anthropologist, which means I look at the relationship between language and culture. In my research I work with indigenous communities (in Canada and in Papua New Guinea) on language revitalization projects, as well as with created language communities (such as Na'vi speakers).

Katherine Haas

Katherine Haas

I am a bioarchaeologist studying the relationship between diet, health, and identity in the Bronze Age. I am currently working with a skeletal collection from northern Serbia. My research combines multiple lines of evidence - physical, chemical, and micro - in reconstructing life in the past.

Katherine Dettwyler

Katherine Dettwyler

My research focuses on breastfeeding/weaning from cross-cultural and evolutionary perspectives. I teach at the University of Delaware, and am most widely known as the author of Dancing Skeletons (about Mali) and Cultural Anthropology and Human Experience.

Scott Hammerstedt

Scott Hammerstedt

I am an archaeologist at the Oklahoma Archeological Survey, University of Oklahoma. I study the Native American cultures of the Southeastern and Midwestern United States from about AD 1000-1600 that are often called "Mississippian". I specialize in ceramics and archaeological remote sensing.

Larry Zimmerman

Larry Zimmerman

As an applied anthropologist, I use archaeology to study contemporary homelessness in Indianapolis. That might surprise some people, but archaeologists study all "stuff", not just old things. I also teach museum studies at IUPUI and work with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

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