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Title: Notes on the Contributors
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, MI: MPublishing, University of Michigan Library

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Source: Notes on the Contributors

vol. 15, no. 1, 2005
Issue title: Subsistence and Sustenance
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CYNTHIA GABRIEL is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center. Holding a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she wrote her dissertation on reproductive medicine in Russia. She is currently writing a book about natural birth in North America and continues to investigate the connection between biomedicine and choices in “natural living.”

JENNIFER L. GAYNOR is a Luce Postdoctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies at the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. Her dissertation re-examines Southeast Asian maritime space through the lens of Sama practices. In addition to analysis of livelihood and political economy, it explores maritime practices through stories of relocation in Sama tales of the past, through the circulation of oral narratives and Bugis-language manuscripts, as well as through memories of conflict avoidance in the coastal zone. She will shortly take up a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in conjunction with a Public Goods Council Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

JESSACA LEINAWEAVER received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2005. Her dissertation research addresses the gendered socioeconomic, ideological, and relational consequences of the ways in which people construct senses of belonging, whether to kin groups or communities. She carried out two years of ethnographic research in Ayacucho and Lima, studying how and why children are so frequently moved around between families in Andean Peru, and what their circulations mean and make happen. She will be joining the faculty at the University of Manitoba in the fall of 2005.

JEFFREY R. PARSONS is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and Curator of Latin America Archaeology at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research interests include the archaeology and ethnohistory of Mesoamerica and Andean South America, regional studies in archaeology, and archaeological ethnography. He has pioneered and expanded the scope of settlement patterns analysis in archaeology and conducted extensive surveys in Central Mexico, Peru, and Argentina. His many publications include The Last Saltmakers of Nexquipayac, Mexico: An Archaeological Ethnography (2001), Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in the Upper Mantaro and Tarma Drainages, Junin, Peru: Vol. 1: The Tarama-Chinchaycocha Region, Parts 1 & 2 (2000, with C. Hastings and R. Matos), and Maguey Utilization in Highland Central Mexico: An Archaeological Ethnography (1990).

HARRY STARR is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His dissertation research concerns mobility and foraging strategies during the Early Mesolithic in southern Germany. His research interests include hunter-gatherer ethnography, European prehistory, Mesolithic technology, landscape archaeology, and the use of geographic information systems in archaeology.