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Title: Notes on Contributors
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Source: Notes on Contributors

vol. 16, no. 1, 2006
Issue title: Retrospectives: Works and Lives of Michigan Anthropologists
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SUSAN BLUM teaches cultural and linguistic anthropology, and directs the Center for Asian Studies, at the University of Notre Dame. She received her Ph.D. from University of Michigan in 1994, and in 2002 co-edited China off Center: Mapping the Margins of the Middle Kingdom. Her two most recent books are Lies that Bind: Chinese Truth, Other Truths (2006) and Portraits of “Primitives:” Ordering Human Kinds in the Chinese Nation (2001).

DEREK BRERETON received his Ph.D. in Ethnology from the University of Michigan in 2003. He is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Adrian College. He researches the phenomenology of the human–world connection via consciousness, place attachment, landscape history, family structure, and nature religions. He has published on critical realism in ethnology, kinship, and landscape relations in New Hampshire, and currently researches the social history of Michigan’s River Raisin.

DEAN FALK is the Hale G. Smith Professor of Anthropology at Florida State University. She formulated the “radiator” theory of brain evolution and the “putting the baby down” hypothesis concerning prelinguistic evolution. Falk authored Braindance: Revised and Expanded Edition (2004) and received the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, 1st class (2003).

ALAN FIX was Frank Livingstone’s first Ph.D. student, and received his degree in 1971 based on research with the Semai Senoi of Malaysia. His primary research is on the population genetics and demography of small-scale human populations, supplemented by simulation modeling. He is currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside.

TOM FRICKE is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1985. For several years until recently he directed the Alfred P. Sloan Center for the Ethnography of Everyday Life at the University of Michigan. His ethnographic work is conducted in Nepal and the American Great Plains, where he researches the moral sources of everyday life in the context of dramatic social transformation.

BRIAN HOEY holds a post-doctoral position at the University of Michigan’s Alfred P. Sloan Center for the Ethnography of Everyday Life. His background in human ecology led him to conduct research in Indonesia and northern Michigan addressing questions of personhood and place; community building; migration; narrative identity and life–transition; and negotiations between work, family, and self in different historical contexts.

BRUCE KNAUFT is Samuel C. Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and Executive Director of the Institute for Comparative and International Studies at Emory University. He carried out his dissertation fieldwork in interior New Guinea; he has authored six books; and he now researches the development of U.S. imperialism, modernity and marginality, politics and violence, and gender and sexuality.

AMY LIVINGSTONE is Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at Wittenberg University, Ohio, with a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1992. Her expertise concerns medieval France, particularly social structure, inheritance patterns, and women’s experiences in aristocratic families. Her current research focuses on the private lives of aristocrats in France’s Chartrain region.

DEBORAH NICHOLS is the William J. Bryant Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. She has conducted archaeological research in Mexico and in the northern Southwest. She is interested in the origins and development of village lifeways, state formation, and early urbanism.

WILLIAM PEACE earned his Ph.D. in 1992 from Columbia University. He is the author of Leslie A. White: Evolution and Revolution in Anthropology (2002). Peace has published articles in journals such as American Anthropologist, Journal of Anthropological Research, and Dialectical Anthropology. He is also a frequent contributor to Ragged Edge, a well known disability rights magazine.

MICHAEL PELETZ is W. S. Schupf Professor of Anthropology and Far Eastern Studies at Colgate University. In July 2006, after a sabbatical year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, he will join Emory University as Professor of Anthropology. His most recent book is Islamic Modern: Religious Courts and Cultural Politics in Malaysia (2002).

NORIKO SEGUCHI received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2000. She is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of Montana, Missoula. Her main interests are human biodiversity, craniofacial morphometrics, dental anthropology, problems of “race,” human evolution in Asia, and the peopling of the Americas.

VIRGINIA VITZTHUM researches reproductive ecology, evolutionary endocrinology, and women’s and children’s health in Peru, Bolivia, Mongolia, and Germany. She has been a tenured professor at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and the State University of New York, Binghamton, an NSF Program Director, and an AAAS Science and Diplomacy Fellow (USAID). She received the 1984 AAPA Sherwood Washburn Award and was the UCR Honor’s Program Professor of the Year.