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

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Source: Notes on Contributors

vol. 18, no. 1, 2010
Issue title: Graduate Student Socialization in Anthropology
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VIOLA ALLO was raised in Cameroon and moved to the U.S. in 1998. After studying psychology and cultural anthropology, she returns to American River College, the first college campus she calls home. She begins the journey all over again. As a writer and poet.

CHRISTY DELAIR is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at Brown University. She has conducted research in Native North America and Taiwan, with research interests including international indigenous social movements, community formation, tradition revitalization, material culture, ethnic tourism and indigenous media. Her doctoral research focuses on the role of handicrafts in the understanding of community identity amongst Taiwan's indigenous peoples.

JESSICA FALCONE defended her dissertation, “Waiting for Maitreya: Of Gifting Statues, Hopeful Presents and the Future Tense in FPMT’s Transnational Tibetan Buddhism,” in the Fall of 2009. In May 2010, she will officially graduate with her PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University. She will join the Anthropology Department at Kansas State University as an assistant professor in the Fall of 2010.

AMELIA FAY is a doctoral student in the Department of Archaeology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her general interests include gender, colonialism and community collaboration in the Canadian Arctic. Her dissertation research focuses on the effects of colonialism among the eighteenth-century Labrador Inuit, particularly the effects on gender roles within Inuit society.

HANNA GARTH is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Apart from her interest in graduate socialization, her areas of inquiry include the anthropology of food, public health, the state, and development. Her doctoral studies focus on processes of food acquisition and culinary culture in Cuba. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Boston University.

KATHRYN GRABER is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include multilingualism, language contact, linguistic and cultural revitalization, scripts and writing systems, news media, media networks, socialism and postsocialism, and intellectual property. Her dissertation draws on ethnographic, historical, and sociolinguistic research in the Buryat territories of the Russian Federation to show how language use in mass media drives language shift.

MARC K. HÉBERT is a doctoral student in applied anthropology at the University of South Florida, where he is researching how the design of an e-government application system for food stamps and Medicaid is experienced by applicants as well as the librarians and NGO staff who assist them through the application process.

ANNEETH KAUR HUNDLE is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Her dissertation research examines emerging neoliberal development practices of Asian migrants and investors in Uganda and popular discourses on Asians in Uganda. Born in Chicago, IL, and intellectually influenced by travel experiences in East Africa and in the Punjab in India, Anneeth is interested in connections between anthropology and spiritual/political activism. She is a co-founder of the Anthropology Diversity Initiative.

KATHLEEN MILLARis a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology and the Academic Coordinator for the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown University. Her research focuses on questions of class and labor in the context of informal employment. She recently returned from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she conducted fifteen months of ethnographic fieldwork on the construction of economic practices and logics among informal recyclers on Rio's largest garbage dump.

SUSAN U. PHILIPS is Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Arizona. She is the author of The Invisible Culture and Ideology in the Language of Judges, and co-editor of Language, Gender and Sex in Comparative Perspective. Her current research focuses on Tongan lexical honorifics.

REBECCA PRAHLreceived her M.A. in Anthropology from Brown University. She currently works as Assistant Director of Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, NY.

CHRISTINE N. REISERis a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at Brown University. Her research and teaching draws on archaeology, ethnohistory, and public humanities to explore interests in communities, race, heritage, landscape, and mobility. Her dissertation research focuses on patterns of interconnection and movement among Native American communities in 18th and 19th century southern New England.

DANILYN RUTHERFORD is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Raiding the Land of the Foreigners: The Limits of the Nation on an Indonesian Frontier (2003). She has recently finished one manuscript, Laughing at Leviathan: Audience and Sovereignty in West Papua, and is working on another, Sympathy and Technology in the Making of Stone Age New Guinea.

SARA STEPHENS received her Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Manitoba in 2006. Since that time, she has been engaged in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), social justice and participatory evaluation projects for various organizations in Winnipeg. Currently she applies her anthropology education to her position as researcher and evaluator for a non-profit community health centre in Winnipeg.

ELI THORKELSON is a doctoral student in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is currently working on a dissertation about philosophical knowledge-making and university politics in France.