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avatar for Sarah ShulistSarah Shulist (4)

Sarah Shulist is a linguistic anthropologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Queen's University, located on the territory of the Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples in what is currently called Ontario, Canada. Her work focuses on the social and political dimensions of Indigenous language revitalization.

“Proving” the language/culture connection
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Jeremy is an environmental anthropologist and currently a Postdoc at the University of Oregon studying watersheds and glaciers in the Pacific Northwest.

The Possibility of Anthropological Micropublishing
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Caio Flores-Coelho is an anthropologist and historian interested in visual anthropology and history of the landscape. He is an Adjunct Professor of History at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos and currently lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil. You can find him on twitter @caogris.

Brazil is going to eat you up! {part 5}: trying to not eat myself
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Dr. Zoe Todd (Red River Métis) (she/they) is a practice-led artist-researcher who studies the relationships between Indigenous sovereignty and freshwater fish futures in Canada. As a Métis anthropologist and researcher-artist, Dr. Todd combines dynamic social science and humanities research and research-creation approaches—including ethnography, archival research, oral testimony, and experimental artistic research practices—within a framework of Indigenous philosophy to elucidate new ways to study and support the complex relationships between Indigenous sovereignty and freshwater fish well-being in Canada today. They are a co-founder of the Institute for Freshwater Fish Futures, which is a collaborative Indigenous-led initiative that is ‘restor(y)ing fish futures, together’ across three continents. They are also a co-founder of the Indigenous Environmental Knowledge Institute (IEKI) at Carleton University. In 2020 they were elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, and in 2018 were the Presidential Visiting Fellow at Yale University.

from here to there
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P. Kerim Friedman is a professor in the Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan. His research explores language revitalization efforts among indigenous Taiwanese, looking at the relationship between language ideology, indigeneity, and political economy. An ethnographic filmmaker, he co-produced the Jean Rouch award-winning documentary, 'Please Don't Beat Me, Sir!' about a street theater troupe from one of India's Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (DNTs).

Looking back, looking forward
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Zoë Wool is assistant professor in the department of anthropology at Rice university. Zoë works at the intersection of (medical) anthropology, critical disability studies, STS, and queer theory. Most of her ethnographic work explores the intimacies, socialities, and materialities of life making among injured US soldiers and veterans. She's also been thinking about new feminist, queer, and cripistemological histories of neurology...among other things.

Introducing the Collective Anthro Mini Lectures Project for #COVIDcampus
avatar for Uzma Z. RizviUzma Z. Rizvi (9)

Uzma Z. Rizvi is an associate professor of Anthropology and Urban Studies at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY, and a Visiting Scholar at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Pakistan. Her current work focuses on Ancient Pakistan and UAE, during the third millennium BCE. She utilizes poetics as a mode through which to push the limits of archaeological theory. Additionally, her research focuses on ancient subjectivity, intimate architecture; memory, war, and trauma in relationship to the urban fabric, critical heritage studies at the intersections of contemporary art and history, and finally, epistemological critiques of the discipline in the service of decolonization.
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Nothing easy about this one
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Matt Thompson is Community Services Librarian for the public library in Suffolk, Virginia. He has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of North Carolina and has been blogging with Anthrodendum née Savage Minds since 2010.

Dear dendrites: Quarantine ethnography
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Ryan Anderson is a cultural and environmental anthropologist.

There and back again


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