Claire R. Thomas

Claire R. Thomas is an attorney, advocate, and adjunct professor interested in migration, statelessness, human rights, and empowerment for women and girls facing poverty and gender-based violence. She graduated from the University of Chicago and also studied at the Université de Paris X, Nanterre. She holds a graduate degree from New York University’s Center for […]

Whitney Carter

Whitney Carter will receive her BA in Cultural Anthropology and Criminal Justice from Boston University in May 2016.  As an undergraduate, she completed a directed study entitled “The Destruction of Cultural Artifacts by the Islamic State” and an archeological internship in Menorca, Spain that focused on excavation and the protection of cultural resources.  Upon graduation, […]

Iklim Goksel

Iklim Goksel is an ethnographer specializing in rhetorical theory/criticism, gender and sexuality studies, Turkey, and the Middle East and North Africa. She earned her Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric from the U of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently completing a book manuscript based on her fieldwork in Turkey tentatively titled ‘Rhetorics of Virginity […]

M. Gabriela Torres

M. Gabriela Torres is an Associate Professor Anthropology at Wheaton College (MA). She is a Guatemalan-born anthropologist that specializes in the study of gender based violence and state formation. Beginning with her tenure as an AAA Leadership Fellow, she developed a commitment to serving the association and making anthropology matter in public debate. Her latest publication is a […]

Giulia El Dardiry

Giulia El Dardiry is a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology in the department of anthropology at McGill University. Her research explores the dynamics of Iraqi and Syrian displacement into Jordan, with specific attention to how home and belonging are being reconfigured and reimagined among refugee and host communities alike. Prior to her doctoral studies, she […]

Samantha Kittinger

Samantha N. Kittinger is finishing her undergraduate degree at SUNY Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY where she majors in Anthropology with a concentration on social/cultural anthropology and minors in Women & Gender Studies. Samantha spent the summer of 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey where she studied Turkish literature and history. She is currently working on […]

Heidi K Lam

Heidi K Lam is a contributing editor for the Society for East Asian Anthropology.  She is currently a PhD student at Yale University.  She is exploring the notion of cultural theming through her pre-dissertation ethnographic research in theme parks, museums, and commercial spaces within Japan. Heidi has been a member of the American Anthropological Association […]

Megan A Carney

Megan A Carney is a critical medical anthropologist specializing in migrant women’s health. She conducts research with Latin@ migrant communities in the Western US, and with North African communities in southern Italy. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate with the Comparative Border Studies Institute at Arizona State University. She is also affiliated faculty at […]

Maggie Dickinson

Maggie Dickinson is the Contributing Editor for the Society for the Anthropology of North America. She is a cultural anthropologist who works on food policy in New York City. Her research is concerned with hunger, poverty and inequality in the urban US. She has worked with anti-hunger advocates and activists on campaigns to expand access […]

Barbara Rylko-Bauer

Barbara Rylko-Bauer is a contributing editor for the Committee for Practicing, Applied and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA).  She is an adjunct associate professor of anthropology at Michigan State University and former book review editor for Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Her research and writing focuses on applied anthropology, health care access and inequalities, the intersection of health […]