Christine Schreyer is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on created language communities and the revitalization of endangered languages. Created language communities are groups of people who meet online and learn invented languages, usually from movies or books. This is Christine’s story of how she came to create a brand new alien language for the superman movie Man of Steel.
Christina Warinner is a scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Germany working on what she describes as “the archaeology of the invisible.” She and her team are developing new research practices for an emerging area of scientific study called mircrobial archaeology—the study of ancient bacteria. Her current work compares the gut microbiomes from ancient […]