MemberNicolas Morales

…Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS)…
…2015 – PhD in Anthropology and Communication, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (ongoing), Tarragona.

2012 MSc in Social Anthropology. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS), Mexico, D.F.

2004 MD, University of Santiago, Chile….

I’m a PhD student in Anthropology at Rovira i Virgili University. I’ve developed qualitative research projects linked to indigenous mental health (Tarapacá, Chile), everyday violences against children in urban spaces  (Iztapalapa, Ciudad de México) and effects on the subjectivity of Relatives of Disappeared-Detainees confronted to forensic evidences (Paine, Chile). My current research project is about the psychiatric reform in Chile from a historical and anthropological perspective.

MemberAnandi Silva Knuppel

…ng Committee – American Academy of Religion
Transnational Religious Expression: Between Asia and North America Seminar Steering Committee – American Academy of Religion
American Anthropological Association
Society for Visual Anthropology
Visual Scholarship Initiative – Emory University
Graduate Advisory Council – Graduate Division of Religion [Current Member]
Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion…
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My dissertation research focuses on the study of daily practices in transnational Hindu religious traditions, primarily contemporary Vaishnavism, through ethnographic, visual anthropology, and phenomenological methods. My research is supported by active participation in the Ethnographic Forum, Practices concentration, and Emory’s Visual Scholarship Initiative.

Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

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I am current a PhD Candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University, an Editorial Assistant for the Visual Anthropology Review, and a full-time Training Specialist and Special Projects Liaison at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.

MemberRoberta Brannon

…nislaw Malinowski and Claude Levi-Strauss”, “Mythic Nekyia: Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland”, “Depth Psychology and Culture: The Werewolf”
University of California Irvine, Irvine CA.

B.A. in Cultural Anthropology


Areas of Concentration: Arabic Cultures, Popular Culture, and American Indigenous Culture

Senior Thesis: Pacific Northwest Indigenous Cultures and the Symbol of the Raven

Senior Ethnographic Research: Gothic Su…

Interests include: Mythology, Popular Culture, Comparative Religions, Literature, Fine Arts, Horror, Fantasy, Dystopia, Retro-Futurism, Science Fiction, Pulp Fiction, Cultural Anthropology.

MemberJeremy Cohen

…ted Volume: A Reflexive Study of the Rituals Associated With Death And Dying Cohen, Jeremy, TBD. “Immortality and Existential Terror: Learning the Language of Living Forever.” Published by Berghahn Books.

August 2019 – Journal of Anthropology and Aging  Cohen, Jeremy, 2019. Review of Stafford, Philip B. The Global Age-Friendly Community Movement: A Critical Appraisal. 2019: New York: Berghahn Books. pp. 272.

2017 – Journal of Religion and Culture Cohen, Jere…

Jeremy Cohen’s ethnographic research focuses on communities and new religious movements seeking radical-longevity and immortality, as well as the historical and cultural framework of changing North American relationships to technology and death. Jeremy Cohen is currently ABD in the department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. He has presented his research at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Society for the Anthropology of Religion (SAR), and has given numerous guest lectures on transhumanism, immortality and the ethics of radical-longevity. His research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). B.A in Jewish Studies. M.A in Religious Studies, exploring digital mourning practices. 

MemberLijing Peng

…National University of Ireland, Maynooth 

PhD in Anthropology 2008.09 – 2014.10

Peking University 


B.S. in Ecology (cum laude) 2003.09 – 2007.07…
…Selected Publications: 

Peng L. “Between Aesthetic and Institutional Realms: the Vitality of Modern Mandarin Chinese Demonstrated by Shen Congwen’s Literature”, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology (under review)

Peng L. 2015. “Ethnicity and Nationhood: A Study of Contemporary Liminality in Ethnography Museum in Western Hunan, China.” Irish Journal of Anthropology (under review).

Peng L. 2015. “Book Review: Caroline Levine, Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy…

Selected Research Experiences:  1 Current museum anthropology research on Yeats Exhibition in National Library of Ireland 2 Chinese – Irish comparative literature study 2014 – 2015 2 PhD Research on early 20th century Chinese literary languages 2009 – 2014   3 Research on Epic Gesar in Kham and Amdo Tibet. 2008.09 – 2009.09

MemberJared Wark

Graduate student and philosopher most interested in the exploration of human love and sexuality, especially as it pertains to marriage and self-fulfillment. Other academic interests include the philosophical anthropology, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of language. Influences include Dietrich von Hildebrand, Karol Wojtyla, and Hans-Georg Gadamer, among others.

MemberMarielle R. Risse


Royal Geographical Society


British Society for Middle Eastern Studies
American Anthropology Association
Middle East Studies Association
Modern Language Association
Hakulyt Society
International Lawrence Durrell Society

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Macmillan. 2019.

“Teaching Literature on the Arabian Peninsula.” Anthropology News website, October 7, 2019.
“Accounts from the Journeys of the Brig ‘Palinurus’ Along the Dhofar Coast in the mid-180…

Teaching subjects: English literature, Arabic literature in translation, World literature in translation, Creative writing, Cultural Studies, Education. Research subjects: Gibali (Jebbali/ Sheri) culture, Dhofari and Omani history and culture, Intercultural Communication, English Literature, Travel Writing, Pedagogy, Anthropology

MemberEmily Smith

I specialize in research on 18th-century natural history collections and collectors, as well as the intersections between natural history and anthropology. I am especially interested in how recontextualizing historical narratives and reintegrating indigenous perspectives might yield a more wholistic understanding of human and “natural” landscapes.