Dr. Newberry is currently researching early childhood education, care and development in Indonesia along with a project on photo-elicitation with local Blackfoot families. She is an urban and political anthropologist. She has published on domesticity and state community relations in Java, abstract labour in urban kampung neighbourhoods, rituals of rule in Indonesian development, non-governmental governance, democratization and empowerment. Her other interests include mapping and cultural meanings of landscape, built form and neighbourhood. Most of her work has been conducted in Indonesia.
Dr. Newberry is willing to accept graduate students interested in any of the above topics especially those relating to child and youth studies.
Dr. Kingfisher's research interests are: power and inequality, policy, governance, personhood, gender, language adn discourse, Canada, Aotearoa / New Zealand, and the United States. She is willing to accept graduate students in any of these areas
Dr. Cuellar is an anthropological archaeologist interested in social complexity and social inequality. She has conducted research in Ecuador since 2002 and welcomes inquiries from prospective MA students interested in developing research on complex societies in Ecuador or other parts of the world.
Professor Ferzacca is a cultural anthropologist interested in describing human experience in particular and comparative perspectives. Ferzacca generally uses the ethnographic method and ethnography to study health and medicine, the body, senses, and society, food and eating, expressive culture (mostly music), popular culture and the arts, urban relations and social life in Indonesia, Singapore, United States and Canada. Ferzacca’s analytical lens is focused around the premise that human experience is determined by what can be remembered in the process of becoming.
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