University of Michigan
SAE President for 2014-2016
Pamela Ballinger works on questions of memory, identity, refugees and displacement, Italian fascism, and the methodological intersections between history and anthropology. Her geographical areas of specialization are Italy and the former Yugoslavia/Balkans.
Betsy Krause works on reproductive politics, economic anthropology, immigration, ethnographic writing, and methods of global-local encounters. Her current collaborative research focuses on Chinese immigrants working in Italy’s fast-fashion sector and related questions of value, well-being, and global families.
SAE Secretary for 2014-2016
Jessica Robbins-Ruszkowski is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Gerontology and the Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University. Her research in Poland focuses on aging, personhood and kinship, care, memory, historical political economy, and histories of science. She is developing new projects in Poland and the US that include fieldwork in hospice and palliative care, in urban/allotment gardens (działki), and in adult education classrooms.
My research focuses on the subjectivities and epistemologies of drug addiction and addictions treatment. My early work focused on identity and subjectivity among drug users in Ukrainian harm reduction programs. Currently, through my dissertation research, I seek illuminate how and why opiate users in Ukraine decide to seek out substitution therapy and adhere to treatment protocols from day to day. I am currently a doctoral candidate in Socio-cultural Anthropology and an M.P.H. student in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. I also hold an M.A. in Sociology from Central European University and a B.A. in Anthropology from Reed College.
University of Barcelona
Jaime Palomera is an anthropologist trained in the critique of political economy. He has conducted ethnographic research in the urban peripheries of Barcelona and Tarragona since 2006, analyzing a variety of contemporary topics: financialization, class and culture, home ownership, urban inequality, migration and political mobilization. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the ERC Grassroots Economics Project.
SAE Publications & Project Chair
Trained as a political anthropologist, Bilge researches questions of access and accountability through the corridors of power. Through the looking-glass of lobbying, her doctoral work looks into political and policy negotiations during Turkey’s contentious integration to the EU in Brussels. Her current research follows energy transport infrastructures connecting Europe and Asia via Turkey in their making.
SAE Memberships & Public Relations Chair
Heidi Bludau’s research on the global market for healthcare workers from the Czech Republic combines a number of research interests including medical anthropology, globalization, postsocialism and gender. Her current research explores the different ways that nurses develop and maintain professional identity, specifically as students.
Rozita Dimova is Associate Professor in South East European Studies at the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, chair of the Ghent Balkan Studies Research Group, and Faculty Member of the Centre on Culture and Gender, Ghent University, Belgium. Her research focuses on borders, materiality, aesthetics, movement and mobility of people in the Balkans.
University of St. Andrews
Stavroula Pipyrou is a Leverhulme Fellow and Lecturer at the University of St Andrews. Her research in Calabria, South Italy, focuses on linguistic minorities, governance, mafia, and the forced relocation of children. Her forthcoming monograph is entitled “Fearless Governance: Grecanici minority politics and violence in South Italy” (University of Pennsylvania Press).
University of Massachusetts Amherst
SAE Student Representative 2014-2016
Research interests: Urban and economic anthropology; cultural studies;
subjectivity; social movements; class, gender, and race; feminist
theory; modern Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East.
The City University of New York Graduate School and University Center
Nadeen M. Thomas is completing a PhD in cultural anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research focuses on the experiences of students of North African descent in a Parisian university, using higher education as a lens through which issues of integration, social mobility, and social exclusion can be examined. She is also interested in the relationship between the built environment and social organization and how the layout of urban areas creates spaces of belonging and non-belonging. Recently she has presented research on the French anti-veiling laws and the reinterpretation of public and private spaces, the Parisian public transportation system and its role in structuring geographic and social mobility, and the Parisian botanical gardens as an agent and symbol of national identity. Currently, Ms. Thomas teaches at The College of Mount Saint Vincent, Iona College, Hostos Community College, and William Paterson University.
Michael B. Munnik
University of Edinburgh
H-SAE Book Review Editor
Michael Munnik is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. His research explores the relationship between journalists in Glasgow and sources from the Muslim communities of that city, and the influence that relationship has on decisions made in the newsroom. Before returning to academic study, Michael worked in public radio with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He took a BJ at Carleton University and an MA at King’s College London.
Memorial University of Newfoundland
SAE/Berghahn European Books in Translation Series General Editor