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BARBARA D. MILLER ""Cultural anthropology "is exciting because it CONNECTS with everything, from FOOD to ART. And it can help prevent or SOLVE world problems related to "social inequality "and injustice." Barbara Miller is Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, and Director of the Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) Research and Policy Program, at The George Washington University. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Syracuse University in 1978. Before coming to GW in 1994,...See more
BARBARA D. MILLER ""Cultural anthropology "is exciting because it CONNECTS with everything, from FOOD to ART. And it can help prevent or SOLVE world problems related to "social inequality "and injustice." Barbara Miller is Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, and Director of the Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) Research and Policy Program, at The George Washington University. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Syracuse University in 1978. Before coming to GW in 1994, she taught at the University of Rochester, SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College, Cornell University, and the University of Pittsburgh. For thirty years, Barbara's research has focused mainly on gender-based inequalities in India, especially the nutritional and medical neglect of daughters in northern regions of the country. In addition, she has conducted research on culture and rural development in Bangladesh, on low-income household dynamics in Jamaica, and on Hindu adolescents in Pittsburgh. Her current interests include continued research on gender inequalities in health in South Asia, the role of cultural anthropology in informing policy issues, and cultural heritage and public policy, especially as related to women, children, and other disenfranchised groups. She teaches courses on introductory cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, development anthropology, culture and population, health and development in South Asia, and migration and mental health. In addition to many journal articles and book chapters, she has published several books: "The Endangered Sex: Neglect of Female Children in Rural North India, "2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 1997), an edited volume, "Sex and Gender Hierarchies"(Cambridge University Press, 1993), a co-edited volume with Alf Hiltebeitel, "Hair: Its Power and Meaning in Asian Cultures "(SUNY Press, 1998), and "Cultural Anthropology, "3rd ed. (Allyn & Bacon, 2005). BERNARD WOOD "The BEST THING about "science "is being able to COLLABORATE with other "scientists,"" Bernard Wood is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Origins in the Department of Anthropology at The George Washington University and Adjunct Senior Scientist at the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution. He served as founding Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology at The George Washington University. A medically qualified paleoanthropologist, he practiced briefly as a surgeon before moving into full-time academic life in 1972. He earned a Ph.D. and D.Sc. from The University of London. He has taught at The University of London and The University of Liverpool. In 1995 he was appointed Dean of The University of Liverpool Medical School where he served until moving to Washington in 1997. He teaches a problem-based learning seminar for first-year undergraduates, courses on the fossil evidence for human evolution, evolutionary anatomy, and research methods, as well as teaching anatomy in the GW medical school. In 1968, when a medical student, Bernard joined Richard Leakey's first expedition to what was then called Lake Rudolf, and he has remained associated with that research group and pursued research in paleoanthropology ever since. His research centers on the reconstruction of human evolutionary history by developing and improving the analysis of the hominid fossil record. A "splitter," his interests include distinguishing betweenintraspecific and interspecific variation in order to devise sound taxonomic hypotheses, refinement of cladistic techniques for the recovery of phylogenetic information, reconstruction of early hominin function such as chewing and locomotion, and exploration of methods for studying the evolution of human growth and... See less
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