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Death of the Father

Project Participants

  photo: John Borneman John Borneman
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University, U.S.A.

Borneman, Ph. D. 1989 Harvard University, specializes in political/legal anthropology. He has written widely on national identity in Germany, ethnic and sexual identities, everyday structures of the Cold War, and culture and international order. His most recent work is on the effects the uses of retributive justice in preventing cycles of violence in post-socialist states.

email: johnborneman@yahoo.com


  photo: Tone Bringa Tone Bringa
Professor, Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Norway

Bringa, Ph.D. 1991 London School of Economics and Political Science, specializes in ethnicity and religion. She is one of the few active anthropologists working in Bosnia. She is the author of Being Muslim the Bosnian Way, and her 1992 film, We Are All Neighbors (Grenada TV), won several international awards for ethnographic documentary. In 1995, she worked as a United Nations consultant for UNPROFOR in Bosnia and Croatia.

email: tbringa@ibm.net


  photo: Maria Pia Di Bella Maria Pia Di Bella
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France

Di Bella, anthropologist, specializes in the relation between religion and law. She started her fieldwork in 1973 with a research on conversions to Pentecostalism in southern rural Italy. Later, she worked on the representations of justice in West Sicily. Now she focuses on the Sicilian religious and legal staging of crime and criminals and has written extensively on these topics. She is currently preparing a comparative work on capital punishment in Europe and the United States, after Second World War.

email: 106120.776@compuserve.com


  photo: Linda Fisher Linda Fisher
Media Artist/Web Designer- Cornell University, USA

Fisher is videographer/composer/web designer for the Death of the Father projects. Her interests embrace the interfaces between art, scholarship and technology. She has toured both the U.S. and Europe in performance of solo and ensemble works for digital and acoustic instruments and as a collaborative performer of large-scale electro-acoustic installations. In addition to her current artistic pursuits, which involve composing a video opera, Fisher is is also a web designer at the School of Industrial & Labor Relations at Cornell.

email: lf16@cornell.edu
website: http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/lf16/


  photo: Kyung Koo Han Kyung-Koo Han
Professor, Kangwon National University, Social Anthropology, South Korea

Han, Ph.D. 1990 Harvard University, specializes in the relations of ideology, labor structure, and political structure in postwar Japan. He has recently completed studies on structural change in Japan, the consumption of culture and the impact of globalization on Korean society. He currently oversees the "culture" section in a longterm joint Korea-Japan study sponsored by the Center of Asiatic Studies at Korea University and the Japan Foundation of Japan.

email: hanthro@hitel.kol.co.kr


  photo: Baber Johansen Baber Johansen
École des Haute Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France

Johansen specializes in the history of Islamic law, especially on the 9th-12th centuries. He also works on contemporary topics, including modern intellectual life and jurisprudence of 20th century Arab courts. He has lectured extensively at American and European universities, and his works on Islam and Islamic law have been published in many languages, including French, German, Arabic, and English. From 1972 to 1995 when he moved to Paris, Johansen was professor of Islamwissenschaft at the Free University of Berlin (Germany). He is historian-in-residence for the Death of the Father project.

email: 106120.776@compuserve.com


  David A. Kideckel
Professor and Chair of Department of Anthropology, Central Connecticut State University, U.S.A.

Kideckel, Ph.D. 1979, University of MA-Amherst, specializes in comparative political economy with a focus on rural life. He has written widely on regional and local social change during and after the socialist period in East and Central Europe. His current research focuses on changing class relations, labor activism, and the transformation of work in East European post-socialism/neo-capitalism.

email: Kideckel@ccsu.edu
website: http://www.anthropology.ccsu.edu/dak-use.html



photo: John Schoeberlein John S. Schoeberlein
Research Associate, Russian Research Center, Anthropology, Harvard University, U.S.A.

Schoeberlein, Ph.D. 1991 Harvard University, is an authority on ethnic and cultural identity and its relation to changes in political form in the southern republics of the former Soviet Union. He is the first non-Russian anthropologist to do participant observation/fieldwork in the Central Asian Republics. Since 1990, he has been an associate of the Russian Research Center and the Anthropology Department, and he is in charge of the Central Asia Program, at Harvard University.

email: schoeber@fas.harvard.edu
website: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~centasia/schoeberlein.html


  Noni Korf Vidal
Curator for Visual and Electronic Collections, University Library, Cornell University, U.S.A.

Vidal is curator for visual and electronic collections at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of Kroch Library. She designs and manages several digital projects that provide access to faculty working with digital collections and other online resources. Her background in film making and graphic design led her to pursue a graduate degree (MS) in communication from Cornell and to specialize in multimedia imaging.

email: nk11@cornell.edu
website: http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/nk11/



Photo credits: Noni Korf Vidal (Borneman, DiBella, Fisher, Han, Johansen & Schoeberlein) and Linda Fisher (Bringa, Kideckel, & Vidal)

(c) 1999 John Bornerman & Linda Fisher, All Rights Reserved