Associate Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University,
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.
Professor, Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Norway
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.
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
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.
Professor, Kangwon National University, Social Anthropology, South
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.
École des Haute Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris,
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.
David A. Kideckel
Professor and Chair of Department of Anthropology, Central Connecticut
State University, U.S.A.
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.
John S. Schoeberlein
Research Associate, Russian Research Center, Anthropology,
Harvard University, U.S.A.
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.
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
credits: Noni Korf Vidal (Borneman, DiBella, Fisher, Han, Johansen
& Schoeberlein) and
Linda Fisher (Bringa, Kideckel, & Vidal)
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