Kurt Dewhurst

Director, Curator, and Professor · Michigan State University

Expert on: Museum Studies, Folklore, Folk Art, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Cultural Policy, International Cultural Engagement

Cultural Heritage Practice International Engagement Cultural Policy Folklore and Folklife Museum Studies

Elizabeth Olson

Associate Professor of Anthropology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in medical and environmental anthropology, ethnobotany, and Indigenous medicinal plants

Rural Humanitarian Aid in Guatemala Traditional Healing Systems Sustainable Development Public Health Medicinal Plants

Eric Gable

Professor of Sociology and Anthropology · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Gable is an expert on museum studies, heritage, and the religion and politics of West Africa and of Outer Island Indonesia.

Anthropology Museum Studies Heritage Religion and Politics of West Africa and Outer Island Indonesia

Stephen Hanna

Professor of Geography · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Hanna's research in cultural geography explores how our pasts are represented in monuments and museums.

Cartography and GIS Southern plantation museums Confederate memorials Cartography Geographic Information Systems (Gis)

Joanne Hammond

Archaeologist · Pacific Heritage Research

Heritage expert connected to BC's archaeology and Indigenous heritage communities, dedicated to public outreach on BC's past.

Archaeology Archaeological Research Archaeological Survey land use studies Heritage

Professor Saffron Karlsen

Associate Professor in Sociology · University of Bristol

Investigating ethnicity and ethic identities to overcome discrimination

FGM Prejudice Identity Ethnic Backgrounds Race

Brett Riggs

Professor · Western Carolina University

A research archaeologist, Brett Riggs is a former deputy tribal historical preservation officer for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Landscape Archaeology Prehistoric Archaeology Cultural Heritage Excavation Protection Of Cultural Heritage

Laura Madokoro

Assistant Professor, History and Classical Studies · McGill University

Laura's research focuses on the history of race, refugees and religious and secular humanitarianism.

Refugee and Human Rights Issues Immigration Canadian History Archives Heritage

Crystal Marull

Lecturer · University of Florida

Crystal Marull's research is in bilingualism and second language acquisition.

Distance/Online Learning Pedagogy Second Language Pedagogy Heritage Language Acquisition Education Second Language Processing

Candace Keller

Associate Professor of African Art and Visual Culture · Michigan State University

Candace M. Keller is an expert in African art and West African photography

West African Photography African Arts

Krystyn Moon

Professor · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Moon is an expert in U.S. immigration history, popular culture, race and ethnic studies, foodways, gender and sexuality, & consumerism.

Consumerism Foodways Popular Culture U.S. Immigration History Race and Ethnic Studies

Jacquelyn Micieli-Voutsinas

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas is a critical museum studies scholar with expertise on 9/11 memory and landscapes of terrorism, broadly defined.

Post-9/11 Heritage Debates Museum Studies Memory and Geopolitics 9/11 Memorial Landscapes Cultural Heritage at Sites of Terrorism

Emile Lester

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Lester is an expert in church and state issues, especially controversies surrounding teaching religion in schools.

American Constitutional Law Church and State Issues Teaching Religion in Schools Minority Religious Groups Political Philosophy

Marsha MacDowell

Professor and Curator · Michigan State University

Marsha MacDowell is an expert in museums and communities, traditional material culture studies and digital preservation

Women's Art Art and Health Folklife and Museums Quilt Studies Community-Engaged Museum Work

Matt Sakakeeny

Associate Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology · Tulane University

Matt Sakakeeny studies the intersections of music, race and power.

Music Musicology Music Anthropology Ethnomusicology Brass Bands

Kelly Ylitalo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Public Health · Baylor University

An expert in Physical Functioning, Obesity and Diabetes, Survey Methodology, and Physical Activity.

Physical Activity Obesity and Diabetes Physical Functioning Survey Methodology

Angela G Sebby

Assistant Professor · Western Carolina University

Angela Sebby's research interests include Destination Marketing Organizations, rural tourism, eco-tourism, and sustainable tourism.

Hospitality and Tourism Eco-Tourism Destination Marketing Organizations Rural Tourism Sustainable Tourism

Jason James

Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology · University of Mary Washington

Jason James' research comes out of a fascination and dismay at the power of collective identities with nations, ethnic groups, and "races."

Anthropology Sociology German Studies Nationalism Tourism

William Perez

Professor · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Educational Leadership and Administration

Immigration Status & Nationality Race and Ethnicity Diversity Social Identity Motivation

Mara Scanlon

Professor of English · University of Mary Washington

Professor of English, Department of English, Linguistics and Communication

Digital Humanities Women’s Literature and Feminist Theory Twentieth-Century Literature Asian American Studies Bakhtinian theory