SAE President for 2012-2014
Much of Jeffrey Cole’s research and teaching explores the movement of people and products, with a geographical focus on Europe. Cole’s research explores varied aspects of migration, food and agriculture, with a focus on Italy.
University of Michigan
SAE President-Elect for 2012-2014
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.
University of Chicago
SAE Secretary for 2012-2013
Tracey Rosen is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. She received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award to conduct ethnographic fieldwork in Greece and is currently working on her dissertation, How “Made in China” is Made in Greece, on the impact of Chinese merchants and commodities in Greece. Specializing in Greece and China, her research and teaching interests include economic anthropology, global capitalism, critical theory, and psychoanalysis.
Wayne State University
SAE Secretary for 2013-2014
Yuson Jung is a social anthropologist who is interested in issues of consumption, food, globalization, and postsocialism. In her research, she explores spaces of consumer desire, development, and cultural politics in the aftermath of state socialism. Her ethnographic fieldwork has been in Bulgaria since 1999, and her current research focuses on on the cultural politics of food particularly looking at the intersection of the wine industry, agricultural development, and transnational governance to discuss issues of power, identity politics, and the political economy of taste.
SAE Secretary-Elect for 2013-14
Shawn Parkhurst is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director, Portuguese Studies at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.
SAE Treasurer for 2012-2014
Research Interests: Political and economic anthropology, specifically electoral politics, nationalism, democratization, and Europeanization; anthropology of food, marketing and consumption; late socialist and post-socialist Lithuania
Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, Hebrew University
SAE Program Chair for 2013
Specializations and interests: Religion and secularism, law, linguistic and urban anthropology, Istanbul, London, Europe.
Recent publication: Jewish Life in Twenty-First-Century Turkey: The Other Side of Tolerance (Indiana University Press 2011)
Director of European Field Studies Program, Department of Anthropology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
SAE Program Chair for 2014
Research Interests: Anthropology of environment, health, and food; social movements; race, ethnicity, and social inequalities; area specializations in Hungary, Roma (Gypsies), Portugal, and the European Union.
Program Chair-Elect, 2014
Jaume Franquesa is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Buffalo. Research interests include Spain, Southern Europe, economic anthropology, urban anthropology, tourism and heritage, urban renewal and gentrification, wind farms and the political economy of alternative energy.
SAE Publications & Project Chair
Noelle Mole is a political and medical anthropologist. She teaches in the Expository Writing Program at New York University. She is the author of Labor Disorders in Neoliberal Italy.
University of Alberta
Jaro Stacul has conducted research on localism and local identity in the Italian Alps, and has recently started a new project on ‘The Making and Unmaking of Political Subjectivities in Post-Socialist Poland’ that involves fieldwork in the Baltic city of Gdansk.
Ermitte St. Jacques
Lecturer-Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology
University of Denver
SAE Memberships & Public Relations Chair
Ermitte St. Jacques’ research concerns the relationship between the economic integration of Senegalese and Gambian immigrants in Catalonia, Spain and their participation in transnational activities that enable them to maintain multiple social ties with their countries of origin.
University of Toronto
SAE Member-at-large 2012-2014
Andrea Muehlebach’s first book, The Moral Neoliberal: Welfare and Citizenship in Italy, explored ethics and moral authoritarianism and their crucial role in the privatization of social services in neoliberal Italy. She is currently working on the museumization of Fordism (factories, machines, bodies, and forms of labor) in Sesto San Giovanni, the Northern Italian “City of Factories,” where she continues to conduct fieldwork, as well as on the problem of precariousness in the city of Milan.
University of Washington
SAE Student Representative 2012-2014
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.
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Oakland, CA.
H-SAE Co-editor and Webmaster
Research Interests: Environmental prevention of substance use problems in different cultures, ethnographic assessment of workplace policy, fieldwork methods. Regional interests: Western U.S., Greece, Europe.
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.