December 7, 2020
Shawn Dunlap is an anthropologist and Health Science Specialist in the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) at the Bedford VA Healthcare System. His most recent work engages Veterans experiencing homelessness, using ethnographic methods as part of a feasibility study aimed at creating a mobile application that reproduces those findings. His areas of interest are the implications of policy on Veterans experiencing homelessness, moral economies surrounding healthcare, and the use of technology to facilitate healthcare engagement and research.
December 7, 2020
Brittany works at Rescue/The Behavior Change Agency, a Public Health communications company specializing in reaching segments of the population who are most at-risk for certain health behaviors. Her responsibilities include research instrument design, implementation, and analysis for various federal and state and local organizations. She recruits, implements, facilitates, and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data from surveys and focus groups that are fielded all over the country both in-person and virtually. She conducts primary and secondary research and analysis to ensure that campaigns come from a place of cultural authenticity and ultimately make a difference for target populations. Before joining Rescue Agency as a Research Associate, she worked as a Data Analyst at government contractors Fors Marsh Group and Westat.
Ieva Jusionyte is an assistant professor of anthropology and social studies at Harvard University. Her book, "Savage Frontier: Making News and Security on the Argentine Border," traces how journalists who live and work in this remote border area selectively report on illegalized, yet legitimate activities, such as food smuggling or informal adoptions. Her new project, supported by an NSF grant, explores the everyday practices and experiences of first responders on the U.S.-Mexico border in order to expand our understanding of the human and social consequences of security policies and border enforcement.
Ryo Morimoto is an assistant professor of anthropology at Princeton University. From 2014 to 2018, Morimoto served as the Project Manager for the Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters Project at the Reischauer Institute at Harvard University. Morimoto studies anthropology and disaster, culture and sudden change, memory and material objects, and the selective remembrance of the nuclear in Japan.