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Visiting Fellows

Brian Arnold 2015

Brian Arnold

Associate Professor of Photography, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University

Brian Arnold is a photographer, educator, and musician. With his photography, Brian continues to work with traditional black and white techniques and darkroom processes, often combining them with contemporary digital techniques. He teaches photography and has taught abroad and in the United States.

Carol Colfer giving keynote address at IUFRO 2014 World Congress

Carol Colfer

Visiting Fellow, CIIFAD, Cornell University, Senior Associate, Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia

Carol Colfer is a Senior Associate (anthropologist) with CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia); and a Visiting Fellow at CIIFAD (Cornell Institute for  International Food and Agricultural Development) at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She has long, ethnographic experience in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the United States; and global, forest-related experience in criteria and indicators, adaptive collaborative management and governance.

Nina Hein

Nina Hien

Adjunct Instructor, The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU; Adjunct Associate Professor, Online B.A. in Communication & Media, School of Professional Studies, CUNY

Nina Hien, a cultural anthropologist, specializes in media studies, visual cultures and art worlds in global, regional, national and urban contexts, particularly Southeast Asia, the United States and Vietnam, where she has conducted extensive ethnographic research. Her teaching approach is interdisciplinary and experimental, often integrating ethnographic methods and assignments into her classes.

Phi Van Nguyen

Phi Vân Nguyen

Postdoctoral fellow of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research

Phi Vân Nguyen was trained in international relations (Graduate Institute in Geneva), Southeast Asia studies (SOAS, London) and History (UQÀM, Montréal). She recently completed her dissertation on the 1954 Northern refugees in the Republic of Vietnam. Her research interest focuses on war, migration, religion and politics and she is preparing a book manuscript on the significance of the 1954 migration for Vietnamese nationalism from 1954 to 1975.

S. Osterreich

Shaianne Osterreich

Associate Professor and Ithaca Seminar Coordinator, Department of Economics, Ithaca College

Shaianne Osterreich is an associate professor of economics at Ithaca College. Her research interests are international trade, poverty alleviation, and gender, and she has been working on/with Indonesia since 2006. In 2005-2006 she was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. As a visiting fellow, she is working on the linkages between Indonesian manufacturing and the Decent Work agenda, put forth by the ILO and the Government of Indonesia.

Guo-Quan Seng

Guo-Quan Seng

Post-doctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore

Guo-Quan Seng's dissertation project "The Creole Chinese Family: Private Property, Family Law, and the Practice of Kinship in Dutch Colonial Java, 1830–1942, "examines how Chinese sojourners and settlers  in British Malaya and the Dutch East Indies negotiated their family life-strategies within the realm of colonial law, and how, in turn, colonial  reformers bargained modernizing reforms in the domain of "Chinese  family/private law" between the 1880s and 1930s.

Erick White

Erick White

Visiting Assistant Professor, Asian Studies, Cornell University

Dr. Erick White received his B.A. in religion from Amherst College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Cornell University. His dissertation research on contemporary Thailand focused on the cultural politics of spirit possession, the religious careers of spirit mediums, and the social significance of possession within Thai Buddhism and popular religiosity.