Dr. Karen Quintiliani is a cultural anthropologist specializing in engaged ethnography and social change processes. Her areas of research have included political violence and reconciliation; cultural history of the Cambodian refugee experience; social welfare policy; gender and sexuality; health; youth cultures; and program development and evaluation. She is interested in global transitional spaces where cultures, symbols and rituals intersect to create new possibilities for interaction.
Dr. Melissa Maceyko is a linguistic anthropologist specializing in discourse analysis and democratic practice. Her areas of research have included social movement building; corruption; political advertising; gender and sexuality; language endangerment; and social justice issues related to language variation. She has conducted research in Papua, New Guinea and the United States.