Convening Pictures and Bio
Knowledge and understandings about the field cannot be limited to the words of those who make significant contributions. It is important to have an understanding of the author of those words for it is in that context we better perceive their meaning. These brief biographies are offered in the spirit of fostering deeper understandings. Readers are encouraged to browse the internet for additional information on these and other important scholars in the field. In addition, most of the contributors to the digital installation are living legacies; therefore, in the spirit of visual anthropology it is important for us to visually identify the individuals who have helped to build the field. Traditionally, publications have simply presented brief bios of contributors, here we go one step further, including their pictures, with the hopes that visual recognition of these scholars will increase conversations that reach across ideological, theoretical, methodological, and generational borders. The ability to put a face to the name is empowering.
(In this section as in other sections of the database, contributors are identified by their institutions as of the 2006 proceedings, which may differ from this 2018 publication date.)