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This collection features research by John Bodley, professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington State University. Bodley is a cultural anthropologist with research interests in indigenous peoples, cultural ecology, and contemporary issues. Dr. Bodley (M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon) conducted field research with the Ashaninka, Conibo, and Shipibo indigenous groups in the Peruvian Amazon throughout his early career. He has visited other indigenous groups in Alaska, Australia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and the Philippines. He has held visiting academic appointments at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (1986), and the University of Uppsala, Sweden (1985). He was a visiting researcher at the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs in Copenhagen (1980). In 1986, Dr. Bodley served on the Tasaday Commission for the University of the Philippines Department of Anthropology in Manila. He was a member (1991-94) of the advisory subcommittee for the human rights section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility.

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