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Leadership


Gwyneira

Gwyneira Isaac

Recovering Voices Role: RV Director, Researcher, Core Team
Recovering Voices Focus: American Southwest, Pueblo of Zuni, knowledge systems, material culture, visual anthropology, history of anthropology

Josh
Joshua Bell

Recovering Voices Role: Core Team, Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: Environmental knowledge, tangible and intangible cultural heritage, resource extraction, photography

Gabriela

Gabriela Pérez Báez

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher, Core Team
Recovering Voices Focus: Linguistic diversity, language endangerment, language revitalization, language documentation

Pan-Institutional Steering Committee

Marjorie

Marjorie A. Hunt

Recovering Voices Role: Steering Committee Member, Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: Research, public outreach and engagement, community collaboration, One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage program for 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and related educational and public outreach materials, Recovering Voices exhibition development

Robert
Robert Leopold

Recovering Voices Role: Steering Committee Member
Recovering Voices Focus: Archives and communities


Mary Linn

Recovering Voices Role: Steering Committee Member
Recovering Voices Focus: Language revitalization, language documentation and description, language curriculum and youth motivation, endangered languages and musics archives

Michael Mason
Michael Mason

Recovering Voices Role: Steering Committee Member
Recovering Voices Focus: Folklore, African diasporas, Caribbean, religion

Research Team

Josh

Joshua A. Bell

Recovering Voices Role: Core Team, Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: Environmental knowledge, tangible and intangible cultural heritage, resource extraction, photography

Aron

Aron L. Crowell

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: Collaborative research, exhibitions, and public programs to support indigenous knowledge and languages in Alaska, Alaska Director, Arctic Studies Center

Candace Greene
Candace Green

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: Promoting the research use of museum and archival collections; Native American art and material culture

Ives

Ives Goddard

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: Algonquian languages

Marjorie

Marjorie A. Hunt

Recovering Voices Role: Steering Committee Member, Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: Research, public outreach and engagement, community collaboration, One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage program for 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and related educational and public outreach materials, Recovering Voices exhibition development

Gwyn

Gwyneira Isaac

Recovering Voices Role: RV Director, Researcher, Core Team
Recovering Voices Focus: American Southwest, Pueblo of Zuni, knowledge systems, material culture, visual anthropology, history of anthropology

Mary Linn

Recovering Voices Role: Steering Committee Member
Recovering Voices Focus: Language revitalization, language documentation and description, language curriculum and youth motivation, endangered languages and musics archives

Time McCoy

Tim McCoy

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: Emphasizing focus on community needs; working with communities

Michael Mason

Michael Mason

Recovering Voices Role: Steering Committee Member
Recovering Voices Focus: Folklore, African diasporas, Caribbean, religion

 
William L. Merrill

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus:New World Indigenous knowledge of the environment; historical linguistics of New World languages, especially those of the Uto-Aztecan language family

Gabriela

Gabriela Pérez Báez

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher, Core Team
Recovering Voices Focus: Linguistic diversity, language endangerment, language revitalization, language documentation

Lucy

Lucy Thomason

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: Algonquian languages

Staff

Ruth

Judith Andrews

Recovering Voices Role: Program Assistant, Collections
Recovering Voices Focus: Community visits to collections; video recording; data and information management. Research interests include the relationships between museums and communities.

Lauren

Laura Sharp

Recovering Voices Role: Program Assistant, Administration
Recovering Voices Focus: Program administration, coordination and support, website and social media. Research interests include the Arctic, community research, traditional ecological knoweldge, knowledge systems.

 

Affiliates

Laura
Laura Ahearn

Recovering Voices Role: Reseach Associate
Recovering Voices Focus: linguistic anthropology; Nepal; South Asia

Juan

Juan José Bueno Holle

Recovering Voices Role: Predoctoral fellow
Recovering Voices Focus: Documentation and analysis of discourse and discourse pragmatics in indigenous and endangered languages

Victor
Víctor Cata

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: Bilingual stories, history, language documentation, language endangerment, language revitalization, Zapotec-Spanish

Haley
Haley De Korne

Recovering Voices Role: Predoctoral Research Fellow
Recovering Voices Focus: Research and documentation of Diidaxazá, analysis of education and policy approaches to raising the status of minoritized languages, attitudes and ideologies surrounding endangered languages, the role of literacy in language promotion, and processes of communication and collaboration between diverse stakeholders in endangered language contexts

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Sergio Jarillo de la Torre

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: Art, Material Culture, Oral traditions, Heritage, Trobriand Islands, Massim Region, Papua New Guinea

Kenava

Kenava Henry Ke’a

Recovering Voices Role: Research Associate
Recovering Voices Focus: Intangible and tangible heritage of the Purari Delta, Papua New Guinea

Lea
Lea S. McChesney

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: American Southwest, Pueblo of Hopi, Identity and Social Personhood, Gender, Material and Visual Culture, Cultural Heritage, History of American Anthropology

Scott

Scott Ortman

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: U.S. Southwest and Plains, Kiowa-Tanoan Languages and Archaeology, Knowledge Systems, Material Culture

Mark

Ruth Rouvier

Recovering Voices Role: Research Associate
Recovering Voices Focus: Community outreach, language documentation and revitalization, Miskitu

Mark

Mark A. Sicoli

Recovering Voices Role: Researcher
Recovering Voices Focus: Indigenous languages of Meso-America, Language Documentation and Preservation, Language Archives

Ruth

Mark Turin

Recovering Voices Role: Research Associate
Recovering Voices Focus: Language endangerment, cultural diversity, language policy and activism in the context of mother tongue instruction, and the Himalayan region (particularly Nepal, northern India, and Bhutan)

Hiroto

Hiroto Uchihara

Recovering Voices Role: Research Associate
Recovering Voices Focus: Uncovering the complex phonological systems of Tlacolula Valley Zapotec varieties, and to facilitate the communities to come up with orthographies. 

 

 

Fellows

 
Ingrid Ahlgren

 

Stéphanie Caffarel

 

Kate Reistenberg

 

 

 

Interns & Volunteers

 

Past Interns

Kate

Kate Reistenberg

Recovering Voices Role: Program Assistant Intern 
Recovering Voices Focus: Documentation and Revitalization of the Language and Traditional Ecological Knowledge of the Isthmus Zapotec Community Project

Kate

Eve Okura, University of Hawaiʻi-Manoa

Recovering Voices Role: Research Assistant Intern
Recovering Voices Focus: Language endangerment, language revitalization, Recovering Voices-University of Hawaiʻi ii revitalization research project

Kate

Kate Murray, Georgetown University

Recovering Voices Role: Research Assistant Intern
Recovering Voices Focus: Recovering Voices-University of Hawaiʻi ii revitalization research project: language revitalization research, data compilation and organization.

Kate

Rachel Vogel, Swarthmore College

Recovering Voices Role: Research Assistant Intern
Recovering Voices Focus: Recovering Voices-University of Hawaiʻi  revitalization research project

Jess Nesbitt

Jess Nesbitt
Recovering Voices Role: Intern
Recovering Voices Focus: I interned under Gabriela working with the Mexican languages documentation and ethnobotany projects, editing the database and developing an inventory of archival materials.

 

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Greyson Harris

Recovering Voices Role: Language Mapping Intern
Recovering Voices Focus: Application of GIS techniques to ethnographic research; interactive online language mapping project of the 2013 Folklife Festival

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Victoria Kirgesner

Recovering Voices Role: Program Outreach Intern
Recovering Voices Focus: Social media and general outreach, assists with seminars; Research interests include: organizational/corporate and individual identity construction on and offline, especially concerning social media.

Alexia
Alexia Fawcett

Recovering Voices Role: Website Development Intern
Recovering Voices Focus: web development, documentation, Latin America, and spatial language/cognition

Jana

Jena Maudlin

Recovering Voices Role: Public Outreach Intern
Recovering Voices Focus: public outreach; helped prepare for summer 2013 Breath of Life program; helped manage RV social media; helped research digital public outreach options; edited audio files