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G. Tucker Childs

G. Tucker Childs (1948-2021) received his PhD in Linguistics in 1988. His dissertation was The phonology and morphology of Kisi. Tucker helped to run the African language program in its early days while he was a student.

Mariane Ferme

Research Interests: Sierra Leone, West Africa and North Africa; sociocultural theory and methods; history of anthropology; the political imagination; access to justice and transitional justice institutions; materiality; rural livelihoods.

Larry Hyman

Research Interests: Phonology; Tonal Geometry; Bantu Languages; Comparative Bantu On-Line Dictionary (CBOLD)

Jenna Johnson-Hanks

Research Interests: Fertility; Nuptiality; Education; Social organization; Qualitative methods.

Jean Lave

Research Interests:  Education.

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