S. Elizabeth Bird is Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida. Her specialties include the role of media in culture, folklore, and cultural heritage. She has published four books, the most recent being The Anthropology of News and Journalism: Global Perspectives (Indiana University Press 2009), and has written more than 60 articles and book chapters. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (Annenberg School for Communication), serves on several international journal editorial boards, and is an external member of the Centre for Memory Studies, University of Warwick, U.K.
Erin H. Kimmerle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida. Her research is in the areas of forensic anthropology, human rights and transitional justice. She has published in anthropology and forensic science journals and is the first author of the book, Skeletal Trauma: Identification of Injuries in Human Rights Abuse and Armed Conflict. Her worked is based on numerous missions in Nigeria, Peru, Kosova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Bermuda since 2000. Other professional appointments include state and national mass disaster response teams and Adjunct Senior Lecturer for the College of Medicine, Lagos State University, Nigeria.
Fraser Ottanelli is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His areas of specialization are ethnic and labor History, comparative migration, and US history in a global age. On these topics he has authored two-books and numerous articles and essays. He is currently completing a book manuscript, Migration and the Shaping of Ethnic Identity, to be submitted to Illinois University Press. Professor Ottanelli has been a Visiting Scholar in the Department of History and Civilization of European University Institute, Florence (Italy) and a Professeur Associé at the Université Paris VII—Denis Diderot (France). Currently he served on the Executive Committee and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) at NYU.
John O. Obafunwa, M.D., F.R.C. Path, L.L.B. is the Professor and Head of Department of Morbid Anatomy and the Provost of the Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. Professor Obafunwa was the State Pathologist for Cayman Islands and the Republic of Bermuda. He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and also a delegate to the International Academy of Legal Medicine. He is a member of the British Association of Forensic Pathologists and the World Association of Police Surgeons. He has numerous publications and scientific presentations.
Gregory Berg, Ph.D. is a forensic anthropologist at JPAC-CIL (Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command – Central Identification Laboratory). He has participated in CIL recoveries in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Germany, Wake Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, and North and South Korea. Dr. Berg has published in international peer reviewed journals and is in the process of completing an edited book.