Ecuador

Joshua Homan

PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Kansas

He is a sociocultural anthropologist focused on the ethnology of western Amazonia and the Andes-Amazon interface. Drawing from extensive ethnographic fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon, his work explores the intersections of technology, kinship, shamanism, and ethnogenesis.

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Representative publications:

Homan, J. (2016). Disentangling the Ayahuasca Boom: Local Impacts in Western Peruvian Amazonia. In B. C. Labate, C. Cavnar, & A. Gearin (Eds.), The World Ayahauasca Diaspora: Reinventions and Controversies (pp. 165-182). London: Routledge.

Homan, J. (2014). La Cordillera Escalera y el pueblo Shawi: Etnohistoria/The Cordillera Escalera and the pueblo Shawi: Ethnohistory.  In N. Pitman, C. Vriesendorp, D. Alvira, J. A. Markel, M. Johnston, E. Ruelas Inzunza, A. Lancha Pizango, G. Sarmiento Valenzuela, P. Álvarez-Loayza, J. Homan, T. Wachter, Á. del Campo, D. F. Stotz, & S. Heilpern (Eds.), Perú: Cordillera Escalera-Loreto. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 26 (pp. 167–175 & 356–363). Chicago, IL: The Field Museum.

Pitman, N., C. Vriesendorp, D. Alvira, J. A. Markel, M. Johnston, E. Ruelas Inzunza, A. Lancha Pizango, G. Sarmiento Valenzuela, P. Álvarez-Loayza, J. Homan, T. Wachter, Á. del Campo, D. F. Stotz, & S. Heilpern (Eds.). (2014). Perú: Cordillera Escalera-Loreto. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 26. Chicago, IL: The Field Museum.

Alvira, D., J. Homan, D. Huayunga, J. J. Inga, A. Lancha Pizango, A. Napo, M. Pariona, P. Ruiz Ojanama, & B. Tapayuri. (2014). Comunidades humanas visitadas: Patrimonio social y cultural/Communities visited: Social and cultural assets. In N. Pitman, C. Vriesendorp, D. Alvira, J. A. Markel, M. Johnston, E. Ruelas Inzunza, A. Lancha Pizango, G. Sarmiento Valenzuela, P. Álvarez-Loayza, J. Homan, T. Wachter, Á. del Campo, D. F. Stotz, & S. Heilpern (Eds.), Perú: Cordillera Escalera-Loreto. Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 26 (pp. 175–187, 363–374, & 518–521). Chicago, IL: The Field Museum, Chicago.

Alvira, D., J. Homan, D. Huayunga, J. J. Inga, A. Lancha Pizango, A. Napo, M. Pariona, P. Ruiz Ojanama, & B. Tapayuri. (2014). Patrimonio biocultural del pueblo Shawi: Uso de los recursos naturales, conocimiento ecológico tradicional y calidad de vida/The biocultural heritage of the Shawi people: Use of natural resources, traditional ecological knowledge, and quality of life. In N. Pitman, C. Vriesendorp, D. Alvira, J. A. Markel, M. Johnston, E. Ruelas Inzunza, A. Lancha Pizango, G. Sarmiento Valenzuela, P. Álvarez-Loayza, J. Homan, T. Wachter, Á. del Campo, D. F. Stotz, & S. Heilpern (Eds.), Perú: Cordillera Escalera-Loreto . Rapid Biological and Social Inventories Report 26 (pp. 187–203, 374–389, & 522–527). Chicago, IL: The Field Museum.


Japan

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Yuri Sato

Program-Specific Researcher in the Department of Philosophy at Kyoto University.

He received a PhD in philosophy at Keio University and a postdoc training in cognitive science at The University of Tokyo. His previous job was a research fellow at the University of Brighton (in a Leverhulme Trust project on diagrammatic reasoning). He is studying human thinking and reasoning, by applying theoretical ideas as in logic and philosophy to psychological experiments. He received the Best Paper Award at IEEE-VL/HCC 2015.

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Representative Publications:

Sato, Y., Stapleton, G., Jamnik, M., & Shams, Z. (in press). Human inference beyond syllogisms: an approach using external graphical representations. Cognitive Processing. 13 pages.

Sato, Y., Sugimoto, Y., & Ueda, K. (2018). Real objects can impede conditional reasoning but augmented objects do not. Cognitive Science, 42, 691-707.

Sato, Y., Wajima, Y., & Ueda, K. (2018). Strategy analysis of non-consequence inference with Euler diagrams. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 27, 61-77.

Sato, Y., Masuda, S., Someya, Y., Tsujii, T., & Watanabe, S. (2015). An fMRI analysis of the efficacy of Euler diagrams in logical reasoning. In: Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (pp. 143-151). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press.

Sato, Y., & Mineshima, K. (2015). How diagrams can support syllogistic reasoning: an experimental study. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 24, 409-455.


Morocco

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Senior Research Fellow at OCP Policy Center.

He is currently a Professor at the Graduate school of Economics and Governance, the university Mohammed VI in Rabat, and  a senior Research Fellow at OCP Policy Center.

Dr. Rezrazi is an expert on deradicalization and the president of the Moroccan observatory on extremism and violence.

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Representative Publications:

  • Insights Into Morocco’s Approach to Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism (ISPI, Milano, 2018)

  • Morocco's War Against Terrorism. The Case for Security Cooperation Today (2016)

  • le Livre Gris sur Le Terrorisme. Au Coeur de la Coopération sécuritaire Maroc-Europe  (Edit GODEFROY .JEAN-CYRILLE , Paris, 2015)

  • Etude Psycho-clinique sur les Operations Suicidaires dans la Société Contemporaine – Les Dynamiques Psychologiques Chez les Suicidaires Jihadistes- (Rabat, 2014)

  • Les résistances à la thérapie physique chez les patients traumatisés en cas d’accidents de circulation » (Morocco, 2013)


Korea

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Wooyeol lee

Research professor in the Department of Psychology at Korea University.

He studied the language development of children and the understanding of the prosocial behavior of infants for his master's degree at Yonsei University.  For his doctoral degree at Vanderbilt University, he studied various statistical models for analyzing data from psychological and educational research. Now he is interested in methods for analyzing experimental data, including data from functional magnetic resonance imaging.

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Representative publications: 

Lee, W. & Grimm, K. J. (in press). Generalized linear mixed-effects modeling programs in R for binary outcomes. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal. DOI: 10.1080/10705511.2018.1500141.

Lee, W., & Cho, S.-J. (2017). Detecting differential item discrimination (DID) and the consequences of ignoring DID in multilevel item response models. Journal of Educational Measurement, 54, 364-393.

Lee, W., Cho, S.-J., McGugin, R. W., Van Gulick, A. B., & Gauthier, I. (2015). Differential item functioning analysis of the Vanderbilt Expertise Test for Cars (VETcar). Journal of Vision, 15(13):23.

Lee, W., Kim, E. Y., Won, J., Lee, Y., & Kim, Y. (2010). Infants expect others to help one another achieve a goal. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1881-1885). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Lee, W. & Song, H. (2009). Two-year-old children use morphological cues to learn verb meanings. The Korean Journal of Developmental Psychology. 22(4), 111-123.


United States of America

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Jordan Kiper

Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA.

His work centers on the anthropology of religion, violence, and human rights. In studying these topics, he has conducted extensive fieldwork with ex-fighters and survivors of armed conflicts in the Balkans.

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Representative Publications:

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R. (In press). The logic and location of strong reciprocity: Anthropological and philosophical considerations. In M. Li & D. Tracer (Ed.), Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Fairness, Equity and Justice. New York: Springs.

Kiper, J., & Sosis, R. (2016). Shaking the Tyrant’s Bloody Robe: Evolutionary Perspectives on Intergroup Conflict, Religion, and Ethnic Violence. Politics and Life Sciences, 35(1), 27-40.

Kiper, J. (2015). War Propaganda, War Crimes, and Post-Conflict Justice in Serbia: An Ethnographic Account. The International Journal of Human Rights, 19(5), 572-591.

Sosis, R., & Kiper, J. (2014). Religion is more than Belief: What Evolutionary Theories of Religion tell us about Religious Commitments. In M. Bergmann & P. Kain (eds.), Challenges to Religion and Morality: Disagreements and Evolution (pp. 256-276). New York: Oxford University Press.

Sosis, R., & Kiper, J. (2014). Why Religion is better Conceived as a Complex System than a Normative Institution. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37, 275-276.