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USF Research Team

S. Elizabeth Bird is Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida. Her specialties include the role of media in culture, folklore, memory, and cultural heritage. She has published and over 100 articles and book chapters. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (Annenberg School for Communication), and serves on several international journal editorial boards.
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Fraser Ottanelli is Professor of History at the University of South Florida in Tampa.  His areas of specialization are ethnic and labor History, comparative migration, and US history. On these topics he has authored two-books and many articles and essays.  Currently he serves on the Executive Committee and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) at NYU.
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