About: People: Past Personnel

Bill Kelleher
Bill Kelleher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Syracuse University and a co-founder of EUI. Together with Nancy Abelmann he ran the Center for Advanced Study (CAS) Faculty and Student interdisciplinary seminar on the Ethnography of the University in 2003-04. Bill also co-taught the first "Ethnography of the University" course in the Department of Anthropology. Bill's interests in narrative and networks were critical to the intellectual shape that EUI took.  Bill was also an active member of EBC, the Ethnography of the Brown Commemoration.  Bill recently taught an EUI course at Syracuse.
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Hyunhee Kim
Hyunhee Kim is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was a coordinator for EUI from 2008-2009.

David McDonald
David McDonald is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University and former Program Coordinator for the Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI). As Program Coordinator, McDonald expanded EUI's research and data collection protocols, developed EUI's IDEALS repository of past student research, and coordinated the design and implementation of the current EUI website. He is a recent graduate of the ethnomusicology program at the University of Illinois (Ph.D. 2006) where he specialized in the anthropology and ethnomusicology of the Middle East. His research examines the lives of artists and musicians currently active in the Palestinian resistance movement. McDonald has a forthcoming book titled My Voice is My Weapon: Music, Nationalism, and the Poetics of Palestinian Resistance.
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Tim McDonough
Tim McDonough is Academic Director at Unit One/Allen Hall, and was a coordinator for the EUI from 2006 to 2008. McDonough is also on our Internal Advisory Board.

Catherine Prendergast
Catherine Prendergast is Director of the Undergraduate Rhetoric Program and Professor of English, core faculty of the Center for Writing Studies, and affiliate faculty of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center. She is author of Literacy and Racial Justice: The Politics of Learning after Brown v. Board of Education, which examines the tangled history of literacy initiatives and civil rights movement, and Buying into English: Language and Investment in the New Capitalist World, a critical ethnography of English language learners in a postcommunist state. Catherine Prendergast served as co-director of EUI from 2007 to 2008. Prendergrast is also on our Internal Advisory Board.
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Gardner Rogers
Gardner Rogers served as the first EUI project coordinator in 2005-06 and before that as an innovative EUI instructor.  As project coordinator, Gardner was indefatigable in his always amicable work with faculty and students. Gardner worked hard to begin EUI work with IDEALS; systematized and brought enormous energy to the bi-annual EUI Student Conference; was an intellectual and editorial force in the final stages of the EBC Report (the Ethnography of the Brown Commemoration); and served as a wonderfully enthusiastic spokesperson for the Initiative.

Jason C. Romero
Jason Romero is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology and was a coordinator for EUI from 2009-2010.

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