Mariana K. Leal Ferreira (Ph.D. UC Berkeley--UC San Francisco, joint degree in 1996) is a medical anthropologist from Brazil using Critical Theory, including Theater and Pedagogy of the Oppressed, to protect the human rights of Indigenous Peoples and other minorities in North and South America. Her most recent books include Mapping Time, Space and the Body.
I hold a Ph.D. in Physics from the Brazilian Center for Research in Physics, Rio de Janeiro, in 1991, under the advisement of Francisco Antonio Doria and Newton da Costa. After my Ph.D., I spent three years as a researcher at the Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences, Stanford University.
Steve Savage balances his work as an educator, author and recordist. Savage is an active producer and recording engineer and has been the primary engineer on 7 records that received Grammy nominations. Savage holds a Ph.D. in cultural musicology. His book Bytes & Backbeats: Repurposing Music in the Digital Age from The University of Michigan Press uses personal recording ethnologies to reflect and comment on the evolution of musical genre and the cultural impact of sound reproduction technologies.