Ethnographic Edge has been funded by Mercy College’s Faculty Development Grant and Pukyong National University’s National Research Foundation Grant. Data analytics and web intelligence services are provided by internet technology company Recorded Future.

Eduardo ZacharyIMG_6938 Albrecht, the project’s research director, obtained his PhD in  Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He is currently program head of the International Relations and Diplomacy Program at Mercy College in New York, and was previously associate professor of anthropology and international studies at Pukyong National University in South Korea. He has served as visiting fellow at the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels and the International Peace Institute in New York.

Melih Kandemir, the project’s data scientist, is assistant professor at Ozyegin University in Istanbul. Previously he held a postdoc position at the University of Heidelberg and obtained his PhD from Aalto University in Finland. His research activity focuses on novel Bayesian inference techniques for deep learning, and their applications to computer vision, time series analysis, and medical image analysis problems.

Stephen Pax Leonard, the project’s linguistic anthropologist, is a fellow at Exeter College, University of Oxford. He previously was research fellow at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and obtained his D.Phil from the University of Oxford. He publishes on arctic language and identity, questions relating to existential anthropology, and the relationship between language, ideology, and power.

Carolina Santrovitsch da Silva, the project’s intern, is a risk analyst who currently works for the Brazilian Consulate in New York and studies international relations and diplomacy at Mercy College in New York.