Michael D. Fischer

Vice-PresidentMichael D. Fischer

Fischer is Vice-President of HRAF, Co-Director of HRAF Advanced Research Centers, and PI for HRAF’s NSF-sponsored iKLEWS project to advance eHRAF World Cultures using data science to develop a services platform with services to better leverage HRAF’s resources for a wide range of research where cross-cultural comparison can make a major contribution.

He is an anthropologist who has worked mainly in the Punjab and Swat in Pakistan, and the Cook Islands, but has field experience on all continents other than Antarctica. Interests include computational anthropology, mathematical anthropology, interactive ethnographic media, anthropological theory, kinship theory, cultural change and continuity, invention, the evolution of public discourses, diffusion of technological knowledge.

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