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Michael Osmera

Dr. Michael Osmera is an anthropologist whose educational background includes an undergraduate degree in philosophy, two master's degrees (one in public affairs, which emphasized studies in economics, public policy analysis, and international relations, and the other in anthropology), and a Ph.D. in anthropology. In the early 1970's he lived in the Middle East and Asia, including serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan where he worked as an English teacher on the United Nations veterinary project serving settled farmers and pastoral nomads. His later anthropological studies have included regular trips to Nepal and South Asia to observe changes brought by tourism. Currently, Michael is an adjunct faculty member in the Anthropology Department at Linfield College.