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ELIZABETH ELLIOTT COOPER

Department of Anthropology University of Alabama Box 870210 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0210 Email: eecooper@ua.edu

EDUCATION University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida Ph.D., Applied Anthropology, 2009 Specialization: Nutritional anthropology, health policy, Southeast Asia Dissertation: Hunger of the Body, Hunger of the Mind: The Experience of Food Insecurity in Rural, Non-Peninsular Malaysia M.P.H., Global Health, 2006 Specialization: Global Health Practice Special Project: From International Priority to Local Reality: A Cross-Cultural Perspective on WIC and the Malaysian PPKZM University of South Carolina Honors College, Columbia, South Carolina B.A., Anthropology, Magna Cum Laude with Honors, 2003 Specialization: Cultural (Medical Humanities minor) Honors Thesis: Eye of the Beholder: A Qualitative Study of the Concept of Beauty through Photography and Dialogue POSITIONS HELD 2010-present Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 2009-2010 2007-2008 Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania Visiting Scholar, Fakulti Sains Sosial, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia

RESEARCH INTERESTS Food security, dietary delocalization, food-based identities, hunger and household coping strategies, female entrepreneurs, anthropology of education, pedagogy, Internet culture, cognitive and visual methodologies GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS Non-peninsular Malaysia (particularly the rural Malay communities of Sarawak state) Southeastern U.S. (student populations at the University of Alabama) LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Conversant in standard and Sarawak-dialect Malay (bahasa Melayu) PUBLICATIONS: ARTICLES & CHAPTERS Cooper, E.E. (forthcoming). Does Child Food Exist for Rural Malays? A Mixed Methods Approach to Food and Identity. Food and Foodways. Cooper, E.E. (forthcoming). Pop Culture Pedagogy: Television and Film as Ethnographic Data. Southern Anthropologist.

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Cooper, E.E. & Stein, M. (forthcoming). Audiovisual Media as a Pedagogical Tool: A Brief Annotated Bibliography. Southern Anthropologist. Cooper, E.E. (forthcoming). Something to Sink their Teeth Into: Teaching Culture through Food. Transformations. Cooper, E.E. (2013). Evaluating Household Food Insecurity: Applications and Insights from Rural Malaysia. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 52(4):294-316. Westhoff, W.W., Cohen, C.F., Cooper, E.E., Corvin, J. & McDermott, R.J. (2012). Cooperation or Competition: Does Game Theory Have Relevance for Public Health? American Journal of Health Education, 43(3): 175-183. Cooper, E.E. (2012). Ethnocentrism. In J. Jackson, (Ed.). Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. New York: Oxford University Press, February 23, http://oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/view/document/obo-9780199766567/obo9780199766567-0045.xml?rskey=koaeJe&result=1&q=ethnocentrism#. Cooper, E.E. (2011). Kids Eat Porridge: Applying Local Knowledge to the Improvement of a Supplementary Feeding Program. In G. Ferroro, (Ed.). Applied Anthropology Course Reader. Detroit: Gale. Cooper, E.E. (2008). Hunger of the Body, Hunger of the Mind: A Comparative Assessment of Child Anthropometry and Household Food Security. In A.M. Vicziany, (Ed.). Is this the Asian Century? Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. Melbourne: Monash Asia Institute, Monash University. Cooper, E.E., & Whiteford, L. M. (2008). Finding Theory through LOST: Teaching Anthropological Theory with Television. In P.C. Rice and D.W. McCurdy (Eds.), Teaching Strategies in Anthropology. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 5. Himmelgreen, D., Romero Daza, N., Cooper, E. E., & Martinez, D. (2007) I Dont Make the Soups Anymore: Pre- to Post-Migration Dietary and Lifestyle Changes among Latinos Living in West-Central Florida. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 46: 1-18. SUBMISSIONS Cooper, E.E. (in revision). Foods that Unite and Divide: Changing Concepts of Child Identity and Family in Rural Malay Communities. Invited chapter for Cheng Sim Hew (Ed.), For Better or for Worse: Marriage and Family in Sarawak: Whiting and Birch Publishers. PUBLICATIONS: REVIEWS & COMMENTARY Cooper, E.E. (forthcoming). Review of The Philosophy of Food. Invited book review for Ecology of Food and Nutrition. Cooper, E.E. (2013). Review of Chinese Food and Foodways in Southeast Asia and Beyond. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 52(1):85-91. Cooper, E.E., Lynn C.D., & Wolfgram, M. (2013). Teaching Technologies for Research, Collaboration, and Dissemination. Anthropology News. February 6, http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2013/02/06/teaching-technologies-forresearch-collaboration-and-dissemination/.

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PROFESSIONAL PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS Cooper, E.E. (2013, March). Food for One or For Many? Evaluating Malaysias Food Supplementation Program for Children. Oral presentation at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Denver. Cooper, E.E. (2013, March). Exotics on Campus: Teaching Applied Anthropology in University Settings. Oral presentation at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society, Johnson City, TN. Morrow, S.E. & Cooper, E.E. (2013, February). Consensus in Context: When Agreement is an Artifact of the Tool. Oral presentation at the Society for Anthropological Sciences (SASci) Annual Meeting, Mobile, AL. Cooper, E.E. (2012, October). The Student as Applied Anthropologist: Combining Research & Service Learning for Enhanced Impact & Funding. Presented as a poster at the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Symposium at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) 2012 Meeting, Hamilton, Canada. Cooper, E.E. (2012, March). Food Insecurity and the Hunger Experience: Points of Overlap and Divergence for Malay Households. Oral presentation at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, MD. Collier, L., Roy, K., Luehmann, C., Wilson C., & Cooper, E.E. (2012, March). StudentDriven, Library Ethnography: Initial Results from an On-Going Collaboration. Presented as a poster at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, MD. Cooper, E.E. (2012, March). Learning by Doing: Two Models for Engaged, Classroom-Based Ethnography. Oral presentation at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society, Birmingham, AL. Cooper, E.E. (2012, February). Keropok Kids: Food-Based Identity Markers for Rural Malay Children. Oral presentation at the joint meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research and the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group, Las Vegas. Cooper, E.E. (2011, November). Kids Eat Porridge: Cultural Models of Child and Adult Food within Rural Malay Households. Oral presentation at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal. Cooper, E.E. (2011, March). Pop Culture Pedagogy: Using Television as Ethnographic Data. Oral presentation at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society, Richmond, VA. Cooper, E.E. (2011, March). Coffee, Soups and Keropok: Local Malay Strategies for Appetite Control. Oral presentation at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Seattle. Cooper, E.E. (2010, November). Sweet Simplicity: Food Supplementation and the Misrepresentation of Coastal Malay Villages. Oral presentation at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans.

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Cooper, E.E. (2010, November). More Inclusive Methods in Community Nutrition. Presented as a poster at the 138th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver. Cooper, E.E. (2010, March). Good Mother, Bad Mother: The Interplay of Child Nutritional Policy and Concepts of Motherhood in Malaysian Borneo. Oral presentation at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Merida, Mexico. Cooper, E.E. (2009, December). Applying FANTAs Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) within Rural Malay Communities. Oral presentation at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia. Cooper, E.E. (2008, November). Kami Nelayan: Poverty and Program Eligibility for the Families of Rural Malay Fishermen. Oral presentation at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco. Cooper, E.E. (2008, August). Thoughts and Hunger: Nutrition in Two Rural Malay Kampungs. Oral presentation at the 6th International Malaysian Studies Conference, Kuching, Malaysia. Cooper, E.E. (2008, July). Pemakanan Kampung: Themes and Decision Principles for Child Feeding in Rural Sarawak. Oral presentation at the Borneo Research Council 9th Biennial International Conference, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Cooper, E.E. (2008, July). Hunger of the Body, Hunger of the Mind: A Comparative Assessment of Child Anthropometry and Household Food Security. Oral presentation at the 17th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, Melbourne, Australia. Cooper, E.E. (2008, January) A Cultural Model of International Public Health Practice: Evaluation Standards for Supplementary Feeding. Oral presentation at the 4th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. Whiteford, L.M. & Cooper, E.E. (2007, November). LOST is Found Teaching Theory with Television. Oral presentation at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC. Cooper, E.E., & Ruiz, E. (2007, November). Eating by Number: Undergraduate Dietary Practices and the Impact of Perceived, Ideal and Actual BMI. Oral presentation at the 135th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC. Cooper, E. E., Westhoff, W. W., & Wilke Corvin, J. (2007, November) Beyond Moral Imperatives: Nash's Equilibrium and the Benefits of Collaboration. Presented as a poster at the 135th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C. Cooper, E. E., & Ruiz, E. (2007, April). Cost, Convenience and Image: Dietary Decision Making at the University of South Florida. Presented as part of the Biocultural Anthropology Seminar Series, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida.

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Roundtable Panelist. (2007, March). Prepared comments and participation on Social and Public Health Issues in Borneo Panel. Presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, March 28-31, Tampa, FL. Haiduven, D .J., Cooper, E. E., and Luther, S. (2005, June). Comparison of Live versus On-line Bioreadiness Training. Presented as a poster at the 32nd Annual Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Conference, June 20-24, Baltimore, MD, PANELS ORGANIZED Cooper, E.E. (2013, March). Grounded Realities: Issues in Program and Policy Implementation. Session for the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Denver. Cooper, E.E. (2013, March). Healing University Ills through Applied, Undergraduate Projects. Session for the 48th Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society, Johnson City, TN. Cooper, E.E. (2012, March). Student-Driven Research: Models and Results from Projects at the University of Alabama. Session for the 47th Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society, Birmingham, AL. Cooper, E.E. (2011, March). Seeing is Believing: Effective Pedagogy through Multimedia. Session for the 46th Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society, Richmond, VA. SELECTED GRANTS, HONORS & AWARDS 2012 Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology 2011-2012 2011 Faculty Fellow in Service Learning, Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, University of Alabama College Academy to Improve Student Success Grant, University of Alabama, Modeling Applied Anthropology for Upper-Level Undergraduates National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, (co-PI with Linda M. Whiteford), Supplementary Feeding and the Perception of Benefits in Malaysian Borneo U.S. Fulbright Fellow, Full Grant to Malaysia, Institute of International Education for the U.S. Department of State, Nutrition in Non-Peninsular Malaysia Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research Recipient, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Supplementary Feeding and the Perception of Benefits in Malaysian Borneo GPSC Conference Presentation Grant Recipient, Graduate and Professional Student Council, University of South Florida, APHA-SA Student Presenter Scholarship, American Public Health Association-Student Assembly

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Certificate of Recognition and Departmental Nomination for Provosts Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant, Center for 21st Century Teaching Excellence, University of South Florida Student Honorary Award for Research and Practice (SHARP): Presented by the University of South Florida College of Public Health.

2006

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2012-2013 Bauer Grantsmanship Training Program, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama 2012 2012 2011 2010 2010 Faculty Institute: Improving Student Learning, Strategies and Techniques that Increase Learning Possibilities, University of Alabama National Science Foundation Summer Short Course on Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology (SCRM): Network Analysis, Duke Marine Labs Faculty Institute: Creating Effective Student-Centered Learning Environments, University of Alabama Learner Centered Initiative (LCI) Workshop, University of Alabama National Science Foundation Summer Short Course on Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology (SCRM): Text Analysis and Geospatial Analysis, Duke Marine Labs Intensive Malay Language Proficiency Course, Institute of Malay World and Civilization, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia National Science Foundation Summer Institute for Research Design in Cultural Anthropology (SIRD), Duke Marine Labs Symposium on 21st Century Teaching Technologies, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of South Florida Reflecting Your Course in a Learning-Centered Syllabus, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of South Florida Creating a Teaching Portfolio, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of South Florida

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Persatuan Sains Sosial Malaysia [Malaysian Social Science Association] Asian Studies Association of Australia Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society American Anthropological Association Sections: Society for Medical Anthropology Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group Society for Applied Anthropology American Public Health Association Sections: International Health, Food and Nutrition

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Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Lambda Alpha Anthropological Honor Society DISSERTATIONS & THESES SUPERVISED Sarah Morrow, Thesis (advisor) Martina Thomas, Dissertation (committee member) Maria Panakhyo, Thesis (committee member) DEPARTMENTAL OR UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES & SERVICE POSITIONS 2013-present Clinical/Lecture Track Faculty Committee, Anthropology Department 2012-present Hughes Prize Committee, Anthropology Department 2012-present Asian Studies Research Award Selection Committee, University of Alabama 2011-present Judge for the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference, University of Alabama 2011-present Textbook Selection Committee, Anthropology Department 2010-present Asian Studies Committee, University of Alabama 2010-present Department Assessment Committee, Anthropology Department 2010-present Undergraduate Committee, Anthropology Department 2010-present Library Liaison, Anthropology Department 2010-present Interdisciplinary Writing Group, University of Alabama OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 2013-present Reviewer for Malaysian Journal of Nutrition 2012 Guest Speaker for the Alabama National Guard Special Emphasis Program (SEP)

2012-present Reviewer for International Journal of Teaching and Learning 2011-present Field Reader for the Office of Postsecondary Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program 2010-present Reviewer for Medical Anthropology Quarterly 2007-2008 2006-2007 Abstract Review for Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, International Health and Student Assembly Sections Local Program Committee Member and Volunteer Coordinator for the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology 2007