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Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores

Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores is professor of Anthropology and Director of the Museo Kordilyera, the ethnographic museum of the University of the Philippines Baguio. She is an anthropologist and continues to conduct research in the archives and museums in the US and Europe, reconnecting historical documents, archival photographs and material culture to source communities in Northern Luzon through digital repatriation. As a curator, she mounted exhibitions for the Museo Kordilyera since 2015 to the present: Batok (Tattoos): Body as Archive, Feasts of Merit: Wealth, Status, and Feasting in the Luzon Cordillera and the most recent one on Cordillera Textiles, entitled Handwoven Tales: The Warp and Weft of Cordillera Textiles. She is the Project Leader of the Cordillera Textiles Project (CordiTex) composed of an interdisciplinary team conducting research on traditional and contemporary textiles in Northern Luzon.

She earned her masters and doctorate in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Oxford University, UK. Her research interest includes non-Western aesthetics, material culture, ethnographic museums and colonial photography in the Philippine Cordillera. Included in her work is the award-winning book: Tapping Ink, Tattooing Identities: Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Kalinga Society published by the University of Philippines Press in 2013 (National Book Development Award, 2013 and National Academy of Science and Technology, 2016). As a public service professor, she continues to engage indigenous communities in her work, and promoting indigenous knowledge in different platforms. She actively carries out anthropological fieldwork among the indigenous communities in Northern Luzon, and have published extensively on this subject.