Jeffrey Witsoe, Cambridge PhD in Anthropology (2005) is Senior Research Coordinator at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeff has done research on caste, democratic practice and the political economy of contemporary Bihar (and the relationships between caste dominance and public institutions), including a village study. He is interested in using network analysis to examine the movements of wives -- given village exogamy --and comparing patterns of marriage movements of wives across castes and regions, and how this relates to intra-village inequalities. He discussed asking a few more questions about the village of origin of wives' mothers and village of residence of married sisters to enlarge the data for inter-village network analysis and patterns of relinking. We looked at http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/pgraph/ego2cpl.html#data for the kind of data needed for network analysis and at http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/pub/Halle-MPIb.pdf for analysis of intra-household networks Doug 08:36, 1 February 2008 (PST)