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Susan Russell


Susan Russell is a Distinguished Engagement Professor Emeritus of the Department of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University. 

A specialist on economic anthropology and indigenous peoples of the Philippines, she continues to direct programs funded by the U.S. State Department that are designed to help build peace in the southern Philippines. 

She was a Presidential Engagement professor from 2011-2015.

Dr. Russell earned he bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Illinois.