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Courtney Handman was an International Dissertation Research Fellow (IDRF) in 2004. She is assistant professor of anthropology at Reed College. She is a linguistic anthropologist whose work focuses on the social formations of Protestant Christianity—namely their creation and development through processes of Bible translation. She conducted fieldwork for her dissertation “Schism and Christianity: The Social Organization of Denominationalism in the Waria Valley, Papua New Guinea” from 2005 to 2006. She received her PhD in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2010.