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Mary Altair

Mary Altair

Adjunct Professor



Mary Altair has been offering Cultural Anthropology and Native Studies classes at NU since 2000.  She has a Masters in Anthropology from CSU East Bay, and has conducted research in California, Pakistan, and New York on topics including Traditional and Alternative Health Care, Refugee Acculturation, Cultural Barriers and Supports to Education. Currently she is tenured at Erie Community College and beginning a collaborative video project locally with the Seneca Nation. She is also offering a Self Defense course through ECC based on Filipino martial arts, and enjoys photography, music, and her two sons.