Analyn Salvador-Amores
Mitchell Joachim
Analyn Salvador-Amores is a Filipina social anthropologist and associate professor at the University of the Philippines Baguio. She earned her doctorate from Oxford University, UK. Her research interest includes non-western aesthetics, endangered languages, material culture, and visual anthropology. Her work on Philippine indigenous culture includes the award-winning book Tapping Ink, Tattooing Identities: Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Kalinga Society (2013). She continues to carry out solid ethnographic fieldwork among the indigenous communities in northern Luzon, and has observed that, aside from material goods, tattoos as permanent bodily adornments form part of the ritual of sharing, markers of identity, and kin relations.