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Christopher Heaney

Christopher Heaney is the Editor-in-Chief of The Appendix, sweating the individual articles and contributors that make up each issue. Before helping co-found the journal, he wrote a book about the scientific discovery of Machu Picchu, and the subsequent fight over its artifacts and graves. You can learn a little more about it here. As a journalist, he has written about Einstein's brain and Peruvian writers in Mexican wrestling masks. StoryCorps was the hardest job he had to leave.

Chris is getting his Ph.D. in Latin American History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is writing his dissertation on the circulation and study of pre-Columbian skulls and mummies from Peru during the long nineteenth century. He makes it back to 1528 when he's explaining it, though.

He lives in Austin, Texas.

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