I am an anthropology PhD candidate at Binghamton University and a freelance designer. I combine my anthropological expertise with more than nine years of experience in design and web development to investigate cultures of expertise that generate around working with and making web and other digital technologies. I am currently studying how Sweden’s public diplomacy agency, the Swedish Institute, is generating new forms of diplomatic practice around their experiments with digital technologies. I am particularly interested in their shifts toward infrastructure building and the generation of anticipatory knowledge. This research is funded by the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

I am also an avid minecrafter, a whovian, the wife of a fantastic cook, and a general nerd. I occasionally write under the blog title “How to be an Anthropologist” and I am the web producer for CASTAC (the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing).

The best way to get in touch is by emailing me at akvbroek@gmail.com.