Tag Archives: Doctor of Philosophy

PhD Year One

I recently finished my first year of my PhD program in anthropology at Binghamton University. Now, I am course complete and working on bibliographies for my qualifying exams. This post is a look back over this year. Classes This year I have taken six courses, three each semester. Between August 26 and May 14, I […]

The Culture Concept

The culture concept — which overtime has been contrasted, combined, and entangled with the related concepts of society, personality, identity, symbolism and practice — weaves together the history and core philosophical and methodological debates of anthropology as a discipline. Yet, today the concept that lies at the center of what anthropology is and does is […]

Will there be another Boas? What will be the next big turn in anthropology?

Generalists and Specialists During my History of Anthropological Thought course (with Dr. Thomas Wilson & Dr. Mike Little) last Thursday, a student asked, “Will there be another Boas?” We had been discussing Boas, Kroeber and some of their contemporaries and how holistic they were during their careers. These holistic scholars shaped the path of anthropology in a […]

Hiatus Over!

Alright folks, I am back! I am now a doctoral student at Binghamton University (SUNY) and working as a part-time web developer for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Life has changed a lot in the last few months. Things to come… I am taking three course this semester, History of Anthropological Thought, Digital Anthropology and Ethnographic Analysis. […]

The Great PhD Hunt is Over!

I just wanted to post a quick note to say that the hunt is over! I will be starting the Anthropology doctoral program at Binghamton University, State University of New York this Fall. It has been a great journey and I am ecstatic to be heading back to school. I want to say thank you to all […]

@Sweden / I’m Not Fickle, Honest

When I started my master’s thesis, I chose to work with Muslim-Americans, not because I have an undying fascination with Muslim-American culture, but because I thought that they would be an easy group in which to observe everyday acts of identity practice. After 9/11, my study population were forced to put identity work to the […]

How to Get a Job as an Anthropologist

Learn how to market yourself as an anthropologist. I deeply sympathize with Adam Fish over at Savage Minds. Getting hired as an anthropologist is no easy task, particularly within academia. However, I must protest at the idea that we should be teaching young anthropologists to hide away their anthropologist identities. Adam suggests that in order […]

The Great PhD Hunt 2012

As the new year is now into full swing, I have begun the Great PhD Hunt of 2012. I have reviewed the website of every doctoral program in Anthropology in the U.S. (based on the AAA eGuide) and created a Google map to catalog my progress. View Doctoral Programs in a larger map Pins: Red […]