Tag Archives: Identity

Being a Curious Potential — #AAA2013 Presentation

This is the presentation I gave at the 2013 American Anthropological Association meeting in Chicago. Turn up on your speakers or headphones because audio is included. Enjoy!

Ethnographic Analysis – Research Proposal Assignment [Part 1]

I am taking a graduate seminar this semester on ethnographic analysis with Dr. Douglas Holmes. The project for the term is to produce an exploratory research proposal. The first assignment was to state the research problem. Here is mine. The Research Problem Today, Sweden has one of the most highly developed social welfare systems in […]

[Online or Offline?] Part II: Do you have to be using the Internet to be online?

Go to Part I: [Online or Offline?] Part I: Residue of the Past Mike Rugnetta says no and I agree. In part one of this post series, I wrote about how many users think about digital data and tools as digital replicates of tangible tools and content because they learned computing during a transitional period between […]

Anthropology and Web Design (Part Two – Intimacy)

I am a web designer/developer and an anthropologist. Anthropology is my first and true love; but, at this stage in my career, it doesn’t do much to help me pay the bills on its own. So, after finishing my master’s course work I got a job as a web designer based on skills I picked up […]

Identity Making with Pinterest

Do you Pinterest? I do. I find it incredibly addicting. I started pinning this fall after a colleague suggested that I might enjoy Pinterest. So, I headed over to the Pinterest.com homepage and requested an invitation. It arrived the next day and I signed in. At first, I was not sure for what I was […]

Q & A: Whose Identity, Whose Representation?

Louise Pettersson asks… Sounds interesting but I don’t understand what you’re up to except studying swedish identity? As a swedish citizen who have even taken some courses in anthropology and ethnology myself it ‘s always fascinating someome tries to study your “own culture”. I might find it interesting to know if you come up with […]

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 […]