Dept. of Anthropology, The George Washington University, 2110 G St. Washington DC, 20052
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The George Washington University
2019 PhD in Anthropology
Dissertation: On Being Non-Human: Otherkin Identification and Virtual Space
Committee: Sarah Wagner, Alexander Dent (co-chairs)
Roy Richard Grinker, Catherine Allen, Christopher Kelty
2015 MA in Anthropology
2013 MA in American Studies
Areas of concentration: videogame studies, new media, space and place
City University of New York: City College
2006 MS in Education
Thesis: Red Fish, Blue Fish: Testing Teachers’ Gang Literacy
New York University
2002 BFA double major in Theatre & Sociology
Areas of concentration: youth subcultures, terrorism, musical theatre
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Cultural Anthropology, Digital Anthropology, Media Anthropology, science and technology studies, Internet collectives and fandoms, ontology, phenomenology, animism, identity, videogame studies, ethnographic methods, epistemological frameworks.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
2020. [forthcoming]. “The Social Production of Internet Space: Affordance, Programming, and Virtuality” in Communication Theory
2019. “Wandering in the City: Time, Memory, and Experience in Digital Game Space” M/C Journal 22(4).
2018. “Policing the Fluff: The Social Construction of Scientistic Selves in Otherkin Facebook Groups,” Engaging
Science, Technology, and Society, 4 (2018), pp. 485-514.
2012. “Bytes of Passage: Video Game Inhabitation as Ritual,” Acta Iassyensia Comparationis Vol. 10, pp. 176-185.
2018. “Cybernetic Animism: Non-Human Personhood and the Internet,” in Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture, ed. Amanda Lagerkvist. London: Routledge, pp. 227-241.
2017. Haraway, Donna. 2016, Staying With the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene, Durham: Duke University Press. Anthropological Quarterly, 90(3), pp. 877-882.
2015. Kirkpatrick, Graeme. 2013. Computer Games and the Social Imaginary. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. Anthropological Quarterly, 87(4), pp. 199-204.
Media and Public Scholarship
[forthcoming] Interview with Samantha Cole for Motherboard, the tech outlet of VICE Media.
2019. “Devin Proctor’s page 99 test.” On CaMP Anthropology, edited by Ilana Gershon. July 29: https://campanthropology.org/2019/07/29/devin-proctor-page-99-test/
2015-present. Writing and maintaining “Anthropolojamz” research and theory blog: https://anthropolojamz.wordpress.com
Other Published Works
[forthcoming]. Intertextuality" and “Integrated Circuit,” in The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society, eds. Debra Merskin and J. Geoffrey Golson. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
2013. “The Anthropological Study of Game and Ritual,” in Outlining Magic Circles: Jessie Bancroft’s Games for the Playground, Home, School, and Gymnasium, Washington DC: Westphalia Press, pp. I-X
Works in Progress
Book—On Being Non-Human, manuscript being prepared based on dissertation.
Article—”Cringe Privilege: Bricolage Videos and Goffmanian Figures on YouTube” for submission to New Media + Society
Article—”The Spectrum of Virtuality: Entextualizing Selves in the Internet” for submission to Linguistic Anthropology
Videogame—ANTHROPOLOGY!!, a roleplaying game with an early 2000s aesthetic that introduces players to the major theorists, theories, and methods of sociocultural anthropology
COLLEGIATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Lecturer, GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Ethnography of Virtual Space (Spring 2019)
Instructor of Record, GW Anthropology
Youth and Technology (Fall 2018)
Contemporary Anthropological Theory, With a conceptual focus on Digital Anthropology (Spring 2018)
Anthropology Research Practicum, Associated with NSF Project, “Cellular Connections” (Spring 2017, Fall 2017)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, GW Anthropology
Foundations of Anthropological Thought, Dr. Stephen Lubkemann (Fall 2015)
Media, Technology, & Performance, Dr. Alexander Dent (Fall 2014)
Language in Culture & Society, Dr. Alexander Dent (Spring 2014)
Sociolcultural Anthropology, Dr. Sarah Wagner (Spring 2015 and Fall 2013)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, GW University Writing Program
Writing About Video Games: Fictions and Critiques of Virtual Worlds (Spring 2013)
The Road Trip in American Film and Literature (Fall 2012)
GRANTS & AWARDS
2013-2018 University Fellowship, George Washington University
2013-2016 Departmental Travel Grant, Anthropology Dept, GWU
2015 Policy Studies Organization Education Fellowship
2014 Jane B. Hart Endowment for Anthropology
2014 Lewis N. Cotlow Research Fund
2012 Michael Scheonecke Travel Grant, American Culture Association
2012 Conference Travel Grant for Graduate Students, GWU
2005, 2008 AmeriCorps Education Grant
1998-2002 Tisch Trustee Scholarship, NYU
2018. Roundtable: “Breakdown, repair, resilience and adaptation at the Dawn of the Anthropocene,” with Alexander Dent, Joel Kuipers, Katelyn Schoenike, Gretchen Bakke, Kim Fortun, 117th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA, November 14-18
2017. “Non-human Personhood in the Internet,” Entanglements Symposium, George Washington University, Washington, DC, March 3
2016. “Of Bots and Dragons: Animist Internet Practice,” 115th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, November 16-20
2016. “Cybernetic Animism,” STGlobal Consortium, Washington, DC, April 8-9
2016. “Non-Human Logics: The Creation of Otherkin Scientific Knowledge,” American Ethnological Society Spring Conference, Washington, DC, March 31-April 2
2015. “Networking Boundaries: Facebook Practice and Otherkin Identity,” 114th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 17-22
2015. “Multiple Systems: Dissociative Disorders, Healthy Multiplicity, and Otherkin Ontology,” Disclosures: Meaning and Materiality Across Spaces, George Washington University, Washington DC, March 20
2014. “On Being Non-Human: Technologically Mediated Identity Among the Otherkin,” 113th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, December 2-7
2014. “Policing the Fluff: Online Authenticity Among the Otherkin,” Lewis N. Cotlow Anthropology Student Research Conference, George Washington University, Washington, DC, October 17
2014. “War Games, Game Wars: Dismembering / Remembering Conflict through Historical First Person Shooters," Policies and Procedures: A Symposium of Policy as Located Practice, George Washington University, Washington, DC, March 21
2013. “Burning the Apple Tree: American Revolutionary Mythology Rewritten in The Tyranny of King Washington," Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, November 1-3
2013. “Encoding, Decoding, & Recoding: Cultural Production and the Video Game Modding Economy,” Graduate Conference, At the Mercy of the Masses?—Popular Culture and Academia, University of Maryland, College Park, April 12-13
2013. “Pimp my Nord: Game Modding as Negotiated Resistance in Skyrim,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Washington DC, March 27-30
2012. “The Practice of Everyday Gaming: Strategies, Tactics, and Exploits,” 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: Systems of Control/ Modes of Resistance, University of West Georgia, November 1-3.
2012. “Subversion in the Digital City: A Game of Control,” Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference, George Mason University, September 21-22.
2012. “Not Elf, Not Not Elf: Ritual and Mimesis in the Video Game Space of Oblivion,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Boston, April 11-14.
Other Conference Activities
2018. Chair, “Political (Re)actions” panel, Ruptures Reactions Reconfigurations Symposium, George Washington University, Washington, DC, March 30.
2017. Director, Webpage and Social Media Committee, STGlobal Consortium Conference, Washington, DC March 24-25.
2016. Chair, “Non-Human Agents” panel, American Ethnological Society Spring Conference, Washington, DC, March 31-April 2
2012. Moderator, “Power and Resistance in Urban Space” panel, 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: Systems of Control/ Modes of Resistance, University of West Georgia, November 1-3.
2011. Panelist, “Diversity Among Tutoring Staff,” National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Florida International University, November 5.
2011. Panelist, “Beyond the Training Course: Ongoing Professional Development for Tutors,” National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Florida International University, November 6.
Service To The Profession
2017 Website designer/manager
Etlatongo Archeological Site in Oaxaca
2016 Peer Reviewer
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
2015 Website manager
Slave Wrecks Project, a Maritime Archeology project with the Smithsonian and US National Park Service
2014 Peer Reviewer
2012 Quantitative & Qualitative coder
Elon Multi-Institutional Writing Project: Rhetorical Pedagogy Study
Service To The University
2015-2016 Guest lecturer on digital methods for upper level
“Methods in Sociocultural Anthropology” class
2011-2013 Graduate Writing Tutor,
The George Washington University Writing Center
2012 “Disciplinary Conventions in Writing,” workshop designed and
conducted at The George Washington University Writing Center
Service To The Community
2005-2011 Trek Advisor and Faculty Advisor: NYC, Mali, and Nicaragua
buildOn (formerly Building with Books)
American Anthropological Association
American Ethnological Society
Society for Cultural Anthropology
Association of Internet Researchers
Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
American Federation of Teachers
United Federation of Teachers
NON-COLLEGIATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2004-2011 High School Teacher, New York City Dept. of Education
Foreign Language Academy of Global Studies, Bronx, NY
2004-2011 “Youth and Conflict in Literature”
2006-2011 “History of Popular American Music”
2006-2011 “Shakespeare and the Critical Lens”
2006-2011 “Health and Sexuality”
2004-2006 “Foundations of Democracy and American Culture”
NON-ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE
2012-2014 Director of Media and Publications
Policy Studies Organization
New York State Professional Teaching License
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