[Air-L] New Appointments, Digital Anthropology, UCL

Daniel Miller daniel.miller1132 at gmail.com
Fri May 11 03:48:02 PDT 2012


*We are delighted to announce two new appointments to strengthen our team
teaching Digital Anthropology at the Dept. of Anthropology University
College London.*

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*Stefana Broadbent is an internationally renowned specialist on social
media. She presented at TED in 2009 and is cited by journals such as The
Economist. Her recent book L’Intimite au Travail derives from many years
working with teams of social scientists in Switzerland and elsewhere using
ethnography to examine the way new media transforms the relationship
between work and the home. She theorises new media in terms of their
relative demand for attention within polymedia.  She has also worked on the
analysis of complex and highly automated work environments in aviation and
process control.*

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*Haidy Geismar will be coming to UCL from the Dept. of  Anthropology at
NYU, where she was assistant professor in anthropology and in museum
studies and taught courses on digital culture. She has worked on issues of
the digital with respect to indigenous ownership and control, archiving,
cataloguing and property and conducted fieldwork in New Zealand and
Vanuatu. Her book Treasured Possessions will be out later this year with
Duke University Press. She has papers in many leading journals such as American
Ethnologist, Journal of Material Culture Studies, Comparative Studies in
History and Society.*

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*Both Haidy and Stefana have chapters in the forthcoming volume Digital
Anthropology (Berg October).*


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