For Students

I would like to work with undergraduate and Master’s level students who are interested in globalization, migration, citizenship, violence, urban anthropology, postindustrialism, social justice, and identity (e.g. race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability). I am happy to work with students who wish to pursue careers in applied anthropology and those who wish to earn a PhD. If you’re interested in working with me, or … Continue reading For Students


I teach the following classes: Anthropology 111: Anthropology, Culture, Globalization Anth 111 examines culture and cultural variation in a globalizing world. It explores how societies and individuals are affected by increasing contact between people of different cultures. It takes an historical and cross-cultural perspective on the human condition and the cultural adaptations necessary to effectively function in a changing world. Through discussions, films, lectures, projects, … Continue reading Classes


2012 Volunteering with Refugees:  Neoliberalism, Hegemony, and (Senior) Citizenship. Human Organization 71(2):167-175. 2012 Emotions out of Place?: Bosnian Roma in Fargo, North Dakota. Invited Paper. Etudes Tsiganes Special Issue: Emotion and Place: a Gypsy/Roma Account. Aspasia Theodosiou and Micol Brazzabeni, eds. 44-45:102-115 (French version) and 150-263 (English version). 2011 (with Caroline Faria) “We want empowerment for our women”: Transnational Feminism, Neoliberal Citizenship and the Gendering … Continue reading Publications


Dissertation Research What can relationships between refugees and social service providers in Fargo, North Dakota, tell us about how citizenship is experienced and negotiated on an everyday level? What role do race, ethnicity, religion, class, and gender play in these quotidian dramas?  My (2010) dissertation answered these questions by comparing and contrasting two groups of refugees (Bosnians and Southern Sudanese) and two social service organizations … Continue reading Research