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Michael Zurek

Graduate Student
Email: zurek1ma@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, In Progress
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida
  • B.S. Anthropology, Central Michigan University

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Jeffrey C. Johnson


Research Interests

Analog Environments; Applied Anthropology; Cognitive Anthropology; Cohesion; Data Analysis in the Social Sciences; Group Dynamics; Long-Duration Space Exploration; Organizational Networks; Organizational Psychology; Psychology of Isolation; Psychology of Spaceflight; Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods; Social Network Analysis; Social Roles; Training and Performance


Selected Publications

2020 (To be submitted). “Network Positionality and Leveraging Connections within the Disasters Community: internship results from NASA Disasters Program’s Stakeholder and Geospatial Analysis” (Poster) (Working title) (Conference TBD)

2020 (Submitted). “Bridging Analog Environments: comparison of group dynamics and cohesion between the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) and over-wintering Antarctic stations.” XXXX Sunbelt Conference of the INSNA, Paris, France

2020 “Informal Social Roles and Crew Cohesion: findings from the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA)” (Poster). NASA HRP IWS 2020, Galveston, TX, US

2019 “NASA Disasters Program Stakeholder Network and Geospatial Analysis Project – 11956” (Poster). Interns Fall 2019 Exit Deliverable Presentations, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, US

2019 “NASA Disasters Program Roses A.37 Projects Network Analysis” (Poster). Science Directorate Intern Showcase, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, US

2019 “NASA Disasters Program Roses A.37 Projects Network Analysis” (Poster). 2019 Annual Earth Science Applications Showcase, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, US

2019 “Disasters Program A.37 Projects Network Analysis.” Disasters Program A.37 Kick-off Meeting, ESRI Broomfield Office, Broomfield, CO, US

2019 “Shared Cognition on Informal Social Roles and its implications for Future Manned Space Exploration: Evidence from campaigns 3 and 4 of the human exploration research analog (HERA)” XXXIX Sunbelt Conference of the INSNA, Montréal, Québec, Canada

2019 “Human Exploration Crews: Informal Social Roles, Team Viability and Conflict.” 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, US

2019 “Team Dynamics in Spaceflight Analogs: Agreement, informal social roles, and team viability in the human exploration research analog (HERA)” (Poster). NASA HRP IWS 2019, Galveston, TX, US

2018 “Grounding Research Questions: How Exploratory Text Analysis Guides Ethnographic Fieldwork in Antarctic Crews.” SfAA 78th Annual Meeting (SASci), Philadelphia, PA, US

2018 “Team Dynamics in Spaceflight Analogs” (Poster). NASA HRP IWS 2018, Galveston, TX, US

2017 “Team Dynamics in Spaceflight Analogs: Shared Mental Models, Informal Social Roles, and Team Viability and Conflict in the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA).” XXXVII Sunbelt Conference of the INSNA, Beijing, China

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Summer Travel Award from the Department of Anthropology and the Land Use and Environmental Change Institute, 2017
  • Yazdi Fellowship, 2016-2017