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Graduate Student
Email:    matthewalbrecht@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.D. P. Master’s in Development Practice (School of Geography), University of Arizona, 2015
  • B.A. Political Science, Montana State University, 2011

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Chris McCarty

Dr. Jeff Johnson


Research Interests

My research focuses on the impacts of climate change on human health, specifically how humans and social systems are responding to increased levels of sargassum in the coastal areas of Belize. My work aims to contribute to well-informed decision making at local and global levels.


Selected Publications

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Elizabeth Eddy Fellowship, 2019
  • Grinter Fellowship, 2018-2021
  • Graduate Funding Award, 2018-2022
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Graduate Student
Email:    s.bhushan@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
  • B.A. Sociology, University of Delhi

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Abdoulaye Kane


Research Interests

Contemporary movement of African nationals to South Asia is substantial due to constrained migration policies in Western Europe and USA. Studies reveal South-South Migration to outnumbered South to North flows. Despite numerous examinations of Africa-China mobilities, there is meager work on African migrants in South Asia. My research fills this gap by developing an ethnographic account of African migrants in New Delhi, India.

My observations reveal that in relation to other migrants from Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet, Sri Lanka, African migrants in India are more “visible” and less “audible” due to their color and language dissimilarities. My interest explores discrimination against African nationals that manifest in the expression and activation of “Afro-phobic” stereotypes such as drug peddlers, sex workers and “Habshi” (an Arabic word for traders and slaves of Ethiopian origin given by the Mughal emperors).

In contrast to these cultural and political exclusions, my study registers migration as a ‘question of life’ reflected in Michael Jackson’s “The Wherewithal of Life”, to explore the “ethical identity” of African migrants in Delhi and the terms of their “will to live” in the face of these challenges and their own imperatives to seek and create opportunity far from home.


Selected Publications

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Elizabeth Eddy Doctoral Completion Award, Ph.D. University of Florida.
  • Krishna Raj fellowship award, MA, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.

Graduate Student
Email:    corinnefutch@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Women’s Studies, University of Florida, 2019
  • B.A. Linguistics, University of Florida, 2017

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

 


Research Interests

Medical anthropology; health disparities; LGBTQ+ health; discrimination and health; physiological effects of stigma; collaborative ethnography; rural health; feminist and queer of color critique theories; qualitative and quantitative research methods


Selected Publications

KAAN, E., FUTCH, C., FERNÁNDEZ FUERTES, R., MUJCINOVIC, S., & ÁLVAREZ DE LA FUENTE, E.   (2018). Adaptation to syntactic structures in native and nonnative sentence comprehension. Applied Psycholinguistics.

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Elizabeth Eddy Fellowship, University of Florida (2023)
  • Elizabeth Eddy Endowment, University of Florida (2020)
  • Grinter Doctoral Fellowship, University of Florida (2019-2022)
  • Vada Yeomans Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Florida (2017-2019)
  • University Scholar, University of Florida (2017)

Graduate Student
Email:    jhood1@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, 2019
  • B.A. Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, 2019

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Jeffrey C. Johnson


Research Interests

Human-environment interactions, refugees, disasters, drivers of human migration, South Asian studies, Southeast Asian studies, Bangladesh, Northeast India, Burma/Myanmar, Indonesia, political anthropology, environmental anthropology, cognitive anthropology, anthropology of development, diaspora studies, peace and conflict studies


Selected Publications

Hood, John Hillory. 2019. “Cultural Models of Democracy Among Burmese Residents in the United States.” Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science (33). DOI: 10.1007/s41809-019-00033-5.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Graduate Assistantship, University of Florida, 2019–2021
  • Elizabeth Eddy Endowment, University of Florida, 2020
  • Board of Education Summer Fellowship, University of Florida, 2019
  • Graduate Assistantship, Northern Illinois University, 2016-2019
  • Best Paper, Northern Illinois University Southeast Asia Conference, 2015
  • Dean’s Award, Department of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, 2015
  • Best Paper, Northern Illinois University Southeast Asia Conference, 2014
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Northern Illinois University, 2013-2015
  • Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Northern Illinois University, 2014-2015
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, 2014
  • V.I.P. Scholarship, Northern Illinois University, 2013-2015

Graduate Student
Email:    s.sil@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Sociology, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, 2019
  • B.A. Sociology, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, India, 2017

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Adrienne Strong


Research Interests

Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Childhood


Selected Publications

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

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Assistant Professor
Office: Turlington B129
Phone: (352) 294-6396
Email: alix.johnson@ufl.edu
Google Scholars

Education

  • Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • M.A. Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • B.A. Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Information technology, infrastructure, data storage and data mobilities, Iceland and the Arctic, U.S. empire, secrecy, surveillance, gender, sexuality, violence and vulnerability in ethnographic research


Personal Statement

I am a cultural anthropologist whose research is focused on the social, material, and political life of information. I am particularly interested in the infrastructures that store data, transmit it, and render its presence as natural (or aberrant, or spectacular, depending on where it is placed).

My current book project examines information infrastructures in Iceland (including data centers, fiber-optic cables, and legislative regimes) as sites for negotiating questions of sovereignty, identity, and imperial power. Following the rise of the data storage industry, this work shows how the project of attracting data to Iceland is not just an economic calculus; it also mobilizes regional tensions, a legacy of American military occupation, and post-colonial formations of whiteness and masculinity. By showing how developing digital networks get routed through well-established marginalities, my research unsettles the techno-utopian ideal of connectivity.

My next research project investigates the interface between emergent surveillance technologies in Iceland, and longstanding, everyday, small-town experiences of watching others and being watched.


Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

  • University of Florida, Assistant Professor, 2019 –
  • Queen’s University, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018–2019
  • Visiting Scholar, Ethnography Lab, Concordia University, 2017–2018
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Iceland (Háskóli Íslands), 2014–2015

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • Junior Program Chair, Association for Feminist Anthropology
  • Member, American Anthropological Association
  • Member, Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • Member, American Ethnological Society
  • Member, Society for Urban, National, and Transnational Anthropology
  • Member, Society for Social Studies of Science
  • Member, UF Digital Humanities Working Group

Honors

  • Society for Urban, National, and Transnational Paper Prize, 2017

Selected Publications

2019. Johnson, Alix. “Data Centers as Infrastructural In-betweens: Expanding Connections and Enduring Marginalities in Iceland,” American Ethnologist 46(1): 75-88.

2019. Johnson, Alix. “Emplacing Data within Imperial Histories: Making Iceland Information’s ‘Natural’ Home,” Culture Machine 17: 1-12.

2018. Johnson, Alix. “Ruination, Remaking, Return: Critical Dialogues on Re-built Environments,” City & Society 30(2): 1-6.

2017. Johnson, Alix and Mél Hogan. “Location and Dislocation: Mapping Geographies of Global Data,” Imaginations Journal of Cross-Cultural image Studies 8(2): 4-7.

More Publications Available on Google Scholar


Contribution to Science

 


Research Support

Ongoing Research Support

 

Completed Research Support (within the past three years)

  • Mellon / American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Arctic Social Sciences Program Fellowship
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation Research Scholarship
  • Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Research Scholarship

Courses Taught

  • Surveillance, Suspicion, Secrecy
  • Digital Anthropology

Graduate Student
Email:    @ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • B.A., Anthropology and Linguistics and Human Behavior, University of Mary Washington

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Adrienne Strong


Research Interests

Uncertainty, diagnostics, models in medicine and the sciences


Selected Publications

Henderson, R. & Bardosh, K.L. (Forthcoming) Counting Zika: Insidious Uncertainties and the Fuzziness of Epidemic Facts. in Bardosh (Ed.), Zika Frontiers: Social Change and Governance in the Age of Mosquito Pandemics. Routledge Medical Anthropology and Health Series. Manuscript in Preparation.

Henderson, R. McLean, K. When The Patient Comes Third. In D. Schwartz, J. Anoko & S. Abramowitz (Eds.), Pregnant in the Time of Ebola. Women and Their Children in the 2013-2015 West African Epidemic. Springer Press.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • TL-1 Training Grant
  • ASTMH Ben Keane Fellow (2018)
  • UFlorida RAD Grant (2019)

Graduate Student
Email: khcoutts@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.S. Educational Leadership, Radford University, 2018
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, 2008
  • B.A. Anthropology, SUNY Stony Brook, 2003

Subfield

Cultural


Chair

Dr. Chris McCarty


Research Interests

Education and Anthropology, cognitive anthropology, cultural consensus theory, violence and aggression


Selected Publications

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards