Anthropologist ● Digital Media Specialist
I’m a cultural anthropologist who specializes in medical anthropology, digital anthropology, and religion.
May 2022, I graduated with my Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Southern Methodist University, my dissertation examines communal mourning on social media. I explore virtual rituals as a vibrant part of user’s lived religion and grief experience.
I am an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Arkansas and Hendrix College where I have taught introductory and upper division courses since 2018.
While completing my Ph.D. this spring, I took a product management internship with Boston Scientific | Preventice Solutions.
I have seven years of experience working as a social media specialist and web designer. I am the current chair and convenor of the Digital Anthropology Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association known as DANG. As chair and convenor, I promote and support the work of digital anthropologists around the world.
I am the webmaster for the Society for Medical Anthropology. As a medical anthropologist, I have conducted research on traditional storytelling and alternative health care practices in the Ozarks. I have also research cures and faith healing in the Republic of Ireland. My work in the Ozarks and Ireland led to my interests in how social relationships and social networks influence overall well-being and individual health outcomes.
For more information, check out my resumes.