Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you.
–Ford Madox Ford
Based on Ford Madox Ford’s Page 99 test and Marshal Zeringue’s Blog the editors of CaMP blog invite recent graduates in the fields of linguistic anthropology, performance, and media anthropology to examine their dissertations through this small random sample of writing. This is an opportunity to discuss the dissertation process, the finished document, and reflect on more recent work.
Suggestions of Phd theses to feature welcome: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdO6-Tx5RekiUFmFWn62iNENq8Cg5e1b7fcIs-vdzDt3HT_lA/viewform
- Joshua Babcock. 2022. Image and the Total Utopia: Scaling Raciolinguistic Belonging in Singapore. University of Chicago, PhD.
- Tero Frestadius. 2022. A Bed behind the Portrait: An Ethnography around Images in Segregated Los Angeles. University of Helsinki. Phd.
- Kimberly Hassel. 2022. Mediating Me: Digital Sociality and Smartphone Culture in Contemporary Japan. MIT, Phd.
- Dodom Kim. 2022. Documenting Uncertainty: Bureaucratic Evidence, Media Practice, and Migrant Citizenship in Southern China. University of Chicago, PhD.
- Mathias Levi Toft Kristiansen. The Greatest Scam: Network Marketing and the Economization of Everyday Life in the United States. University of Gothenburg, Phd 2022.
- Jessica Storey-Nagy. 2022. Sovereign Voices: Politics, Identity, and Meaning-Making in Contemporary Hungary. PhD dissertation, Indiana University.
- Catherine Tebaldi. 2022. Alt-Education: Gender, Language, and Education across the Right. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Phd dissertation.
- Alana Brekelmans. 2021. Out There, Back Then: Chronotopes of presence and absence in Outback Australia. University of Queensland, PhD Thesis.
- Baird Campbell. 2021. “The Archive of the Self: Trans Self-Making and Social Media in Chile.” Rice University, Phd.
- Hannah Carlin. 2021. Producing Prosperity: Language and the Labor of Development in India’s Western Himalayas. University of California, Los Angeles, Phd.
- Janet Connor. 2021. Making Welfare ‘Sustainable’: The Language, Politics, and Ethics of Scale-Making in a Norwegian Neighborhood. University of Chicago Phd.
- Taina Cooke. 2021. Culture on trial: an ethnographic study of the de/constructing of culture in Finnish law courts. University of Oulu, PhD.
- Dauphinais, Ashlee. 2021. Guerreiras: Language Use and Social Networks among Women with Turner Syndrome. The Ohio State University, Phd.
- Greenlee, Gaby. 2021. Inka Borders and the Power of Volatility: on the Fringes and Edges of Textile and Territory. University of California, Santa Cruz, Phd.
- Katy Highet. 2021. Becoming English speakers: a critical sociolinguistic ethnography of English, inequality and social mobility in Delhi, UCL Institute of Education. https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10122328/
- Leah Junck. 2021. Down the Rabbit Hole: An Ethnography on Loving, Desiring and Tindering in Cape Town. University of Capetown, Phd.
- Emanuel Moss. 2021. The Objective Function: Science and Society in the Age of Machine Intelligence. CUNY Graduate School, Phd.
- Niku T’arhechu T’arhesi. 2021. Endangered Worlds and Invulnerable Worlds: Spatial Language and Social Relations in Cheran, Michoacan, Mexico. University of Michigan, PhD.
- Sonja Trifuljesko. 2021. Weeds of Sociality: Reforms and Dynamics of Social Relations at the University of Helsinki. University of Helsinki, PhD.
- Aneil Tripathy. 2021. Assembling Green Bonds: Data, Narrative, Time, Work, and People in Climate Finance. Brandeis University PhD.
- Cheryl Yin. 2021. Khmer Honorifics: Re-emergence and Change After the Khmer Rouge. University of Michigan, Phd.
- Tanja Ahlin. 2020. Care through Digital Connections: Enacting Elder Care Through Everyday Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Indian Transnational Families. University of Amsterdam, Phd.
- Ruben Enrique Campos III. 2020. Word To Desmadre: Hip Hop, Voice, and the Rhythm Of Chaos In México. University of Hawai’i, Phd.
- Hanwool Choe. 2020. Instant messaging in Korean families: Creating family through the interplay of photos, videos, and text. PhD Dissertation. Georgetown University.
- Thandeka Cochrane. 2020. Epistemic entanglements in an age of universals: literacy, libraries and children’s stories in rural Malawi. University of Cambridge, Phd. thesis.
- Lauren Crossland-Marr. 2020. Consuming Local, Thinking Global: Building a Halal Industry in a World of Made in Italy. Washington University in St. Louis, Phd.
- Ali Feser. 2020. Reproducing Photochemical Life in the Imaging Capital of the World. University of Chicago, Phd.
- Mathew Gagne. 2020. Gay Sex and Digital Media in Beirut: The Social and Erotic Life of Information. University of Toronto, Phd dissertation.
- Amy Garey. 2020. The People’s Laughter: War, Comedy, and the Soviet Legacy. University of California, Los Angeles, Phd dissertation.
- Jacqueline Hazen. 2020. “Mediating Micronesian Futures: Potentialities and Precarity in Cultural Production Among Mobile Pacific Islanders.” New York University Phd.
- Mei-Chun Lee. 2020. The ‘Nobody’ Movement: Digital Activism and the Uprising of Civic Hackers in Taiwan. University of California, Davis Phd.
- Patrick Lewis. 2020. “Publics of Value: Higher Education and Language Activism in Turkey and North Kurdistan.” University of Chicago Phd dissertation.
- Caroline McKusick. 2020. In the Kitchen: Kurdish Women Journalists and the Gendered Subject. University of California, Davis, Phd.
- Pullum, Lindsey. 2020. Faithful/Traitor: Violence, Nationalism, and Performances of Druze Belonging. Indiana University, PhD dissertation.
- Mattias van Ommen. 2020. Intimate Fantasies: An Ethnography of Online Video Gamers in Contemporary Japan. University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. PhD dissertation.
- Nathan A. Wendte. 2020. “A Tale of Two Triangles: Ethnolinguistic Identity among Gulf South Creoles.” Tulane University, Phd dissertation.
- Shirley Yeung. 2020. “Welcome Work: Hospitality and the Mediation of Migrant Mobility in Swiss Integration Policy.” University of Michigan Phd dissertation.
- Rahul Advani. 2019. Online and ‘real’ lives: The anthropology of Facebook and friendship among middle class young men in an Indian city. King’s College London, Phd.
- Jessica Chandras. 2019. Multilingual Practices, Education, and Identity in Pune, India. George Washington University, Ph.d dissertation.
- Beth Derderian. 2019. Displaying Culture: The Politics of Art, Liberalism, and the State in UAE. Northwestern University, Phd dissertation.
- Jasmine Folz. 2019. Free and Open Source Software in India: Mobilising Technology for the National Good. University of Manchester, Phd dissertation.
- Fians, Guilherme. 2019. Of revolutionaries and geeks: Mediation, space and time among Esperanto speakers. University of Manchester, PhD dissertation.
- Fox, Elizabeth. 2019. “Between Iron and Coal: Enacting Kinship, Infrastructure and Bureaucracy in the Ger Districts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia”. PhD Thesis. University College London.
- Erin Gould. 2019. Youth Transformations in Storytelling: Transmutability, Haunting, and Fen al Hikaya in Marrakech, Morocco. University of Riverside Phd.
- Yuliya Grinberg. 2019. Sensored: The Quantified Self, Self-Tracking, and the Limits of Digital Transparency, 2019, Columbia University. PhD dissertation.
- Kristin Gee Hickman. 2019. Révolution Dārija? Imagining Vernacular Futures in Morocco. University of Chicago Phd.
- Leo Hopkinson, 2019. Hit and Move: Boxing and Belonging in Accra, Ghana. Edinburgh University. Phd.
- Beata Jungselius. 2019. Using social media. Department of Applied IT. University of Gothenburg, Phd dissertation.
- Devin Proctor. 2019. “On Being Non-Human: Otherkin Identification and Virtual Space” Ph.D. diss. The George Washington University.
- Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson. 2019. “Language Use and Global Media Circulation Among Argentine Fans of English-Language Mass Media”. University of Arizona. Phd.
- Shannon Mary Ward. 2019. Learning Language, Transforming Knowledge: Language Socialization in Amdo, Tibet. New York University, Phd.
- Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth. 2019. Finding the Singing Spruce: Craft Labor, Global Forests, and Musical Instrument Makers in Appalachia. University of Kentucky, Phd.
- Michelle Ladwig Williams. 2019. The ASB Polyfest: Constructing Transnational Pacific Communities of Practice in Auckland, New Zealand. University of Auckland, Phd.
- Joshua Bluteau. 2018. Authenticity, performance and the construction of self : a journey through the terrestrial and digital landscapes of men’s tailored dress.
- Omri Grinberg. 2018. Writing Rights, Writing Violence: The Bureaucracy of Palestinian Testimonies in Israeli Human Rights NGOs – Ph.D. dissertation. Department of Anthropology and Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto.
- Gil Hizi’s “The Affective Medium and Ideal Person in Pedagogies of ‘Soft Skills’ in Contemporary China”. Sydney University.
- Owen Kohl’s “Were the Balkans Made for Rap? – Semiosis in the Homemade Hip Hop Imaginary.” University of Chicago.
- Juan M del Nido. 2018. “Uber in Buenos Aires: an Ethnographic of the post-political as a modality of reasoning”. 2018. Ph.d dissertation. Department of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester, UK.
- Vijayanka Nair 2018. The State of the Individual: Biometrics, Politics and the Common Man in India. New York University, Phd. thesis.
- Miranda Weinberg, 2018. Schooling Languages: Indigeneity, Language Policy, and Language Shift in Nepal. University of Pennsylvania.
- Hallie Wells. 2018. Moving Words, Managing Freedom: The Performance of Authority in Malagasy Slam Poetry. University of California, Berkeley.
- Laura Bunting-Hudson’s “The Art of the Hustle: A Study of the Rap Music Industry in Bogota, Colombia.” Teachers College, Columbia University.
- Leigh Bush’s “Slow Food and Fast Fast Flows: Chefs, Cuisine, and Convergence.” Indiana University, Bloomington.
- Carrie Clanton. 2017. Uncanny Others: Hauntology, Ethnography, Media. Goldsmiths College, University of London. Phd dissertation.
- Rebekah Cupitt’s “Make difference. Deafness and video technology at work” KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
- Chihab El Khachab. “Technology, Labor, and Mediation in the Egyptian Film Industry.” University of Oxford.
- Flood, David. 2017. Classed Cultural Ethics: Understanding Class Difference in the Contemporary US through Traditional Musical Performance and Radical Leftism. University of Virginia.
- Jennifer Hsieh. 2017. Noise Governance and the Hearing Subject in Urban Taiwan. Stanford University. Ph.D. Dissertation.
- Deborah A. Jones’ “Afterlives & Other Lives: Semiosis and History in 21st Century Ukraine.” University of Michigan.
- Michael M. Prentice. “Ranks and Files: Corporate Hierarchies, Genres of Management, and Shifting Control in South Korea’s Corporate World.” University of Michigan.
- Adam Sargent’s “Building Modern India: Transformations of Labor in the Indian Construction Industry.” University of Chicago.
- Linda Takamine. 2017. “Alcohol, Virtue, and the Making of Persons in Contemporary America.” University of Michigan.
- Erin Yerby. 2017. Spectral Bodies of Evidence: The Body as Medium in American Spiritualism. Columbia University,
- Lynnette Arnold, “Communicative Care Across Borders: Language, Materiality, and Affect in Transnational Family Life,” University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo. 2016. Reification, Resistance, and Transformation? The Impact of Migration and Demographics on Linguistic, Racial, and Ethnic Identity and Equity in Educational Systems: An Applied Approach. University of South Florida.
- Mariam Durrani’s “A Study on Mobility: Pakistani-origin Muslim Youth in Higher Education.“ University of Pennsylvania.
- Rodrigo Ferrari-Nunes’s “Spree: Shetland’s Epistemological Tradition of Music Making”, Aberdeen.
- Katherine Fultz, Economies of Representation: Conflict, Communications, and Mining in Guatemala. University of Michigan.
- Colin Halverson “Individualized: an ethnography of translation in a genomics clinic.” University of Chicago.
- Magnus Pharao Hansen’s “Nahuatl Nation: Language Revitalization and Indigenous Resurgence in 21st Century Mexico”, Brown
- Michael Scroggins’ “‘This is a New Thing in the World”: Design and Discontent in the Making of a “Garage” Lab.” Columbia University
- Anna Marie Weischelbraun’s “Constituting the International Nuclear Order: Bureaucratic Objectivity at the IAEA.” University of Chicago.
- Gabriele de Seta’s “Dajiangyou: Media practices of vernacular creativity in postdigital China.” The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
- Daniel Ginsberg’s “Multimodal Semiotics of Mathematics Teaching and Learning,” Georgetown University.
- Elizabeth Kickham’s “Purism, Prescriptivism, and Privilege: Choctaw Language Ideologies and Their Impact on Teaching and Learning”, University of Oklahoma
- Nicholas Mizer’s “The Greatest Unreality: Tabletop Role-Playing Games and the Experience of Imagined Worlds.” Texas A&M.
- Tamar Kaneh-Shalit’s “Positive Thinking without a Smile: Self and Care in Israeli Life Coaching” University of Haifa.
- Stephen C. Rea. “Acceleration and Information: Managing South Korean Online Gaming Culture.” University of California, Irvine.
- Falina Enriquez’s “Composing Cultura: Musical Democracy and Multiculturalism in Recife, Brazil.” Chicago
- Alex Fattal’s “Guerrilla Marketing: Information War and the Demobilization of FARC Rebels”, Harvard
- Joseph Grim Feinberg’s “Where There Are No Spectators: Loving Authentic Folklore in Post-Folkloric Slovakia”, University of Chicago
- Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein’s “When the dead are resurrected, how are we going to speak to them?”: Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Use of Indigenous Languages in the Globalizing Textual Community.” University of California, Los Angeles.
- Jenanne Ferguson’s “Khanna Bardyng? Where are you going? Rural-urban Connections and the Fluidity of Communicative Practices Among Sakha-Russian Speakers” Aberdeen.
- Mack Hagood’s “Sonic Technologies of the Self: Mediating Sound, Space, and Sociality.” Indiana University
- Lori Hall Araujo’s “Carmen Miranda: Ripe for Imitation,” Indiana University
- Jordan Kraemer’s “Mobile Berlin: Social Media and the New Europe.” University of California, Irvine.
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