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.
- Jessica Chandras. 2019. “Multilingual Practices, Education, and Identity in Pune, India.” George Washington University, Ph.d dissertation.
- Leo Hopkinson, 2019. Hit and Move: Boxing and Belonging in Accra, Ghana. Edinburgh University.
- Proctor, Devin. 2019. “On Being Non-Human: Otherkin Identification and Virtual Space” Ph.D. diss. The George Washington University.
- 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.
- 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, Phd.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
If you are interested in contributing, please contact the editors for instructions.