About Student Anthropologist

Student Anthropologist is the flagship peer-reviewed journal of the National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA: the largest organization of anthropologist students in the world). Student Anthropologist journal publishes peer reviewed, original ethnographic or theoretical student research.

Student Anthropologist journal can be contacted via studentanthropologist@gmail.com

You can also find us on twitter @Student_Anthro

Publication information and how to subscribe

Student Anthropologist Journal, published by the National Association of Student Anthropologists, releases at least one issue per year. Publication notification will be announced on Facebook, Twitter, and the NASA website. You can subscribe via email to this blog to receive updates when new issues are released, and the occasional post regarding ‘calls for papers’ or peer review possibilities.

Editorial Board

Dick Powis, PhD Candidate, Washington University in St. Louis
I am a PhD Candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. My research is focused on how men prepare (or are prepared) to become fathers in Dakar, Senegal, how men envision their futures as fathers and husbands, how they navigate the conditions of economic precarity in order to strive for those markers of social adulthood, and how that journey shapes or forms emergent masculinities and fatherhoods. Related research interests include: Anthropology of Reproduction, Postcolonial Theory, and Science and Technology Studies.

Book Review Editor
Jessica Chandras, PhD Candidate, The George Washington University
Jessica completed her BA with honors in cultural anthropology in 2010 from the University of Washington. Her thesis project involved investigating language and identity formation of indigenous individuals in Oaxaca, Mexico. Jessica is currently a PhD candidate working on cultural and sociolinguistic anthropology at the George Washington University. Her dissertation will analyze intersections of language, education, and identity. Jessica is researching middle class socioeconomic identity and the production of mother tongue language use as compared to English through a focus on education in Pune, India.

Peer Review Editor
Alexea Howard, MA Candidate, California State University – Long Beach
I earned my BA (Honors) in Anthropology with a focus in Medical and Psychological Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles and received post-baccalaureate training in Psychology and Addiction Studies. My research will explore the way that a sense of community, the mind and body connection, and a gained sense of agency in one’s health and body are facilitated through the pro-anorexia movement and related online communities. Additionally, I am interested in ways that an illness such as anorexia is taught, learned, and maintained through these communities as well as how anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are embodied differently.

Design Editor
Savannah Martin (Confederated Tribes of Siletz), PhD Student, Washington University in St. Louis

Communications Editor
Spyros Chairetis, PhD Candidate, University of Oxford
Spyros Chairetis is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Oxford, specializing in queer theory, auto-ethnography, 20th century Greek literature and media. His current research project focuses on the ways narratives and/ or images presenting homosexual partners have circulated in the Greek public sphere during the last decade. He holds a BA in English Literature and Culture from the University of Athens, a MA in European Studies from the University of Bath, UK & Charles III, Spain and a MA in Creative Writing, University of W. Macedonia.

Editorial Advisory Committee

Ekaterina Anderson, PhD Candidate, Boston University
A native of Russia, Ekaterina earned her BA and MA in Middle East Studies at Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod and received postgraduate training in child and adolescent psychology at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. Currently specializing in medical and psychological anthropology, she plans to conduct her research on clinical practices and discourses surrounding the treatment of culturally diverse patients in Israeli mental health care settings. Ekaterina will investigate how Israeli clinicians navigate a reality of an increasingly culturally and religiously plural society that is officially identified as “Jewish and democratic” rather than pluralist or multiculturalist.

Katerina Chatzikidi, DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford
Katerina is a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology at Oxford. She is conducting long-term field research in Maranhão, Brazil, where she works with Afro-Brazilian rural communities. Her research focuses on those communities’ struggle to ensure land rights in face of State and non-State occupations and land insecurity. Katerina has previously read for an MSc in Social Anthropology (University of Oxford) and a BA (hons.) in Communication, Media and Culture (Panteion University).

Julien Cossette, MA Candidate, York University
A proud Québécois, Julien holds a B.A. and M.A in Anthropology from York University, in Toronto. In September 2016, he will join the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago as a doctoral student. His research will attend to the diverse, and sometimes conflicting, ways in which the Atlantic Ocean materializes in visions of Senegalese and African futures. It will pay special attention to the conception of, and responses to, seaport infrastructural projects on the coast of Senegal that are emerging as part of a recent African Union endeavor to develop its maritime industry.

Lauren Cubellis, PhD Student, Washington University in St. Louis

Rachel Irwin, Postdoctoral Researcher, Karolinska Institutet
Rachel Irwin is a postdoc at Karolinska Institutet, where her research is an ethnohistorical examination of Sweden’s relationship with the World Health Organization.

Emley Kerry, Independent Researcher

Brian V. Laws, MA Candidate, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
I am an M.A. Candidate in the Applied Anthropology program at IUPUI. My thesis focuses on homelessness in Indianapolis. Specifically, I am researching how homeless advocates and those experiencing homelessness view one another, themselves, and the services that local advocacy groups provide. Other research interests include Applied Anthropology, military veterans’ issues, Urban Anthropology, social theory, suicide, ethnographic writing, inequality, and social justice.

Susan MacDougall, PhD Candidate, University of Oxford
Susan is a doctoral student at Oxford University. Her dissertation is focused on Jordanian women’s criticisms of their own society and its development, which she reads as an alternative formulation of the quintessentially modern idea of ethical self-development. She is currently in the field in Amman, Jordan.

José Romero, PhD Student, Duke University
José Romero is a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology at Duke University and aspiring poet. His research is animated by extractive economies (drugs, labor, and mining), intensified security, and ecologies of care across Michoacan, Mexico and the United States.  Ultimately, this works aspires to collaboratively unsettle borders by intimately engaging border-crossed peoples in the Americas and beyond.

Sara Smith, PhD Student, Yale University

Rey Villanueva, PhD Candidate, University of Texas at San Antonio
As a social and linguistic anthropologist, my research focuses on the intersections of human-environment interactions and policy surrounding the vertical integration of nuclear energy in Argentina.