I am currently working toward a PhD in cultural anthropology with an interdisciplinary focus on mass communications at the University of Florida. I earned an MPhil in visual anthropology from the University of Manchester in 2015. My current research interest is looking at the reemergence of coffeehouses in the British Isles. I focus specifically on value, economics, nostalgia, and social spaces. As a visual anthropologist I use film and photography as the main medium for my output.
I started teaching as an adjunct anthropology instructor at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. I am currently teaching at the University of Florida while working toward a PhD. I believe in running a discussion based courses where students produce a product or portfolio at the end of the course.
I designed and am the instructor of record for all the classes listed below:
2011 Society for Applied Anthropology Trap to Table a short film on fishing in north Florida
2012 Society for Applied Anthropology Datil Peppers a short film on heritage hot peppers
2014 Pop Culture Association Conference Sacdia pop culture in medieval reenactment
2014 Southeastern Conference of Art Colleges Scadia art and imagined history
2015 Southeastern Conference of Art Colleges (chair) Confluence of Art and Anthropology
2015 Keynote and screening for University of Wisconsin-Madison Anthropology Day
2016 American Anthropological Association Scadia a feature film on nostalgia