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Angela Kristin VandenBroek

PhD Candidate in Anthropology, Binghamton University

Research Fellow, American-Scandinavian Foundation

Stockholm University, Visiting Researcher

Web Producer, Platypus: The CASTAC Blog

Research Interests

About Angela Kristin

I am a PhD Candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at Binghamton University under the direction of Dr. Douglas R. Holmes. I combine my anthropological expertise with more than eight years of experience in web development and design to investigate cultures of expertise that generate around making and working with web and other digital technologies. I am particularly interested in the ways that experts think through and among complex sociotechnical systems that necessitate epistemic practice with both knowable and unknowable factors. My dissertation research explores this topic within Stockholm's tech startup community.





21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook

H. James Birx | SAGE (2010) | ISBN: 1412957389

Chapter: Agency and Practice Theory, Angela Kristin VandenBroek (pgs. 480-487)

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Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density.
Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.


Superconnected: the Internet, digital media, and techno-social life

Angela Kristin VandenBroek (2017) | Information, Communication & Society 20(12): 1834-1836 |

Tweeting Sweden: Technological Solutionism, #RotationCuration, and the World's Most Democratic Twitter Account

Angela Kristin VandenBroek (2015) | Interface: A special topics journal 1(1) |