Angela Kristin VandenBroek
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Angela Kristin VandenBroek

PhD Candidate in Anthropology, Binghamton University

Web Producer, Platypus: The CASTAC Blog

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About Angela Kristin

I am an anthropology PhD candidate at Binghamton University. I have just returned from the field where I was a visiting researcher at Stockholm University’s Department of Social Anthropology and a research fellow with the American-Scandinavian Foundation. My dissertation is an ethnography of Stockholm's startup ecosystem focused on the tensions—both productive and unproductive—that have arisen between the ambitions and moral commitments of entrepreneurs to do good and the way entrepreneurship is shaped and disciplined by Stockholm's "ecosystem" of public and private support organizations and infrastructures. Additionally, I have worked in design and web development for more than a decade, specializing in branding and WordPress plugin and theme development.





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) |