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Angela VandenBroek

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Texas State University

Web Producer, Platypus: The CASTAC Blog

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About Angela

I am an assistant professor of anthropology at Texas State University. My Ph.D. is in sociocultural anthropology from Binghamton University in the department of anthropology. I have additionally worked as an applied anthropologist in design, branding, and information technologies since 2008. Broadly speaking, my work sits at the intersection of business and design anthropology and science and technology studies and focuses on how ambitions for better futures by states, citizens and entrepreneurs are coopted and reformed by innovation culture and its infrastructures. I've conducted research in Stockholm Sweden's startup and innovation ecosystem and will be starting research in Austin, Texas starting Fall 2021. I am open to collaborations and seeking students to come work with me at Texas State. Want to work with me? Send me an email (akvbroek@txstate.edu / akvbroek@gmail.com) or message me on whatever social media you find me on—my DMs are open. :) Beyond that, I am also an avid minecrafter, a whovian, the wife of a fantastic cook, and a general nerd.





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 | http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118x.2017.1346137

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

Angela Kristin VandenBroek (2015) | Interface: A special topics journal 1(1) | http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2373-4914.1004