JOB CANDIDATE, Ph.D.
CURRENT POSITIONLecturerElite College, Department of Anthropology
Culture and the politics of environmentalism, public health, social movements, consumption, and globalization, with an area specialization in postsocialist Eastern Europe.
- University of State at City
Ph.D., Anthropology, June 19991
- Dissertation: "From Green Dissidents to Green Skeptics: Environmental Activists and Post-Socialist Political Ecology in Hungary"
- Dissertation Advisors: Drs. Name (chair), Name, and Name
- M.A., Anthropology, 1994
University of State, City,2
- B.A., Anthropology, 1992
- Honors Thesis: "Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum in the San Francisco Bay Area's Portuguese-American Community"
- Thesis Advisor: Dr. Nancy Scheper-Hughes
- FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, AND HONORS
- Woodrow Wilson International Center
- Junior Scholars' Training Seminar in Eastern European Studies, 2000.
- Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of State at City
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, 1999-2001.
- Fulbright IIE
- Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Hungary, 1996.
- International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
- Eastern European Individual Advanced Research Award, Hungary, 1995.
- National Science Foundation
- Graduate Minority Research Fellowship, 1992-1995.
- University of State at City
- Stevenson Program on Global Security, research and travel grant, Hungary, 1995.
- Anthropology Board of Studies, research and travel grants, 1992-1999.
- University of State at City
- Regents' Scholarship, 1988-1992.
- Alumni Scholarship, 1988-1992.
- Heller Grant for Undergraduate Research, 1991.
- Honors Students' Society, Award for Outstanding Sophomore Student, 1990.
- Jeanne Tully Award for Poetry, Villa Montalvo
- First place, 1988.
- Honors Societies
- Phi Beta Kappa, 1992.
- Lambda Alpha, national anthropology honors society, 1991.
- University of California, Berkeley Prytanean Society, 1990.
- University of California, Berkeley Honors Students' Society, 1989.
TEACHING AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE3
- Courses Taught
- Anthropology and Public Policy
- Public Policy Center, University of State at City, Spring 2002.
- Designed and taught masters-level graduate seminar on applied anthropology and ethnographic field research for policy practitioners. Supervised eleven students in designing, conducting, and writing up a short-term ethnographic project in a public policy setting. Several students presented their research findings to local clients, and one student is revising his research paper for publication in an edited volume.
- Culture through Film
- Anthropology Department, University of State at City, Spring 2002.
- An introduction to cultural anthropology using feature, ethnographic, and documentary films to explore key theoretical concepts. Designed and taught a large, multimedia lecture class of 270 students; supervised a teaching team of four teaching assistants. For a detailed syllabus, please consult my website.
- Anthropology of Environmentalism
- Anthropology Department, University of State at City, Fall 2001.
- Designed and taught upper-division seminar presenting anthropological theories of nature and culture and ethnographic research on ecological movements worldwide.
- Health and Habitat/Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Environment and Public Health
- Anthropology Department, University of State at City, Fall 1999 and 2001.
- Designed and taught upper-division seminar exploring concepts of environmental justice through ethnographic texts on political ecology, the body, and cultural theories of risk.
- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- Anthropology Board of Studies, University of State at City, Summer 1998.
- Designed and taught a lower-division introduction to culture and ethnography, presenting key concepts in symbolic anthropology and political economy.
- Ethnographies of Popular Culture
- Anthropology Board of Studies, University of State at City, Winter 1997.
- Designed and taught an upper-division, cross-cultural survey of popular culture, exploring theoretical approaches from cultural anthropology and British cultural studies.
- Teaching Assistantships
- Medical Anthropology, Environment and Culture, Introduction to Public Health, and Introduction to European Visual Culture
- Led discussion sections and performed administrative duties for courses offered in the Departments of Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Community Studies and Art History, University of State at City, Fall 1997-Spring 1999.
1. "Post-Socialist Political Ecology: Some Hungarian Cases," Eastern European Economic Transitions (Economics), Elite College, December 1999.
Six others listed
- Consulting/Applied Experience
- Qualitative Research Consultant
- Regional Environmental Center (REC), Budapest, Hungary, 1996. Conducted interviews in Hungarian with directors of environmental organizations and assisted in the preparation of the REC's publication, Problems, Progress, and Possibilities: A Needs Assessment of Environmental NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe, 1997.
Book Manuscript, Articles and Book Chapters
1. "From the Danube to Seattle: Environmental Activism and the transformation from State Socialism in Hungary," book manuscript in preparation.
2. "International Environmental Justice: Building Natural Assets for the Poor" (with Name), overview essay in preparation for the Ford Foundation's International Natural Assets Project. Expected date of publication, December 2002.
Eight others listed
Two publications listed
Two other experiences listed
ETHNOGRAPHIC AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD EXPERIENCE5
- Ethnographic Research
- Long-term qualitative fieldwork conducted in Hungarian investigating shifts in environmental activism over the course of the transition from state socialism. Ethnographic fieldwork with environmental and Roma (Gypsy) organizations in Budapest and provinces, 1995-1996, Summer 1997, Summer 2000, Summer 2002. Preliminary dissertation research, March 1995 and July 1994.
- Fieldwork with East-Central European and Western European environmentalists participating in the European Marches Against Social Exclusion, Amsterdam, June 1997.
- Austria, Romania, Czech Republic, and Slovak Republic
- Short research trips to environmental organizations in countries neighboring Hungary to investigate transboundary environmental issues, shared concerns of post-socialist environmentalists, and differences between national environmental movements in East-Central Europe. Fieldwork conducted in English, Hungarian, and German. 1994-1997.
- Archaeological Field Experience
- Archaeological excavation at Gallo-Roman site. Chartres, June 1990.
Nineteen presentations listed
Seventeen presentations listed
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONSProfessional Leadership ActivitiesSpecial Issue Co-Editor
"Food and Post-socialist Culture," Anthropology of East Europe Review, co-edited with Name, in preparation for Spring 2003.Invited Session Organizer
"New World Disorders: Exploring the Intersections of Medical and Environmental Anthropology," co-sponsored by the Society for Medical Anthropology and the Anthropology and Environment section of the American Anthropological Association. Washington, DC, 2001.
Five additional activities listed
Interdisciplinary Research ActivitiesNatural Assets Program
Invited to write an overview paper for the Ford Foundation program on international environmental justice, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2000-2002.
Five additional activities listed
American Anthropological Association
American Ethnological Society
Society for Applied Anthropology
Anthropology and Environment Section
Society for the Anthropology of Europe
Anthropology of East Europe Group
Soyuz: Postcommunist Cultural Studies Association
Hungarianist Research Group
Gypsy Lore Society
UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICEUniversity Service
Two activities listed
Community Service and Activism
Three activities listed
Hungarian and French, fluent.
Portuguese and German, fair.
Five references listed
1.) In her message to us, this candidate provided a three-sentence description of her dissertation research. It might be a good idea to include a slightly abbreviated version of it here. And a small point: The month can be omitted from the date of Ph.D. conferral since the degree was received more than a year ago.
2.) Another small point: There's an unnecessary comma after the university's name. It's always a good idea to get someone who isn't familiar with your CV to proofread.
3.) This candidate has provided excellent descriptions of the courses she has taught. Besides the obvious subject matter, she includes the level of the course, the types of assignments, and the unique aspects of each.
4.) We suggest not including a section on the candidate's published poetry here because it is not part of her scholarship. In fact, it shouldn't be included at all. If she feels strongly that she wants it on the CV, it could go at the end under a heading like "Additional Publications."
5.) Archaeologists and anthropologists traditionally have a section on field experience. These brief descriptions are just long enough to provide the reader with a basic understanding of her field experience.
6.) The candidate's list of five references are from four different disciplines. To some traditional departments, her interdisciplinary approach may not be seen as a strength; rather it may seem that she is "all over the place." It would be better to omit this section altogether and/or include the statement "References available upon request," at the end of the CV.