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Erika Kuever -- Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

2013

PhD in Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

2008

Studies in Advanced Chinese, Inter-University Program for Chinese Studies at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2007

Studies in Intermediate Chinese, International Chinese Language Program (ICLP), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

2006

Summer intensive in Intermediate Chinese, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

2003

MSc in Anthropology and Development, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

2002

BA in Liberal Arts with concentration in anthropology and economics, Fairhaven College, Bellingham, USA

 

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs

2013 - "In Today's China, You Don't Starve, You're Poisoned": Consumer Welfare and Citizenship in Urban China. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University.

Refereed Journal Articles

2011 - Performance, Spectacle, and Visual Poetry in the Sixtieth Anniversary National Day Parade in the People's Republic of China, Nations and Nationalism, 12:1, pp. 6-18.

Book Reviews

2006 - Review of Petty Capitalists and Globalization: Flexibility, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development (Albany: State University of New York Press) for The Anthropology of Work Review 28:3, pp. 28-29.

 

INVITED TALKS

2013

"Buying the best when it matters the most": Considerations of brand, channel, and national context in Chinese consumption." Presented at University of Southern Denmark, April 4.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2013

"China's 'fake-fighters': Civic engagement and consumer politics" To be presented at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 24.

"Consumer advocates and citizen politics: Why Chinese consumers are not activists." Presented at the Asian Political and International Studies Conference, Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, October 26.

2012

"The state in the institution: The consumer confidence system." Presented at the Haas Junior Scholars Conference: Multi-disciplinary Interrogations of State and Society in China, University of California at Berkeley, October 6.

2011

"Performance and Spectacle in the 60th Anniversary National Day Parade in the People's Republic of China." Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, London School of Economics, April 5.

2009

"Consumer protection in China following the melamine scandal." Presented at the Anthropology Graduate Student Association Conference, Indiana University, February 4.

 

WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

2011

Illinois/Indiana Dissertation Workshop on Chinese Law, Conflict, and Society, sponsored by the IL/IN East Asia National Resource Center Consortium. Selected for participation through national competition. Held at Indiana University, July 20-21.

2008

Workshop on "Searching for (In)Security: Citizenship and Immigration in the 21st Century." Sponsored by the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology and held in Conjunction with the American Anthropological Association meetings, November 22.

 

GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS

2011

Spring travel grant, East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University

2009-10

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

Fulbright Fellowship, Institute for International Education

2008

Summer FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) Fellowship for Mandarin Chinese, East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University

Skomp pre-dissertation research grant, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University

Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, Taiwan Ministry of Education (declined)

2007

Summer FLAS Fellowship for Mandarin Chinese, East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University

2006-7

Academic year FLAS Fellowship for Mandarin Chinese, Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University

2006

Tuition award, University of Michigan Chinese summer intensive program

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Department of Anthropology, Indiana University

2011 - Laboratory in Ethnographic Methods, Instructor, Spring semester

2009 - Cars, Phones, and KFC: Consumption in Contemporary China, Instructor, Spring semester

2008 - Global Consumer Culture, Associate Instructor, Fall semester

Fairhaven College, Western Washington University

2001 - Society and the Individual, Teaching Assistant, Fall quarter

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2009-10

Dissertation research: Consumer Protection and Citizenship in China. Carried out in Beijing, Changsha, Chongqing, Shanghai, Xi'an, and Zhangye, China.

2008

Pre-dissertation feasibility research in Beijing, China.

2005-6

Research assistant for Dr. Rick Wilk, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University

2002

Undergraduate senior research project on the Cambodian tourist economy, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Anthropological Association

Association of Asian Studies

Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism

Association for Asian Political and International Studies

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Research Output

“If the People Do Not Raise the Issue, the Officials Will Not Investigate”: Moral Citizenship among China’s Fake-Fighters

Kuever, E., 29. Mar 2020, In : Journal of Current Chinese Affairs. p. 1-21

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    Moral imaginings of the market and the state in contemporary China

    Kuever, E., Jan 2019, In : Economic Anthropology. 6, 1, p. 98-109

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    The Sociolology of Consumption: A Global Approach

    Kuever, E., 2019, In : Consumption, Markets & Culture. 22, 2, p. 202-205

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    Consumption and Consumer Rights in Contemporary China

    Kuever, E., 2018, The SAGE Handbook of Consumer Culture. Kravets, O., Maclaran, P., Miles, S. & Venkatesh, A. (eds.). SAGE Publications, p. 143-162

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  • Activities

    Scandinavian Network on Trust, Categories and Governance in China

    Erika Kuever (Participant)

    21. Aug 201923. Aug 2019

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

    Consumption, Markets & Culture (Journal)

    Erika Kuever (Peer reviewer)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsCommunication

    Economic Anthropology (Journal)

    Erika Kuever (Peer reviewer)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsCommunication

    Journal of China and International Relations (Journal)

    Erika Kuever (Peer reviewer)

    2019

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

    Art Gallery Co-chair, Consumer Culture Theory Conference

    Erika Kuever (Participant)

    28. Jun 20181. Jul 2018

    Activity: Other activitiesOther

    Prizes

    Research grant, Torben og Alice Frimodts Fond

    Kuever, Erika (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

    Outstanding Author Contribution Award from Emerald Publishing

    Kuever, Erika (Recipient), May 2015

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

  • Nomination for Emerald Publishing's Outstanding Author Contribution Award

    Kuever, Erika (Recipient), 7. Feb 2015

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

  • Spring travel grant, East Asian Studies Center

    Kuever, Erika (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

    Fulbright Fellowship

    Kuever, Erika (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

    Teaching & Supervision

    Global Consumer Cultures

    Søren Askegaard & Alev Kuruoglu

    01/02/201430/06/2018

    Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

    Economic Anthropology

    Erika Kuever

    01/02/201730/06/2018

    Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

    Introduction to Social Anthropology

    Erika Kuever

    01/09/201631/01/2018

    Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

    Doing Business in Emerging Markets

    Yi Wang

    01/09/201431/01/2018

    Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

    Anthropological Fieldwork

    Erika Kuever

    01/09/201431/01/2018

    Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching