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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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