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MemberRoberta Brannon

…nteria CA. 

M.A. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology

2011
Comprehensive Essay Exam Titles: “Native Mythologies of the Americas and the Theories of Bronislaw Malinowski and Claude Levi-Strauss”, “Mythic Nekyia: Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland”, “Depth Psychology and Culture: The Werewolf”
University of California Irvine, Irvine CA.

B.A. in Cultural Anthropology

2009

Areas of Concentration: Arabic Cultures, Popular Culture, and American Indigenous Culture

Senior Thesis: Pacific Northwest Indigenous Cultures and the Symbol of the Raven

Senior Ethnographic Research: Gothic Subculture in Southern California

Saddleback Community College, Mission Viejo CA

A.A. in Cultural Anthropology

2007

Areas of Concentration: Cultural & Biolog…

Interests include: Mythology, Popular Culture, Comparative Religions, Literature, Fine Arts, Horror, Fantasy, Dystopia, Retro-Futurism, Science Fiction, Pulp Fiction, Cultural Anthropology.

MemberBruce O'Neill

Bruce O’Neill is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and in the Center for Intercultural Studies at Saint Louis Unviersity. His ethnographic research explores the social and spatial dimensions of urban inequality, particularly in Bucharest, Romania, where he has conducted fieldwork since 2006. Professor O’Neill’s first book, The Space of Boredom: Homelessness in the Slowing Global Order (Duke University Press, 2017) uses boredom as a window into the cultural politics of displacement from the global economy. His next book project, The Roots of Urbanism, is an ethnography of subterranean Bucharest. With support from the Wenner Gren Foundation, the fieldwork examines the way post-socialist urban life unfolds underground in Metro stations, basements, and cemeteries, for example. Professor O’Neill’s research appears in such journals as Public Culture (27:2), Cultural Anthropology (29:1), Environment and Planning D (28:2), and a special issue of Ethnography (13:4), which he co-edited.

MemberDylan Kerrigan

…s area of research. Recently I was Co-PI on an 18-month ERSC/AHRC funded research project titled, ‘Breaking Bad: Understanding violence at the intersection between transnational organised crime, community, and masculinities in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad’. ‘Breaking Bad’ was a multi-level interdisciplinary research project, combining researchers in peace and conflict studies (Dr Adam Baird, Coventry University), cultural anthropology (Dr Dylan Kerrigan, University of the West Indies), and international relations (IR) (Dr Matthew Bishop, University of Sheffield). On the macro level the project used an IR lens to investigate the scope and reach of TOC in Trinidad in recent history, this included qualitative and quantitative indicators building on the datasets of World, Bank, UNDP and UNODC, and involved interviews with key exp…

I’m a lecturer and researcher in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Political Sociology, and Criminology at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus. I got my PhD in Anthropology from American University in Washington DC. Did a Masters in Anthropology and Cultural Process at Goldsmiths College, University of London. And I started out with a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex. From a Caribbean, global South perspective I am most interested in how cultural and economic processes extend over long periods of time in the service of various systems of power. My main areas of focus are: class analysis; class and culture; race, class, and colourism; inequality; social change and the state; spectacle, carnival, and sport; popular culture; social and economic justice; power, elites, and white-collar crime; culture and politics. My dissertation was a social history of race, class and culture in urban Trinidad with a specific focus on Woodbrook, Carnival, and Violence. It provided examples of cultural connections between the different political and economic climates/structures/eras of Colonialism, Post Colonialism and Neo Colonialism in Trinidad. Since then I’ve done research into:

  • ·      Men and masculinities on the small goal football fields of Trinidad
  • ·      Court user experiences of the magistrate and high courts of Trinidad and Tobago
  • ·      Youth experiences of urban violence
  • ·      Therapeutic cultures, positive psychology and transnational self-help
  • ·      The militarisation of everyday life in urban Port of Spain
  • ·      Decision-making amongst government officials
  • ·      Political culture
  • ·      White-collar crime, corruption and bobol
  • ·      The coloniality of power and Justice in the Caribbean
  • ·      Spoken word as a local research methodology
  • ·      Fear of crime and local policing
  • ·      Crime and it’s representation in the anglophone Caribbean
  • ·      Radicalisation and preventing violent extremism

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