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Marissa Smith - Anthropology

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Marissa Smith

Marissa Smith

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By appointment.


Course Syllabi


Political and Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of Science and Technology, Anthropology of Work, Nationalism and Internationalism, Post-Soviet Borders
PhD Anthropology, Princeton University, 2015; MA Anthropology, Princeton University, 2010; BA Anthropology and Russian, Beloit College, 2008
As a cultural anthropologist, my goal in teaching is to equip students with tools to understand and navigate the diverse values and assumptions that structure our social worlds. My research is based in Mongolia, on the integration of rural pastoral, industrial, and STEM work through national and international identities and relationships. Since completing my PhD, I have also started working with archaeologists from Australia, Europe, and Mongolia as well as the United States, asking how we might more explicitly integrate and differentiate our methodologies to meet our common goals of understanding humanity.

More about my work can be found at and A recording of a presentation I gave at UC-Berkeley in November is posted here:

Winter 2018
No classes found for Winter 2018.

Spring 2018
No classes found for Spring 2018.

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Last Updated: 2/22/17