Curriculum Vita


1997-2004 New School for Social Research, Graduate Faculty, New York, NY

  • ABD, May 2002; M.A.. December 2000 (Outstanding MA Graduate)
  • Major: Cultural Anthropology

1994-1995 University of California at Santa Cruz

  • B.A., June 1995 (Honors in the Major)
  • Major: Anthropology

1992-1994 MiraCosta Community College, Oceanside, CA

  • Major: General Studies


2006-2011 Part-Time Instructor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • WMST 113, “Gender, Race, and Class” (classroom and distance education)

2003-Present Adjunct Instructor, Community College of Southern NV, Las Vegas

  • ANTH 101, “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology”
  • ANTH 201, “People and Cultures of the World”
  • WMST 113, “Gender, Race, and Class”

2002 Teaching Assistantship

  • “Scale and Complexity” (Graduate core course, taught by Prof. Judith Friedlander)

1997-1998 SAT Tutor, The Princeton Review, New York, NY

  • Taught general mathematics and test-taking skills to high-school juniors and seniors in Harlem and Brooklyn in preparation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test.



  • Presentation: “Are We Ready Yet for Action Anthropology?” Reconsidering American Power, University of Chicago, April 23-25, 2009.


  • Presentation: “The Uses of Anthropology in the Insurgent Age”. Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, University of Chicago, April 25-27, 2008.


  • Panel: “Anthropology at the Dawn of the Cold War”, 2003 AAA Annual Meeting (Organizer and Chair)
  • Presentation: “Organizing Anthropology: Sol Tax and the Professionalization of Anthropology”. 2003 AAA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.


2010. The Uses of Anthropology in the Insurgent Age. In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, eds. John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton. Chicago: U of Chicago Press.

2008. Anthropology at the Dawn of the Cold War. Dustin M. Wax, ed. New York: Pluto Press.

  • “Introduction: Anthropology at the Dawn of the Cold War”, Pp. 1-16.
  • “Organizing Anthropology: Sol Tax and the Professionalization of Anthropology”, Pp. 133-142.

2007. Book Review: Sex and Pleasure in Western Culture. Archives of Sexual Behavior 37(3): 471 – 472.

2006. God Gene. In Encyclopedia of Anthropology. H. James Birx, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Pp. 1093-4.

2005 (ongoing). Founding member of and contributor to website Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology. URL: <>



  • Smithsonian Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, National Museum of Natural History


  • PhD Maintenance of Status Scholarship, New School for Social Research


  • Outstanding MA Graduate Student Award, Anthropology, New School for Social Research


  • Research Assistantship, New School for Social Research


  • BA with Honors in the Major, Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz


  • Phi Theta Kappa, MiraCosta Community College



  • Fieldwork: Meskwaki Settlement, Tama, IA (February-June)


  • Archival research: National Anthropology Archives, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC (June-September)


  • Native American Culture and History
  • History of Anthropology
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Internet and Education
  • Cold War Anthropology
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
  • Ethnic and Cultural Identity
  • Museum Studies
  • Artistic Expression and Communication.


11/11 – Present  Executive Director, Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas, NV

8/10 – 7/12  Collection Manager, UNLV Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, NV

1/06 – 5/11  Time Instructor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Teach multiple sections of general education requirement “Gender, Race, and Class”.

9/03 – Present Adjunct Instructor, Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

  • Teach multiple sections of introductory anthropology.

11/04 – 5/05 Webmaster, Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, The Hague, The Netherlands

  • Updated and maintained website for International Criminal Court-based NGO.

3/01 – 6/02 Assistant Web Editor, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, New York, NY

  • Maintained and updated educational website.

1/01 – 5/02 Research Intern, New York Academy of Science, New York, NY

  • Located, copied, and archived materials relating to the history of anthropology at the New York Academy of Science, 1895-present.

3/99 – 3/00 Administrative Assistant, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

  • Assisted the Director for Programs in all aspects of acquisition, education, and exhibition.