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Hometown:
San Francisco
About Me:
I recently completed my PhD at Stanford and want to transition into consulting. My current research and consulting services focus on the use of space (homes, businesses, cities, cars), social network analysis (decision-making flows and strategies), workplace analysis (corporate transition, conflict resolution), new product research and implementation; specifically, I am interested in human-centered product development and cross-cultural assessments of technology products.

I have researched how people use, organize and negotiate spaces, which areas they feel comfortable in, and which areas people may avoid and the reasons for these behaviors. My research includes: shopping habits, and technology product usage among urban professionals. I am interested in lifestyles of city dwellers, the use of internet shopping and the lifestyle choices of professionals from a range of cultural backgrounds. I have strong project management, interpersonal, sales and administrative skills that are a useful complement to my anthropological training.

I look forward to networking and supporting other anthropologists who are interested in consulting, STS and am eager to share ideas about applied anthropology.
Area(s) of Training
anthropology, applied anthropology, cultural anthropology, ethnography, sociology
Area(s) of Expertise
urban anthropology, anthropology of the state, STS, space, normalization, conflict and social network analysis
Most Recent Degree
PhD
Current Area of Employment
Lecturer and consultant

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 6:30pm on September 30, 2007, Joshua Rose said…
Hello Christa. I am a graduate student in Anthropology at GMU in Fairfax, VA, and I'm interested in focusing on Techonology for my thesis. My topic is very broad at this point, which is why your profile caught my eye. I'd like to read more about your research on technology product usage among urban professionals, if possible of course.

Anyways, it's good to see someone with a common interest.

Take care.
Joshua
At 9:15pm on September 30, 2007, Joshua Rose said…
Thanks! I look forward to it.
At 12:19am on October 13, 2009, Lisa A. Gonzalez said…
Hello Christa,
I'm interested in Stanford's PhD program and I wanted to know if you could recommend any professors there who may have research interests with labor, feminism and/or immigrant labor.
Thanks,
Lisa

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