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Jennifer Cool

Lecturer

Contact Information
E-mail: cool@usc.edu
Phone: (310) 498-2470
Office: GFS 120

LINKS
Curriculum Vitae
Personal Website
 

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Southern California, 12/2008
M.A. Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California, 8/1993
A.B. Anthropology, magna cum laude, Harvard University, 5/1987
 

Description of Research

Research Keywords

Internet Culture and History, Computer-mediated Communication, Ethnographic Film, Critical Theories of Representation, Science and Technology Studies, Feminist Social Theory
 

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"Paradigms Remembered: Back to the Future of Ethnographic Film", Visible Evidence XX, International Conference on Documentary Film and Media, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholm University, Swedish Film Institute, Invited, 2013-2014   
"Speaking History to Technopower: Founding Narratives, Origin Stories and Twitter", Society for the Social Studies of Science, Annual Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, San Diego, Society for the Social Studies of Science, Invited, 2013-2014   
"What’s at Stake? A Discussion of Transparency, Authenticity, Application, Theory, and Accessibility in Public Anthropology", American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Roundtable/Panel, Abstract, Chicago, IL, American Anthropological Association, Invited, 2013-2014   
"SENSORY BODIES AND CULTURAL PERFORMANCES: RECONFIGURING ILLNESS/DISABILITY/HEALING AT THE INTERSECTION OF VISUAL AND MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY", American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Discussant, San Francisco, CA, American Anthropological Association, Invited, 2012-2013   
"VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY PROGRAMS ALONG THE PACIFIC RIM", American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Roundtable/Panel, Abstract, San Francisco, CA, American Anthropological Association, Invited, 2012-2013   
"Cyborganic Chronicles: Temporal Orders In the Cultural Construction of Networked Life", American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Montreal, Canada, American Anthropological Association, Invited, 2011-2012   
"Co-location: Reconfigurations of Place and Embodiment from Cyborganic to Facebook", American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Philadelphia, PA, American Anthropological Association, Invited, 2009-2010   
 

Publications

Book Chapter

Cool, J. (2012). Co-location: Reconfigurations of Place and Embodiment from Cyborganic to Facebook. Human No More pp. 264. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Press.
Lutkehaus, N., Cool, J. (2004). Paradigms Lost and Found: The "Crisis of Representation" and Visual Anthropology, in Visual Rhetoric in a Digital World. pp. 116-139. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
Lutkehaus, N., Cool, J. (1999). Paradigms Lost and Found: The 'Crisis of Representation' and Visual Anthropology, in Collecting Visible Evidence. pp. 116-139. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.
 

Book Review

Cool, J. (2012). Book review: Localizing the Internet. American Anthropological Association. pp. 838-639.
 

Essay

Cool, J. (2013). The Dark Side of DIY in Photojournalism and Photographic Ethnography. (Maria D. Vesperi, Ed.). Anthropology Now. The Dark Side of DIY in Photojournalism and Photographic Ethnography
 

Journal Article

Cool, J. (2013). Gardening Metadata in the New Media Ecology: a Manifesto (of sorts) for Ethnographic Film. American Anthropologist. Vol. 116 (1), pp. 14.
Cool, J. (2001). Strange Distance: Reading Walden in Suburbia. Ethnofoor. Vol. 14 (1), pp. 61-74.
 

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

Documentary film, Home Economics: a documentary of suburbia, broadcast nationally on the P.B.S. Television Network POV series., 1994-1995   
 

Honors and Awards

Final Year Dissertation Fellowship, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC, 2007-2008   
USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, Award for Excellence in Teaching, Center for Excellence in Teaching, USC, 2006-2007   
 

Service to the Profession

Professional Offices

Co-Chair, Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing, 11/2009-11/2014  
 
 

Reviewer for Publication

American Anthropologist, American Anthropological Association, Film review, Roots of Love, by Harjant Gill. American Anthropologist. Volume 114, Number 4, December 2012, pp. 687-688., 2013-2014   
American Ethnologist, American Anthropological Association, Book review, Localizing the Internet, by John Postill. American Ethnologist, Volume 39, Number 4, November 2012, pp. 838-839, 2012-2013   
General Anthropology Bulletin, American Anthropological Association, Film review, In the Wilderness of a Troubled Genre, by John Bishop, General Anthropology Bulletin. Volume 20. Issue 1., 2012-2013   
 
 
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