Information Studies Papers
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(2010) An overview of Digital Asset Management Systems for organizing digital files in institutions co-written with former iSchool student David Smith.
(2011) An EAD finding aid describing the J.J. Jake Pickle Papers at the Briscoe Center for American History.
(2010) A critique of Lucy Suchman's concept of human-machine communication.
(2011) A brief history of the debate over the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.
(2011) Documenting the process of creating a digital archive in the Drupal CMS.
(2011) Documenting the process of setting up the Drupal CMS for crowdsourced transcriptions.
(2011) A report on the condition of an historic document.
(2011) A critique of museological typologies through an analysis of the Goodwill Computer Museum
(2011) Imagining a museum display by researching a reprint of an 1870's childrens book.
(2010) An analysis of Bruno Latour's concept of the immutable mobile and it's use in the subjugation and domination of societies
Information Studies Presentations
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(2012) A blueprint for creating a university library intranet to assist staff.
(2012) A blueprint for creating a data management policy and system at a university library.
(2012) An overview of the CCOA project I created in Drupal 6 from 2011 to 2012.
(2010) An overview of Digital Asset Management Systems. Co-presented with David Smith.
(2010) An overview of the Dublin Core metadata schema. Co-presented with David Smith.
(2010) A look at managing the various generational types in the workforce circa 2010. Co-presented with Joe Ahearn, Micah Erwin and Chris Johnson.
(2010) A sample budget presentation for the Mendocino County Museum based on their publically available prior year's budget.
(2008) This Master's thesis is the culmination of my work at Portland State University's Anthropology program. It explores functional changes at the US-Mexican border from a political economic perspective. I did field research for this thesis in five US states and two Mexican states.
(2008) This is the presentation I gave to defend my thesis at PSU to my thesis committee and colleagues.
(2007) This is the Human Subjects Review I submitted to PSU's IRB.
(2007) This is the thesis proposal for my advisor.
(2006) This Issue study was one of many papers I wrote on international borders, which ultimately led to my thesis.
(2006) This paper compares and contrasts the US-Mexican border with the Spanish-Moroccan border in North Africa.
(2006) This paper discusses migration from Morocco to Europe and explores the power dynamics of the Spanish-Moroccan border.
(2006) This term paper for a Middle-Eastern history class explores the discourses generated by Western historians of Morocco throughout the twentieth century.
Biological (Physical) Anthropology
(2007) This presentation was designed for an Introduction class in Physical/Biological Anthropology. It was selected by my professor to serve an example for future students in the program.
(2007) A review of the shift from Physical to Biological Anthropology.
(2007) A review of the history of hominid taxonomic issues.
(2007) A presentation based upon the above review.
(2006) An ethnography and analysis of a company going through a structural overhaul.
Alternatives to Biomedicine in the US: The Responses of Acupuncture and Chiropractic to Biomedical Hegemony
(2005) A qualitative study about how acupuncturists and chiropractors cope with a system which favors biomedical practitioners.
Social Anthropological Theory
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(2005) A review of the many ways Anthropologists study globalization.
(2005) A review of Mary Douglas' Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (1984).
(2005) A review of Marvin Harris' Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches: The Riddles of Culture (1974).
(2007) This paper explores socio-cultural changes across what is now the southwestern US near the Mexican border from historical archaeological evidence and perspectives.
(2007) This paper discusses the ways in which archaeological and anthropological theories are as scientific as physics and chemistry.