Dr. Francine Barone, BA Hons 1st, PhD

Anthropologist


Biographical Details

Current location: New York
Nationality: American
Languages: Spanish (intermediate); French (intermediate); Catalan (conversational)

Education

2006-2010: Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
Program: PhD in Social Anthropology
Title: Urban Firewalls: place, space and new technologies in Figueres, Catalonia
Supervisors: Prof. Michael Fischer, Prof. David Zeitlyn

May-July 2006: Adelphi University, Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA
Course: Spanish Level I (GPA: 4.0)

2002-2005: Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
Subject: Social Anthropology
Final Year Thesis: Characterizing Roman Catholicism in Contemporary Spanish Society: An Evaluation of Religious Authority
Qualification obtained: BA Honours 1st Class in Social Anthropology (click for scan)
with distinction. Rank: First in class

1997-2002: Valley Stream North High School, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, USA

Publications and Papers

Barone, F. in preparation. Urban Firewalls: Us and them in the digital age

In press, with Prof. Keith Hart (2015). "The Open Anthropology Cooperative: towards an online public anthropology", in S. Pink and S. Abram (eds.) Media, Engagement and Anthropological Practice (Berghahn).

Barone, F., D. Zeitlyn and V. Mayer-Schoenberger. 2015. Learning from failure: The case of the disappearing Web site. First Monday Volume 20, Issue 5 - 4 May 2015. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v20i5.5852 [web] [PDF] Barone. F. 2013. "Race and the public perception of anthropology", Anthropologies, Issue 18 (May 2013). Full text/discussion: [web]

Barone, F. 2013. "Fear and loathing in academia", Anthropologies, Issue 16 (January 2013). Full text/discussion: [web]

Barone, F. 2012. Review of Tuff City: Urban Change and Contested Space in Central Naples, by N. Dines. Open Anthropology Cooperative Press. ISSN: 2045-5755. [web] [PDF] [discuss]

Barone, F. 2012. Review of Netnography: doing ethnographic research online, by R. Kozinets. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford Online. IV(1): 108-112. [PDF]

Barone, F. 2011. "New media: A case study of Fotolog and changing online/offline leisure practices in Figueres, Spain". EASA Media Anthropology Network. (Working Paper) [PDF]

Barone, F. 2010. Urban Firewalls: place, space and new technologies in Figueres, Catalonia. PhD Thesis. United Kingdom: University of Kent, Canterbury. [Abstract]

Barone, Francine. (2007) "Current Approaches to Data Mining Blogs", e-Science Institute Wiki (University of Edinburgh). Full text: [web] [PDF]

Barone, Francine and David Zeitlyn. (2004) "Small ads as first steps to Internet business: A preliminary survey of Cameroon's commercial Internet usage", First Monday Volume 9, Issue 9 (ISSN 13960466). Full text: [web] [PDF]

Peer Review

- Berghahn Books
- SAGE
- Routledge
- Taylor & Francis
- Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford Online
- Graduate Journal of Social Science

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

- International Union Of Anthropological And Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Commission On Urban Anthropology (CUA)
- Media Anthropology Network
- CSAC, Canterbury, UK
- HRAF, Yale University


Conferences, Talks and Presentations

May 2014. "Rambla 2.0: continuity and change in a Catalan city", Global cities: digital urbanisation in the 21st century (Commission on Urban Anthropology) at IUAES Inter-Congress 2014 (The Future with/of Anthropologies) in Tokyo, Japan, 15th to 18th May 2014. Panel convenor.

15-29 March 2011. e-Seminar: "Fotolog and changing online/offline leisure practices in Figueres, Spain", EASA Media Anthropology Network.

June 2010. "Studying the Internet: experiences from the field". Presented at the School of Anthropology and Conservation Open Day Talks, University of Kent on June 26, 2010.

June 2010. "An anthropological approach to locating the web: methods for studying the impact of new media on- and off-line". Presented at the Postgraduate Research Association's 9th Annual Conference (The Adventure of Research) at Canterbury Christ Church University on June 17, 2010. [PowerPoint] [Abstract]

July 2007. "The Internet, Mobile Technology and Society in Contemporary Spain". PhD Upgrade Presentation, Department of Anthropology, University of Kent. [PowerPoint]

Employment and Professional Experience

> CURRENT POSITION
[Ongoing] Consultant - Social Media and User Engagement, HRAF (Human Relations Area Files), Yale University, New Haven, CT

> TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Sessional Teacher/Seminar Leader, Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK:

[Feb-June 2010] SE300: Computing for Anthropologists
[Sept 2009-Jan 2010] SE573: Ethnicity and Nationalism
[Jan-June 2007] SE301: Introduction to Social Anthropology
[Oct 2006-June 2007] SE300: Computing for Anthropologists
[Sept-Oct 2005] SE300: Computing for Anthropologists
[Oct 2003-June 2004] SE300: Computing for Anthropologists (Tutor)

All teaching positions included independent lesson preparation, essay marking, student advising, digital coursework and classroom activities.

> RESEARCH AND ASSISTANTSHIPS
[Feb 2014 - May 2015] Researcher, Gone Dark Project, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, UK [see publication]

[July 2010 - Sept 2014] Research Associate (Postdoctoral), Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, UK.

[Dec 2010-Jan 2011] Postdoctoral researcher (for Dr. John Postill - Sheffield-Hallam University, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) on the project "Media and Social Change".

[May 2010-Sept 2010] Digital archives management (for Prof. David Zeitlyn), Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

[Oct 2007-January 2009] Field research - Catalonia. Full-time anthropological fieldwork on the subject of the Internet and mobile technology use in contemporary Spanish/Catalan society.

[June 2007] Researcher. Analysis of current approaches to blog research that utilize data mining as a primary methodology. Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK [publication]

[May 2005-Nov 2005] Research Assistant to Prof. David Zeitlyn. Updating electronic databases of online Cameroonian art trade. Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

[June 2004] Research Assistant to Prof. David Zeitlyn. Independent research into commercial Internet usage in Cameroon. Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK [publication]

> WEB DEVELOPMENT AND IT ADMINISTRATION
[May 2009 - Present] Administrator/Moderator of the Open Anthropology Cooperative

[Oct 2009-June 2010] Web Administrator. Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

[May 2010] Web Developer, Anthrodata DPA Project (http://www.anthrodatadpa.org) on behalf of HRAF (Human Relations Area Files), Yale University, New Haven, CT

[July 2007-Sept 2007] Computing Administrator (internal staff/student network, PC & Mac), Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

[May 2005-Nov 2005] Anthropological Index Online Data Proofing, Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

> OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
[Oct 2003-July 2005] Student Representative of the Department of Anthropology for the University Open Day, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

[June-Aug 2004] Collections Counsellor (full-time). Collections Department, Student Financial Services, Adelphi University, New York.

[June-Sept 2003] Collections Counsellor (full-time). Collections Department, Student Financial Services, Adelphi University, New York.

Awards and Distinctions

Click links for scans where available

Academic Referees

The following people may be contacted for references relating to my academic work and employment. Follow links to scans of references where available.

Prof. David Zeitlyn (doctoral supervisor)
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
51 Banbury Road
Oxford
OX2 6PE
United Kingdom
email: david.zeitlyn@anthro.ox.ac.uk
Tel: (+44) (0)7914 988025

Prof. Michael Fischer (doctoral supervisor)
Department of Anthropology
Marlowe Building
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent CT2 7NR
United Kingdom
email: M.D.Fischer@kent.ac.uk
Tel: (+44) (0)1227-764000 extn. 3144

Professor Roger Just
Department of Anthropology
Marlowe Building
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent CT2 7NR
United Kingdom
email: F.P.R.Just@kent.ac.uk
Tel: (+44) (0)1227-764000 extn. 3146

Curriculum Vitae

Biographical details
Education
Publications
Peer Review
Memberships & affiliations
Conferences & talks
Employment history
> Current
> Teaching
> Research
> IT/Web
> Other
Awards and distinctions
Referees
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Analog/Digital (personal blog)
Urban Firewalls
Twitter
Academia.edu
Google Scholar
Flickr
OAC profile
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