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Graduate Programs?

I've been out of school for a few years after finishing my Masters. Now I'm looking for a grad school that fits my interests a bit more. I am having a hard time, though, finding programs with faculty doing much in terms of cyberculture, subcultures, and the internet. My MA is in Anthro, but I also took courses in Sociology. I'm leaning more toward Sociology and Cultural Studies programs because they have more of an interest in these areas. But still, I've had little luck.

Does anyone have any recommendations, or sites that catalog these programs? Even better, is anyone IN a program that would be supportive of these research interests? I want to get back to grad school and on with a career - but I don't want to end up in a program where I can't get guidance in the subfields I am interested in.

Thanks so much!
-Matthew

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suzycat
Apr. 9th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
MIT? Henry Jenkins is there...
sollitaire
Apr. 9th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
I love Henry Jenkins but he is indeed a sociologist in the school of communications so I'm not sure how they actually approach these fields from a grad school perspective.

Personally, I'll be going into an HCI program with my anthro background after I complete my Masters, because at the moment it seems the only good fit.
pookaboi
Apr. 9th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
HCI? Human Communications something?
sollitaire
Apr. 9th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
Human Computer Interaction or CHI Computer Human Interaction - you'll see it spelled out both ways. Being the anthro - I of course prefer Human first. ;)
pookaboi
Apr. 9th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm more interested in how people are using the technology socially than in studying how to better engineer it. Though I suppose the latter is where the money would be.
livethetruth
Apr. 9th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
i too am looking at the social/anthro angle for my masters, and have gotten the advice from professors that for my doctorate, i should go someplace that has the basics of what i'm looking at anthropologically (like in my case sociolinguistics or linguistic anthropology) and then find an advisor at the school that is willing to take on the application of anthropology to the internet.
chi_town_chica
Dec. 7th, 2008 10:16 am (UTC)
Stanford
Stanford sure would be a good place to do this, IMO. Nick Yee (Daedalus) did his doctorate there and they are on the forefront of research into things like the psychology of avatar-mediated interactions.... Also, being in Silicon Valley has its advantages if you are looking to go into this field.
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