College of
Arts and Sciences

Jennifer Huberman

Jennifer Huberman
Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Info
816-235-5424
Manheim 106H
Death in the digital age and the rise of Transhumanism as a contemporary socio-cultural movement

About

Jenny Huberman is a cultural anthropologist. Her book, Ambivalent Encounters: Childhood, Tourism and Social Change in Banaras, India, explores interactions between Western tourists and the children working in the informal tourist economy in the city of Banaras, India.  More recently, her research has focused on death in the digital age and the rise of Transhumanism as a contemporary socio-cultural movement.

Courses
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
The Consumer Society
The Social Life of Things
The Living Dead
Writing Culture: The Craft of Ethnography
Culture, Emotion, Identity

Academic Credentials
Ph.D. Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Chicago 2006
Master's degree in Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Chicago 1999
B.A., Anthropology, Boston University, 199