Jordan Kraemer - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Jordan Kraemer

Jordan Kraemer is an anthropologist of media and technology. She holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Irvine; an MA from the University of Chicago; and a BA from Wesleyan University. She is currently working on a book about emerging social and mobile media in late 2000s Berlin, titled Mobile Berlin: Transnationalism, Design, and Social Media. Her work investigates how emerging technologies transform experiences of place for shifting urban middle classes, in terms of how geographic scales like the “local” or “global” are produced. She teaches courses on emerging media, digital ethnography, and feminist technology studies, covering topics such as the materiality of information, ethnographies of infrastructure, media and affect, and interaction design. She has published in Human-Computer Interaction and a forthcoming edited volume, eFieldnotes: the Makings of Anthropology in the Digital World, and has received grants from the Mellon Foundation, DAAD, UC Berkeley, and Intel, among others. She was most recently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Humanities, where she taught “Ethnographies of Emerging Media.” She recently relocated to Brooklyn after a decade in California, and is wondering where to find a good avocado.