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Samantha Breslin

Education

BMath (Computer Science and Anthropology), University of Waterloo, 2008
Honours essay (anth): Modelling malaria: An investigation of variables affecting malaria transmission 

MA (Anthropology), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2011
Thesis: Living with music: An ethnography of sessions in St. John's, Newfoundland

PhD Candidate (Anthropology), Memorial University of Newfoundland
Thesis topic: Gendering citizens and subjects: The making of computer scientists in Singapore

Research Interests

Gender; Personhood; Embodiment; Science and Technology Studies; Computer Science; Performance; Music; "Tradition"; Newfoundland Studies; Ethnography.

Selected Publications and Presentations

2013   

  • “01111000 01110010 01100101 010000011: Play Elements in Computer Programming.” The American Journal of Play. 5(3): 357-382.


2012

  • "Putting down roots: Playing Irish and Newfoundland music in St. John's." In Routes and Roots: Fiddle and dance studies from around the North Atlantic 4. I Russell and C. Goertzen, eds. Pp 153-171. Aberdeen, Scotland: Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen.

  • "The session circle: Shifting spaces of belonging in the performance of traditional music." 111th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, California. November 14 - 18. 


2011   

  • “The sound of home: Implications of living in the field.” In Playing the field: An interactive and interdisciplinary graduate student conference: Selected conference proceedings. L. Baker, ed. Pp. 68 – 72. Toronto: Social Anthropology Graduates’ Association, York University. Available online at http://issuu.com/yorku_anthropology_conference.

  • "Legacies of 'tradition' in the performance of traditional music." 110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Montreal, Quebec. November 16-20. 


2010   

  • “Putting down roots: Playing Irish and Newfoundland music in St. John’s.” The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland. July 14 – 18. 

Contact

Samanatha Breslin

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