This speaker was a visiting speaker who delivered a talk or talks on the date(s) shown at the links below. This speaker is not otherwise associated with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, unless specifically identified as a Berkeley Lab staff member.
A Fulbright recipient, Susan completed her doctorate in Cultural Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside in 2002. Questions that interest her concern the relationship between ideologies, worldviews, and material culture, in particular the built environment. Her research is multi-disciplinary, reaching across anthropology to history, sociology, and urban studies. It examines the intersection between regional histories, local aesthetics, and macro-structures such as political economies. Susan’s book, Engines of Ideology: Urban Renewal in Rostock, Germany 1990-2000, an ethnography of a small city in the former East Germany, was published in 2005. She has also written on food, pop culture, consumption, media, and women’s issues. Her work has appeared in academic, trade, and popular journals and magazines.