Angela VandenBroek

Angela K VandenBroek

Primary Field
Cultural Anthropology
Assistant Professor, Texas State University, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Applied anthropology, science and technology studies (STS); feminist STS; innovation studies; business anthropology; futures and foresight; expertise and ignorance; infrastructure; digital anthropology; and design anthropology and anthropologies of design

I am an assistant professor of anthropology at Texas State University. My Ph.D. is in sociocultural anthropology from Binghamton University in the department of anthropology. I have additionally worked as an applied anthropologist in design, branding, and information technologies since 2008. Broadly speaking, my work sits at the intersection of business and design anthropology and science and technology studies and focuses on how ambitions for better futures by states, citizens and entrepreneurs are coopted and reformed by innovation culture and its infrastructures. I've conducted research in Stockholm Sweden's startup and innovation ecosystem and will be starting research in Austin, Texas starting Fall 2021. I am open to collaborations and seeking students to come work with me at Texas State. Want to work with me? Send me an email ( / or message me on whatever social media you find me on—my DMs are open. :)

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