Sydney Pullen

About Sydney Pullen

I am a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology, with a focus on applied anthropology. I received my BA in anthropology from the University of South Carolina in 2011 and my MA in anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2018. I am interested in the relationship among vocational education and workforce development programs, regional economic development initiatives, and the historical contours of racial capitalism in Lowcountry South Carolina (my home state). 

Courses Taught

Instructor of Record for ANTH 310: Culture & the Individual

Instructor of Record for ANTH 150B: Many Ways of Being Human; Summer 2017

TA for ANTH 150A: Race, Ethnicity, and the American Dream; Fall 2016, Spring 2017

Projects

Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) Research Assistant
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
Assessing composting toilets in Colinas del Sol, Nogales, Sonora
Scoping work for City High School, Tucson, Arizona

Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) Research Assistant
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Scoping at City High School, Tucson, Arizona

Research Interests

Education; underdevelopment; racial capitalism; political economy; applied anthropology; pedagogy; (rural) U.S. South.