Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology
Kansas State University
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Dr. Wesch is featured in ACUE’s modules: Preparing an Effective Syllabus, Embracing Diversity in Your Classroom, and Developing Fair, Consistent, and Transparent Grading Practices.
His contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include:
His recent publications include:
• Human No More: Digital Subjectivities, Unhuman Subjects, and the End of Anthropology (University Press of Colorado 2012)
Wesch currently serves as an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University.
Dubbed “the prophet of an education revolution” by the Kansas City Star and “the explainer” by Wired Magazine, Wesch is a recipient of the highly coveted “US Professor of the Year” Award from the Carnegie Foundation. After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, he turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society and education. His videos on culture, technology, education, and information have been viewed over 20 million times, translated in over 20 languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and he was named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic.
Wesch graduated summa cum laude from the Kansas State University Anthropology Program. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Virginia.