Michael Wesch

Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology

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:

Michael Wesch: What Inspired Me to Redesign My Syllabus

Recording Effective Microlectures (webinar)

Organizing Your Online Course (webinar)

Welcoming Students to Your Online Environment (webinar)

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 explainer” by Wired magazine, Dr. Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the impact of new media on society and culture. His videos on technology, education, and information have been viewed by millions, 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 recently 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.