I am a graduate student in Cultural Anthropology at the University of California Irvine.
My research focuses on civic data infrastructures, archiving and environmental advocacy in response to “the Anthropocene” broadly conceived. I hold a BA in Communication, Media and Cultural Studies (University of Bremen, 2017) and a prospective MA in Science and Technology Studies (Goethe University Frankfurt, 2020). I am a fellow of the Fulbright Foundation and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung).
I currently participate in and co-develop a series of collaborative research, teaching and infrastructure projects:
- Quotidian Anthropocenes, sponsored by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Max Planck Institue for the History of Science Berlin
- Visualizing Toxic Subjects, sponsored by UCI’s Center for Ethnography
- Design and public outreach for the Platform for Collaborative Experimental Ethnography (PECE). Sign up for the monthly newsletter here.
- Graduate Teaching associate for the UCI lower-division course Environmental Injustice.
My writing has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes and public-facing reports. In 2017, my ethnographic study of free wireless network activism in German refugee camps received the DARIAH-DE DH Award for emerging scholars in the digital humanities. I have also produced visual work, including a short documentary film on hacker communities in Istanbul and a science communication series titled “Tactics for Quotidian Anthropocenes.”
Contact me for questions and collaborations at tschuetz (at) uci.edu
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Header source: DIY Lead Garden by Chris Carl, Granite City Arts and Design District. Photo by Tim Schütz, March 2019.