Posts Tagged 'Geeks and Nerds'

Geek Girl Survey Update

Geek Girl Survey Update

Greetings geeklings!

I will soon finish compiling data from the Geek Girl Survey I announced last August! Thanks to everyone who answered my call or shared it! I have been swamped with emails from enthusiastic geek girls of all ages, and I am delighted to have obtained a lot more data than I originally expected. So many people made Portal references that I’m considering creating a new slogan for this blog: something like ”For science”. It’s a work in progress.

One Year and Counting!

One Year and Counting!

A little over a year ago (on September 12th 2012, to be precise), I embarked on the blogging journey and created The Geek Anthropologist blog. Since then, it has grown into a small community of authors, and has been the source of great collaborations and projects, such as the Geek Girl Survey or the upcoming panel at the annual AAA meeting. It was even featured on Freshly Pressed, WordPress’s daily editor’s picks.

Just to Vex and Be Vexed in Return

Just to Vex and Be Vexed in Return

I suppose it’s my turn to introduce myself.

My name is Nick Mizer, and I’m a PhD candidate in cultural anthropology at Texas A&M University, where I’m working on a dissertation analyzing the historical relationships between story, play, and imagined spaces in Dungeons & Dragons.  I’ve been studying D&D since my senior year as an undergraduate, when I came to the topic by way of studies in folklore and mythology. The parallels between ritual and myth on the one hand and play and narrative on the other are the first thing that caught my interest in D&D. Gaining a better understanding of those relationships has been the driving force behind a lot of my research since then.  Here on the blog I’ll probably be posting a lot about gaming, but also about other areas of geek culture too.

Geek Girls: I need your help!

Geek Girls: I need your help!

I am looking for geek girls and women of all ages to answer a few questions about their involvement in geek culture and their experiences with geek peers. Whether you are 16 or 50 years old, a trekkie, a pegasister or a browncoat, whatever your gender identity or sexual orientation is, or even if you consider yourself more of a nerd than a geek, I want to hear your story.

Confidentiality will be respected, so don’t be afraid to contact me!

Let’s get acquainted

Let’s get acquainted

Greetings loyal readers and newcomers!

I have been AFK (away from keyboard) for a while, as I was busy writing, then presenting a paper in Finland, among other things, but I am back with some great news!

First of all, TGA has new contributors! Emma Louise Backe and Nicholas Mizer will be publishing their first post shortly about their interests in anthropology and their ties to their geek background. Look out for the very interesting pieces they have lined up for upcoming months. You can find out more about them here.