MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE | KENDALL
  Benjamin L. Augustyn
    Department of Social Sciences
       
    GENERAL INFORMATION
 
Benjamin L. Augustyn
Instructor of Anthropology and Sociology
Department of Social Sciences
Phone: 305-237-3179
E-mail: baugusty@mdc.edu

Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
     
    COURSE INFORMATION
   
ANT 2410 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANT 2511 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
ISS 1120 The Social Environment
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology
     
    OFFICE SCHEDULE
   
Monday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Friday  by appointment only
     
    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
   
M.A. Comparative Sociology, Florida International University, Miami

M.A. Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit
št, Munich

B.A. Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
     
    EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
   
I believe that every student has the potential to make a difference in society and that it is the job of the instructor to guide them. In fact, the more difficult the student - the greater reward. I also think it useful for students to become strangers to themselves in the sense that they develop a critical perspective on their lives and positions within society.
     
    CURRENT PROJECTS
   
I am currently developing a dissertation project on post-WWII German immigrants and German identity performance in South Florida. Other projects include the American social warfare state, vegans, hipsters, and Darfur.
     
    INTERESTS
   
Humans never cease to amaze, and my interests are broad: Immigration (U.S. and Europe), Immigrant Entrepreneurship, Identity Performance, Livelihood Strategies, Everyday Practice, Power, Human Rights, Neoliberalism and the Entrepreneurial Self. Beyond the academic, I currently enjoy playing guitar, witty banter, reading about dystopia, and pondering the cruel mysteries of I-95.
     
    ONLINE RESOURCES / LINKS
   
American Anthropological Association: http://www.aaanet.org/

American Sociological Association: http://www.asanet.org/

 

     
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