Zara R. Browne

Zara R. Browne holding a small skeleton

Academic Interests: Anthropology of Europe, anthropology of the United States, political anthropology, anthropology of law, anthropology of new religious movements, separatist movements, identity formation, nationalism, capitalism, power and agency, government and bureaucracy, immigration, migration, diaspora, cultural anthropological utilization of social theory and social network analysis for fieldwork and ethnographic research.

 Status: Ph.D.

MA Thesis Title: Radical Intentional Communities in the United States-From the 1960s Onward.

Previous Degrees: M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF); B.A. in Anthropology, Minor in French from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Biography: Zara is a Ph.D. student in cultural anthropology. After attending UCLA, she went on to travel and work in the United States and Europe in a series of professional programs. After these experiences she continued to study anthropology at CSUF. With the conflation of personal and professional observations and experiences with intentional and marginalized communities both in the United States and in Europe, she formulated her anthropological foci. She aims to unpack the historical particularities of intentional and marginalized communities in the United States and Europe, and disseminate her findings via ethnography.