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Matt Rosen

Dr. Matt Rosen, portrait
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Bentley Annex 113

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Ph.D., New School for Social Research, 2014

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 1010: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 3010/5010: Visual Anthropology
  • ANTH 3020/5020: Media Anthropology
  • ANTH 4560/5560: Ethnographic Methods
  • ANTH 4720/5720: History of Anthropological Thought

Research & Expertise

  • Visual and Media Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Art and Literature
  • Cities and Urbanism
  • Communication Technologies and Practices
  • Public Culture
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Europe

Selected Publications

Rosen, Matthew. 2022. Tirana Modern: Biblio-Ethnography on the Margins of Europe. Vanderbilt University Press.

Rosen, Matthew. 2021. “In the Public Interest: Structures of Feeling in Albanian Literary Production.” In: Gregorič Bon N., Musaraj S. (eds) Remitting, Restoring and Building Contemporary Albania. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 25–49.

Rosen, Matthew. 2019. “Between Conflicting Systems: An Ordinary Tragedy in Now-Capitalist Albania.” Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 28, no. 2 (September 2019): 1–22.

Rosen, Matthew. 2019. “Reading Nearby: Literary Ethnography in a Postsocialist City.” Anthropology and Humanism 44, no. 1 (June 2019): 70–87.

Rosen, Matthew. 2018. “Accidental Communities: Chance Operations in Urban Life and Field Research.” Ethnography 19, no. 3 (September 2018): 312–335.

Rosen, Matthew. 2015. “Ethnographies of Reading: Beyond Literacy and Books.” Anthropological Quarterly 88, no. 4 (November 2015): 1059–1084.

Awards & Grants

C. Wright Mills Award, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Ohio University

Baker Fund Award, Ohio University

Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) Grant, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

Ohio University Research Committee Award

Humanities Research Fund Award, College of Arts & Sciences, Ohio University

Melikian Center Fellows Award, Arizona State University

Dr. Elaine H. Berkowitz Albanian Award

Ohio University-Gopikabai Sitaram Gawande College Partnership Grant

National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship, IIE-Fulbright, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Walter A. Eberstadt Dissertation Fellowship, New School for Social Research

American Institute of Indian Studies, Advanced Language Fellowship