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Matt Rosen

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


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 (ed). 2023. The Ethnography of Reading at Thirty. Palgrave Series in Literary Anthropology. Palgrave Macmillan.

Rosen, Matthew. 2023. “Introduction.” In: Rosen, M. (ed) The Ethnography of Reading at Thirty. Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1–16.

Rosen, Matthew. 2023. “Miracles of the Street.” In: Rosen, M. (ed) The Ethnography of Reading at Thirty. Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 207–224.

Rosen, Matthew and Smoki Musaraj. 2022. “Tirana Visible and Invisible.” In: Linder, B. (ed) Invisible Cities and the Urban Imagination. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 151–163.

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

Stavro Skëndi Book Prize for Achievement in Albanian Studies, Society for Albanian Studies (2023)

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