Department of Anthropology, 354 Mansfield Road Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1176

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To obtain an administrative position in a non-profit organization, transferring administrative and communicative skills from academia into a non-academic setting.



Primary Instructor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2010-2015

Prepared syllabi, course materials, and lectures for Gender and Globalization, Anthropological Perspectives on Women, and Other People’s Worlds, an introductory writing class       

Editor, Scribendi, Inc., Chatham, ON, 2014

Edited and proofread professional and academic documents for style, content, and form

Assistant, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2013

Designed program newsletters and advertising materials

Assisted with administrative tasks, including scheduling courses and organizing symposia

Coordinator, Trama Textiles, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, 2010–2013

Recruited and managed a team of up to 15 volunteers

Facilitated logistics for orders of up to 1,000 pieces for wholesale clients through various stages of production

Created online Etsy handicrafts shop

Designed and organized production of new catalog

Handled exports

Volunteer Sales Associate, Ten Thousand Villages, West Hartford, CT, 2010–2011

Assisted customers with their purchases

Set up merchandise displays

Communicated the organization’s mission       

Intern, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Wethersfield, CT, 2008

Catalogued library

Planned children’s activities

Researched and created jewelry display

Summer Fellow, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA, 2007

Published research project based on museum collections and local archives

Guided tours of historic houses

Teaching Assistant, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2007-2010

Taught discussion sections of Other People's Worlds, Introduction to Anthropology, and Social Anthropology

Intern, Potsdam Public Museum, Potsdam, NY, 2007

Researched, designed, fabricated and publicized display

Intern, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, D.C., 2006

Catalogued library

Researched Hmong flower cloths at libraries and Museum Support Center

Intern, Charles T. Weaver Museum of Anthropology, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, 2005

        Created a website and online exhibit for the museum

        Researched and installed exhibit

Research Assistant, Department of Geology, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, 2004

        Mounted and examined samples of rock on Scanning Electron Microscope



Extensive experience presenting my research at local, regional, nation and international academic conferences, as well as coordinating sessions and organizing panels with other scholars.

Highlights include the American Anthropological Association in Washington, DC in 2014 and Chicago, IL in 2013; the New England Council of Latin American Studies Conference at Wheaton College in Norton, MA in 2013; the Guatemala Scholars Network Conference in Antigua, Guatemala in 2013; the 3rd Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University in Toronto, Canada in 2013, and the Textile Society of America Biennial Symposium in Toronto, Canada in 2006.


Grants and Fellowships

Successfully applied for research funding totaling $48,768 from a variety of institutions including the Inter-American Foundation from 2011 to 2012 and the Tinker Foundation in 2011.



NGOs and Nonprofits AAA Special Interest Group Committee, 2015

Intern at Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology, 2015

SUNY Potsdam Women’s Leadership Program Mentor, 2014

Human Rights Reading Group Organizer: Human Rights in Latin America, 2010

University of Connecticut Library Student Advisory Committee, 2009–2010

SUNY Potsdam History Association Treasurer and Vice President, 2006

Contributing Editor, Collegiate Anthropologist, 2005

Presidential Scholars Steering Committee Student Representative, 2005–2006



Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2009–April 23, 2015

Graduate Certificate in Human Rights, 2009–2014

M.A., Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2007–2009       

Bachelor of Arts, valedictorian in Anthropology and Archaeology, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, 2003–2007

Minors: Museum Studies, Art History




Leslie Thomas

Cofounder and Creative Director, WORKSHOP/CoOp

1074 W Taylor St #113, Chicago IL 60607

312 649 0025


Amparo de León de Rubio

President, Trama Textiles

3ª Calle 10-6, Zona 1

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

502 5472 5821 (Spanish) (Spanish and English)


Dr. Françoise Dussart

Professor of Anthropology & Women's Studies

Department of Anthropology

University of Connecticut

354 Mansfield Road Unit 2176

Storrs, CT 06269-2176