Amanda C Wetsel

|Senior Lecturer
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Director of First-Year Writing

  • Senior Lecturer

I am a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on infrastructure, ecology, and urban space.  My first ethnographic research project examined how people in the Kyrgyz Republic acquire and maintain their homes and whether and how those homes connect to systems of electricity, water, and heat.  My current project explores how environmental activists in the Kyrgyz Republic engage with problems including air pollution, rising temperatures, and limited water.  I'm interested in practices of collaboration and connection.

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37 Dewey Fld Rd, Room 218
HB 6250


Institute for Writing and Rhetoric


  • Ph.D. Stanford University
  • Ed.M. Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • B.A. Stanford University