Christa Mylin

Education:
Ph.D. Anthropology, University at Albany - SUNY [In Progress]
M.A. Anthropology, University at Albany - SUNY, 2016.
B.A. Religion, Messiah College, 2008.

Contact:
cmylin@albany.edu

Research Interests:
Ethnology of Religion, Anabaptism, Anthropology of Gender and Power 

Area of Study / Field site:
United States of America with a focus on Southern Pennsylvania State

Academic Advisor & Subfield:
Dr. Louise Burkhart; Cultural Anthropology

CV Link

I'm interested in combining a theological study of religion with how those ideas are enacted in a cultural context. I have done previous research exploring how conflict grew out of historical factors related to social and cultural movements among Mennonites in southern Pennsylvania. I enjoy listening to people share their own stories and trying to understand how Mennonites can define themselves in many diverse ways. Currently, I am working on expanding my previous research to include a wider group of Mennonites who come from all over the world. I will examine how the intersections of gender, race and ethnicity, sexuality and other factors contribute to shifts in religious identity.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & DISTINCTIONS

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

-Grading Assistant, Ethnology of Religion Fall 2016, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY.
-Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Spring 2016, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY.
-Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Fall 2015, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY.
-Tutoring Coordinator October 2014-June 2015, Liberty Partnerships Rising Stars Program, Albany, NY.
-English Teacher 2008-2009, Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

-Teaching Assistantship, State University of New York at Albany 2016-2017.
-Teaching Assistantship, State University of New York at Albany 2015-2016.
-President’s Scholarship, Messiah College 2004-2008.
-Honors Program, Messiah College 2004-2008.
-Dean’s List, Messiah College 2004-2008.
-C. N. Hostetter, Jr. Fellows Program, Messiah College 2006-2008.
-Wittlinger Scholar, Messiah College 2007-2008.