Celia Emmelhainz

MA Anthropology (Texas A&M University)
PopAnth Author, Editor

Librarian and anthropologist, with a master’s in Central Asian anthropology and master’s in library and information science. Celia has recently returned from Kazakhstan to America, where she studies qualitative dataset archiving.

Celia prepared for a career as a librarian before discovering anthropology. For her master’s in anthropology, she quickly immersed herself in research on migration and missionaries in Central Asia, looking into citizenship as a key factor in the migration decisions of Mongolian Kazakhs. She is also interested in the ​cultural uses of personal names in the United States and Central Asia.


PopAnth Articles

Business training in the Garden of Eden

Business training in the Garden of Eden

Kedge Conservation run business training programs in Africa with a view to helping humans and other animals live together. Celia Emmelhainz interviews scientist and founder Alexandra Sutton.Read on »


Sorting our world

Sorting our world

Cultural groups are diverse. Yet one group that has not been studied in all its diversity is the Nairarbi, an information-working caste scattered through many societies in the modern world.Read on »


Playing the hero

Playing the hero

Are we really the hero in our own lives? Nick Mizer, an anthropologist who researches gaming and storytelling, argues that our narratives about our lives may not be so different from those in our games.Read on »


The Internet for her

The Internet for her

Banana slicers, unicorn meat, BIC for Her pens, steering wheel tables — all these Amazon products are subject to comedic reviews, reflecting our desire for the ridiculous and our relationships with products.Read on »