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M.A. Florida International University M.A. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitšt, Munich, Germany B.A. University of California, Berkeley

Selected Publications/Presentations/Public Speaking, etc.:

“Reading Palms: Difference and Desire in Advertising” 2012 Wolfsonian Student Conference, The Wolfsonian Museum, Miami, FL

†“Boundary Issues: Interrogating a Concept” 2011 AES/SUNTA Conference New Forms of Difference / New Forms of Connection, San Juan, PR

†“A Working Class Hero?: Green Day, Darfur, and the Consumption of Humanitarian
Crises” 2009 AES/CASCA Conference Transnational Anthropologies, Vancouver, BC

Academic/Research Interests:

Immigration (U.S. and Europe), Immigrant Entrepreneurship, Livelihood Strategies,
Everyday Practice, Power, Human Rights, Neoliberalism and the Entrepreneurial Self


Florida International University Presidential Fellowship

Courses Taught:

ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology
ANT 2410 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANT 2511 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
ISS 1120 The Social Environment
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology
SYG 2010 Social Problems
SYG 2230 Multi-Ethnic America

Professional Association:
American Anthropological Association
American Ethnological Society
American Sociological Association


Benjamin L. Augustyn, M.A., M.A.
Instructor, Sociology & Anthropology


Office: †3506-17

Phone: (305) 237-3179




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