• Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest
  • Presentations

Krista-Lee Malone

Adjunct Professor of Anthropology


920-748-8389
Office: Smith 207

Basic Information

Education

  • Ph.D., anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • M.S., anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A., anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Awards & Honors

Grants and Awards

  • 2014: second-place paper at the ASU Student Colloquium at UW-Milwaukee.
  • 2013: June Nash Travel Award from the Society for the Anthropology of Work
    (SAW) of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) for presenting in a SAW-sponsored panel at the AAA annual meeting.
  • 2013: Graduate Student Travel Support Program of UW-Milwaukee for presenting at the Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers.
  • 2013: Travel grant from the Anthropology Student Union of UW-Milwaukee for presenting at the Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers.
  • 2009: Taiwan Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship for Mandarin language study.
  • 2009: Conference scholarship to participate in the Graduate Student Symposium at State of Play 6 at New York Law School.
  • 2009: Graduate Student Travel Award from UW-Milwaukee to participate in the Graduate Student Symposium at State of Play 6 at New York Law School
  • 2008: second-place paper at the ASU Student Colloquium at UW-Milwaukee.

Publications

  • "Dragon Kill Points: The Economics of Power Gamers." Games and Culture, Vol. 4, No. 3, 296-316 (2009).
  • "The Gamer Community’s Vision of Japan." Global Currents, vol. 5, issue 2, 6-7 (2009).
  • "A Story from the Field." Anthropology News, vol. 21, no. 2, 5 (2009).

Areas of Interest

  • Social and institutional organization in virtual worlds
  • Science and technology studies
  • Computer culture
  • Digital anthropology
  • Education
  • Language learning
  • Taiwan

Presentations

  • Panelist for "Meaningful/Meaningless Play: The Brave New World of Play and Games in Educational Contexts," International Academic Conference on Meaningful Play at Michigan State University (2014).
  • “Beyond Research: What it really means to participate,” presentation for the Graduate Students of Anthropology Workshop at UW-Milwaukee (2014).
  • “Unconscious Bias: A Look at Gender in the Office and Game World of a Taiwanese MMORPG,” presentation for the ASU Student Colloquium at UW-Milwaukee (2014).
  • Panelist for "Producing Digital Publics From Gaming to Crowdsourcing"; “Learning Digital Publics in a Global Mode: A Taiwanese Game’s Imagining of the American Public Sphere,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Chicago, Illinois (2013).
  • “Balancing Act: The Challenges of Creating an Educational Game,” invited presentation for the School of Computing Research Colloquium at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois (2013).
  • Panelist for: Producing Digital Publics From Gaming to Crowdsourcing; “Learning Digital Publics in a Global Mode: A Taiwanese Game’s Imagining of the American Public Sphere,” 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Denver, Colorado (2013).
  • “Working in Taiwan,” invited presentation for the Chinese Language Table, Chinese department at UW-Milwaukee (2013).
  • “Linguistic Considerations of Family in Chinese,” invited presentation for the Chinese Language Table, Chinese department at UW-Milwaukee (2010).
  • Round Table Discussant, “Finding Governance in Synthetic Worlds,” for the 2008 GLS Conference (2008).
  • “Dealing with a Progressive World: Common Themes in Anime and Synthetic Worlds,” presentation for the ASU Student Colloquium at UW-Milwaukee (2008).
  • Panel Discussant, “Getting Into Graduate School,” for the Undergraduate Research Opportunity program at UW-Milwaukee (2007).
  • “Obstacles to Sustainable Urban Development in China,” guest speaker for Anthro-355: Globalization, Culture and Environment class (2007).