I am passionate about understanding how people define and pursue "a good life" amid rapid social change. I have explored these questions through fieldwork in Chennai, India; Thimphu, Bhutan; and New York, U.S.A. My dissertation will focus on the role of social media in new definitions of local and transnational community among recent labor migrants from Bhutan.
Broadly, I'm interested in: Migration, Modernity, Identity, Community, Consumption, Social Media, Temporality, South Asia - India & Himalayas.
I earned an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Psychology, B.A. in Anthropology, and minor in Latin from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
To learn more about me and my current work, please visit www.stanford.edu/~gmazza.