M.A. in Anthropology, Colorado State University
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Dr. Jeffrey Snodgrass
Kelly Anne Graves is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, working under Dr. Katheryn Goldfarb. She researches the mindfulness movement in the U.S. with a focus on the culture surrounding neuroscientific studies of contemplative practice. She is particularly interested in the way neuroscience has facilitated the secularization of Buddhist meditation, enabling meditation to enter new public spaces. Her research focuses on mindfulness in schools, issues of power, control, discourses of deviance, personhood, embodiment and neuroculture. She is currently working as a GTPI for the University of Colorado Boulder teaching a course entitled “Buddha and the Brain."
Note to Current Students
The Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University supported me through excellent mentor-ship, training in innovative methods, and provided a summer research grant to conduct first hand research in the field.