Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
B.A. in Contemplative Psychology, Minors in Religious Studies and Education, Naropa University, Boulder, CO
Religion; psychology; identity, ritual, symbols and meaning; psychological wellbeing and stress; globalization and the internet; biocultural approaches to wellbeing; folk psychiatry
Rob attended both Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, and Naropa University in Boulder, CO. He has always been interested in world religions, especially Eastern traditions. He has spent time living abroad in India, Spain, and the Republic of Georgia, which were experiences that instilled an interest and passion for ethnography and language. He received a grant to work with Dr. Jeffrey Snodgrass on religious influences on perceptions of globalization via internet use in India, and the potential stress that can occur from competing identities and worldviews. Rob plans to become a professor and hopes to be able to instill in students the ability to critically examine the cultural influences on their own identities and worldviews in order to become more conscientious global citizens.