About Christina


Professor of Anthropology, University of North Texas

940 565 2752 | christina.wasson@unt.edu


My work is motivated by a passion for three Cs: communicationcollaboration, and community-building, in both face-to-face and online contexts.

On the one hand, these concepts are objects of investigation. On the other, they are characteristics of my team-oriented approach to research.

To investigate the three Cs, I draw on the fields of design anthropology, anthropology of technology, linguistic anthropology, and organizational anthropology, integrating theoretical and applied dimensions in my work.

I was trained as a linguistic anthropologist. After finishing my Ph.D., I worked for E-Lab, a design firm that used anthropological research to develop new product ideas. Here I developed an interest in the emergent field of design anthropology. I was a founding member of the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) steering committee.


Current and Recent Research

interdisciplinary collaborations at unt

Collaborators at UNT include faculty in the Department of Linguistics (where I am affiliated faculty), the Department of Design, the College of Information, and the College of Engineering.



1996 Ph.D., Anthropology, Yale University
1989 M.Phil., Anthropology, Yale University
1987 B.A., Linguistics and Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley


Collection of web links 

As a resource for students, colleagues, and myself, I have collected and tagged web links related to my research interests. They can be found here.