List of Publications

OUTPUTS

Publications (1 edited volume, 2 special journal issues, 5 journal articles and 4 chapters)

Kuipers, J. and Bell, J.A. eds. Under Review Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Mobile Phones. Proposal being reviewed for Routledge Press.

Kuipers, J. and Bell, J.A. Under Review “Introduction.” In Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Mobile Phones. Edited by Kuipers, J. and Bell, J.A. Proposal being reviewed for Routledge Press.

Kuipers, J. and Bell, J.A. Under Review “Intimate materialities in cell phone repair: performance, anxiety and trust in DC repair shops.” In Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Mobile Phones. Edited by Kuipers, J. and Bell, J.A. Proposal being reviewed for Routledge Press.

Dent, A. Under Review “Piracy, Cloning, and Criminal Cats: The Discomforts of Cellularity in Brazil.” In Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Mobile Phones. Edited by Kuipers, J. and Bell, J.A. Proposal being reviewed for Routledge Press.

Bell, J.A., Kuipers, J., Kobak, B., Kemble, A. (eds) In Press. In Special Issue of Anthropological Quarterly entitled Unseen Connections: The Materiality of Cell phones.

Bell, J.A., Kuipers, J., Hazen, J. Kemble, A., Kobak, B. In press. “We’re Almost Like Therapists for People with Electronics”: Fetishization, Cell Phones, and Repair.” In Special Issue of Anthropological Quarterly entitled Unseen Connections: The Materiality of Cell phones.

Dent, A. In press. “What’s a Cellular Public?” In Special Issue of Anthropological Quarterly entitled Unseen Connections: The Materiality of Cell phones.

Kobak, B. Bell, J.A., Kuipers, J., Kemble, A., In press. “Introduction: Unseen Connections: The Materiality of Cell phones.” In Special Issue of Anthropological Quarterly entitled Unseen Connections: The Materiality of Cell phones.

Kuipers, J., Bell, J.A., Dent, A., Kemble, A., Kobak, B. 2015. “Fixing Connections: Language, Culture and Cell Phone Use among High School and University Students in Washington, D.C.. The David Skomp Distinguished Lecture Series in Anthropology. Bloomington: Indiana University, Department of Anthropology.

Kemble, A., Kobak, B., Bell, J.A. and J. Kuipers 2015. “A Day in the Life of a Cell Phone Repair Technician in the Digital Age.” In A World of Work. Gershorn, I. (ed). University of Cornell Press.

Gershorn, I. and Bell, J.A. eds. 2013. “The Newness of New Media.” Special Issue of Culture Theory and Critique 54(3):259-393.

Gershorn, I. and Bell, J.A. 2013. “Introduction: The Newness of New Media.” Culture Theory and Critique 54(3):259-264.

Conferences, Workshops & Panels Organized

2014 Fixing Connection Panel Series  – co-organized with Joel Kuipers (GWU) following panels:

  1. Origins of the Cell Phone (March 28) Co-sponsored by the Lemleson Center, we hosted Marty Cooper, inventor of the cell phone. He spoke with Art Moella at NMAH’s Turner Theatre and the event was broadcast by CSPAN (http://series.c-span.org/History/Events/Origins-of-the-Cell-Phone/10737443955-2/)
  2. Repair in the American Experience (April 25) panel chaired by Fath Davis Ruffins (NMAH) with speakers Joe Horse Capture (NMAI), Joseph Corn (Stanford), Kathleen Franz (AU) and Elizabeth Spelman (Smith). Hosted at NMAI.
  3. Sustainability, Design and Repair (May 30) panel chaired by Joshua A. Bell (NMNH) with speakers Jamer Hunt (New School), Josh Lepawsky (Memorial University), and Philip White (Arizonia State University). Hosted at Hirschorn.

2013 Linguistic And Material Intimacies Of Mobile Phones co-organized with Joel Kuipers (George Washington University) at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (June 5-7).

2013 Unseen Connections of the Ecologies of Cell Phones. Co-organized with Joel Kuipers (George Washington University) and Cynthia E. Smith (Cooper-Hewitt) at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (February 28- March 1).

Scholarly & Public Talks & Posters

2015 Bell, J.A. “Unseen Connections – A Natural History of the Cellphone.” Webcast talk for Smithsonian Science How at NMNH (http://qrius.si.edu/webcast-unseen-connections-natural-history-cellphone) (June 4)

2014 Kuipers, Joel C. “Fixing Connections: Repairing Language in the Culture of Cell Phone Use among Millennials in Washington DC” Skomp Distinguished Lecture, Department of Anthropology, University of Indiana (April 28th)

2014 Bell, J.A. “From Hal to Siri to Us: Voices of the Future.” Public talk at the Smithsonian Magazine’s Symposium The Future is Here (May 17th)

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/future-is-here/from-hal-to-siri-to-us-voices-of-the-future/

2014 Cooper, G. and Bell, J.A. presented a poster, “An Ethnography of Cell Phone Repair: Uniting a Global Network of People, Places, and Things” National Conference of Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky
(April 3-5).

2014 Cooper, G and Bell, J.A. presented a poster, “Fixing Things: The Politics and Techniques of Cell Phone Repair” at the Annual Meeting for the Society For Applied Anthropology in Albuquerque, New Mexico (March 18-23).

  1. Bell, J.A. ““Intimacies and Entanglements with Minerals, their Histories and Materials” Discussant for the session The familiarity of minerals: knowledge, skill, and ignorance in local and global networks organized by Andrew Walsh and Annabel Vallard for the 2013 American Anthropology Association meetings in Chicago (November 23)

2013 Bell, J.A., Kuipers, J.C., Hazen, J. Kemble, A., and Kobak, B. “We’re almost like therapists for people with electronics”: Fetishization, Cell Phones and Repair.” Paper presented for Linguistic And Material Intimacies Of Mobile Phones, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (June 9-13).

2013 Kobak, Briel “Celulares: How Cell Phones Translate for Latinos in DC” Presented at the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (March 12)

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