Shelley Guyton

M.A. Anthropology, UC Riverside
M.A. SEATRiP, UC Riverside (expected June 2016)
Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, UC Riverside (in progress)

Cultural Anthropology

Shelley Guyton is a Ph.D. student in Cultural Anthropology, and an M.A. student in Southeast Asian Studies (SEATRiP, Southeast Asia: Text, Ritual, Performance) at UC Riverside. Her dissertation work focuses on humanitarian communication technology and media infrastructure in the Philippines in post-Super Typhoon Haiyan. Her research interests include the Philippines and Southeast Asia, humanitarianism, media and communication technologies, infrastructure, science and technology studies, postcolonial studies, and disaster.

Shelley received a B.A. with honors in Sociocultural Anthropology (with a minor in Literatures in English) from UC San Diego, where she completed a senior thesis on national identity postcolonial Filipino literature written in English. After graduating, she conducted research in the Philippines for nine months as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, studying national identity and Filipino bloggers. Outside of her studies, she also combines her interests in media and the Philippines by working with the L.A.-based Center for Art and Thought—an online space for Filipino art and scholarship ( Shelley welcomes contact through the following: Email