Kathryn Stam, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
100 Seymour Road
Utica, NY 13413
Office: Donovan Hall 1211 (office hours will be online until further notice. Please email for an appointment).
Personal website: kathrynruthstam.wordpress.com
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University 2001-03.
- Ph.D. Social Science (Anthropology and Sociology), The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Aug. 1999.
- M.S. Forest Resource Management. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. May 1993.
- B.A. University of Vermont. Major: Environmental Studies. May 1988.
Area of Research
- Cultural anthropology
- Information design and technology
- Information security and information professions
- Anthropology of work
- Refugee studies
- Thai studies
Web presence for community projects
Honors and Awards
- NY Heritage Digital Collections grant for archiving refugee photographs and multimedia, 2018 & 2019.
- Woman of the Year, 2018. New York Women, Inc. Mohawk Valley Chapter. Racial Justice Category.
- SUNY CUAD. Award for Outstanding Communications Materials & Community Relations Award, 2017.
- Women Who Inspire, SUNY Poly, 2017.
- Open SUNY Fellow (Experienced online practitioner) and Online Ambassador, 2016.
- Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, 2015.
- Grand Prize, Communications materials for Refugees Starting Over project. Welcoming America. June 2015.
- Scholarship, Empowering for International Thai and ASEAN Studies (ENITAS), Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, “The Content and Meaning of Thai Memorial Books in Contemporary Thai Life,” June 5-6, 2014.
- Faculty Associate. Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University. Aug. 2014-present.
- Presented TEDx talk at TEDx Utica event on Nov. 7, 2014. Refugees Starting Over in Utica, NY: http://tedxutica.com/kathryn-stam-refugees-starting-over-in-utica-ny/
- YWCA Salute to Outstanding Woman of the Mohawk Valley, 2014. Racial Justice.
- Best in Category. Communications Materials for Refugees Starting Over project. SUNY Center for University Advancement (SUNY CUAD). 2013.
- Participated in National Science Foundation Workshop, “Robust Social-Technical Architectures for Displaced People.” Cape Town, S. Africa, Dec. 4-6, 2013.
- Fulbright Award for “Enhancing Access to Northeast Thai Culture and History Through Cremation Volumes”. Mahasarakham University, Thailand. Nov 2010- Feb 2011.
- SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010.