Graduate Student Spotlight: Danielle Nadeau

The UConn Department of Anthropology is home to a diverse community of graduate students studying a variety of subfields. Continue reading to learn more about their favorite parts of their research, why they became interested in anthropology, and fun facts about them!

Danielle Nadeau

Danielle Nadeau

Entry into program: 2019


What sparked your interest in Anthropology/Archaeology?
Originally a Classicist, I was interested in archaeology and the mystery of missing gaps in history. I became more involved in the Anthropology department because I found that I was interested in the nuances of society and how people interact with one-another in different contexts. I love that within Anthropology I can explore various sub-disciplines that are of interest to me like science and technology, genealogy, medicine, forensics, and human-animal interaction.
What are your research interests?
The anthropology of science and technology, legal anthropology, and human rights. Specifically, I look at the cultural aspects of algorithms and artificial intelligence.
Where will you/are you conducting your fieldwork?
Silicon Valley/San Fransisco, CA
What do you do in your “downtime?” Tell us something interesting about yourself!
In my downtime I like to ride my horse Roman who I have had for 16 years — we used to do show jumping internationally before I started at University. I also like to walk my black lab Coral, and listen to really bad romance audiobooks.