Fran Barone

Research Coordinatorfran-med

Francine Barone is a social anthropologist and media ethnographer. She holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Kent (2010) for which she conducted fieldwork on the internet and mobile phones in Catalonia, Spain. Her research interests include technology, change and the socio-cultural impacts of the digital age. She joined HRAF in 2013 to expand our social media engagement and user interaction, helping with the design and launch of HRAF’s new homepage and the eHRAF Highlights blog in 2014. She has been on site with HRAF since¬†October 2015 and is now also contributing to the technical development of the eHRAF databases. You can find her posts on the HRAF blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Selected posts from eHRAF Highlights:

Women, gender and power in eHRAF
Burning questions: evidence for off-site fire use by hunter-gatherers
Romantic or disgusting? Passionate kissing is not a human universal
A cross-cultural look at posture
Surviving winter weather
Trick or treat: Ghosts, demons and zombies found in eHRAF
A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Childhood