Tamara Kneese

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-5871


Tamara Kneese received her PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University, her MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and her BA in Anthropology from Kenyon College.

Her research interests include feminist science and technology studies, digital labor, Silicon Valley startup culture, and histories of social media.

In addition to publishing scholarly work on online mourning practices, she has written for popular outlets such as Public Books, The Verge, Yes! Magazine, The Atlantic, and The New Inquiry.

PhD, New York University
MA, University of Chicago
BA, Kenyon College

Gregg, M. and Kneese, T. (Expected 2019). Clock. The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology, and Organization Studies. Oxford University Press.

Kneese, T. (forthcoming). Mourning the Commons: Crowdfunded Funerals and the Sharing Economy. Social Media + Society.

Kneese, T. (2017). Mediating Mortality: Transtemporal Illness Blogs and Digital Care Work. In S. Long, S. Boret, & S. Kan (Eds.), Death Rites, Memory, and Authority: The Anthropology of Death in the Early Twenty-First Century. London: Palgrave Macmillan Press.

Korn, J. U. and Kneese, T. (2015). Guest Editors’ Introduction: Feminist Approaches to Social Media Research: History, Activism, and Values. Feminist Media Studies 15(4), 707-710.

Kneese, T., A. Rosenblat, & Boyd, D. (2014). Understanding Fair Labor Practices in a Networked Age. Data & Society Working Paper

Kneese, T. (2014). Death Stares. The New Inquiry.

Awards & Distinctions

Contemporary Death Studies in Anthropology, Advanced Seminar at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, NM, organized with Shannon Lee Dawdy, awarded and scheduled for Fall 2018.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2015-2016.

Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Research Fellowship, 2015-2016.