Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

Title: Associate Professor & Undergraduate Advisor
Phone: (562) 985-5172
Office: F03-318

Education History

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Stanford University, 2005
M.A. in Anthropology, Stanford University, 1997
National Taiwan University Language Training in Mandarin Chinese. Academic Year 1997-1998.
Summer Coursework in Mandarin Chinese, Peking University. 1997
B.A. in Anthropology (Minor in Religious Studies) Cum Laude., UNC Charlotte, 1995.
Gaston Community College General Education Requirements, 1990-1992


Courses Taught

ANTH 120 Intro to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 498 Senior Thesis
ANTH 499 Guided Studies in Anthropology
ANTH 501 Current Trends in Anthropology
ANTH 597 Directed Readings
ANTH 697 Directed Research
ANTH 698 thesis or Applied Project


Research Focus and Teaching Specialties

Race and ethnicity, transnational media, cultural production; Taiwan, global East Asia.



Scott Wilson teaches courses on identity, new media ethnography, anthropological theory, and contemporary Chinese society. Born in Stanley, North Carolina, he received his BA from UNC- Charlotte, and his MA and PhD from Stanford University. His current interests revolve around interface and database design, and their relationships to applied visual anthropology. Current projects include analysis of tourism videos in Shandong Province, China, and a new media multimedia ethnography on homeless education in Long Beach, CA.


Selected Publications

  • 2010 Wilson, S. Ethnography as Database Narrative: Immersion, Interactivity and Intervention in the Bethune Multimedia Project. The International Journal of the Humanities. Volume 8, Number 4: 1-14.
  • 2009 Wilson, S. K-Films in the Classroom: Exploring New Media Ethnography Using the Korsakow System. Practicing Anthropology. 31:4: 43-48. Fall 2009.
  • 2009 Wilson, S. A City of Brand Names: (En)Countering Spatialized Narratives of Development in Qingdao, China Tourism Intensions: A Journal of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies. Issue 2. Spring
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  • 2009 Wilson, S. Making Hakka Spaces: Resisting Multicultural Nationalism in Taiwan. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. 16:414-437.
  • 2010 Wilson, S. and Haramis, R. Barriers, Solutions and Resources: Educating the Homeless in the Long Beach Unified School District. Multimedia E-Book Training Manual. Long Beach Unified School District. Available online at: