Chrystal A. S. Smith

Assistant Professor in Residence

Department of Anthropology


I am an experienced researcher and evaluator. She is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, and Courtesy Faculty in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. I am a cultural anthropologist with expertise in two major fields 1) education anthropology with a specialization in STEM education research, and 2) medical anthropology with a focus on the chronic disease health disparities among Latinx and Caribbean immigrants as well as other marginalized groups.

My STEM education research uses anthropological and sociological theories and methodologies to broaden our understanding of the challenges that women, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups encounter in K-12 STEM education, STEM higher education, and the STEM workplace. My STEM education research has been funded primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF). I use anthropological and sociological theories and methodologies to broaden our understanding of the challenges that women, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups encounter in K-12 STEM education, STEM higher education, and the STEM workplace. If you are interested in learning more about my research, please contact me at chrystal.smith@uconn.edu. I am always looking for new research collaborators.

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Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut 354 Mansfield Road Storrs, Connecticut 06269
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