Areas of Interest
Queer and medical anthropologies; sex, gender, and sexuality; the body; queer health disparities; biomedical education and praxis; heteronormativity; the production of biomedical and scientific expertise; queer theory; social justice movements; science and culture; structural and cultural violence
* = not peer reviewed
- Robertson, WJ. (In Preparation) The Irrelevance Narrative: Queer (In)Visibility in Biomedical Education.
- McCurdy, Leah, Emily Lloyd, William Robertson (In Preparation) Anthropology Teaching Forum.
- *Robertson, William J. (2013) Queering Biomedicine: Culture and (In)Visibility in a Medical School. Master’s Thesis. (PDF)
- *Robertson, Will (2013) Medical Authority and Queer Health Disparities. Anthropologies Issue 17 (March). (Web | PDF)
- *Robertson, William J. (2012) “It’s the revolution!”: Queer Liberation and Anthropological Inquiry. SfAA News: A Publication of the Society for Applied Anthropology 23(3):26-27. (Web | PDF)
- Sex, Gender, and Culture (Summer 2014)
- Kinship and Social Organization (Spring 2014)
- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Spring 2014)
- Introduction to Anthropology (Four Field) (Fall 2013)
- Language, Thought, and Culture (Two Sections) (Fall 2012)
Department of Anthropology, UT-San Antonio
- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Spring 2013)
- Introduction to Anthropology (Four Field) (Spring 2012)
- Language, Thought, and Culture (Fall 2011)
Good Samaritan Community Services, Bandera, Texas (Summer 2011)
- Summer Youth Specialist - Developed and taught lesson plans to 12- through 15-year-olds at summer academic enrichment program for underserved youth.
Research Assistant (Beginning Fall 2014) PI: Susan Shaw
- Location: Tucson, Arizona
- Responsibilities: transcribing and analyzing interviews
Research Assistant/Coordinator (Dec. 2011 – May 2013) PI: Craig Klugman
- Title: “Qualitative Examination of LGBT Physician and Medical Student Experiences”
- Location: San Antonio, Texas
- Responsibilities: assisting with IRB paperwork; preparing, conducting, and transcribing interviews; recruiting informants; analyzing interview transcripts using grounded theory
- Heteronormative Biomedicine: LGBT Experiences in Medical Environments. Poster Presentation. “Faces of Health,” Rowdy Wellness Week, hosted by Health Education Department of Student Health Services, UTSA.
- Queer Pop: Heteronormativity and Queer Commodification in American Popular Culture. Paper presentation. College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) Spring Research Conference, UTSA.
- Science of Group Differences. CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN. July 6.
- Bullying and the Bystander (Moderator). CONvergence. Minneapolis, MN. July 6.
- The Intersections of Sciences and Humanities. CONvergence. Minneapolis, MN. July 5.
- Good Food, Bad Food (Moderator). CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN. July 4
- LGBTQ Identities. CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN. July 4.
- Gender Identity and Expression: Equality and Inclusion on Campus. Women’s History Month, UTSA. Mar. 18.
- Teaching Un(der)Prepared Students. Anthropology Teaching Forum, UTSA. Feb. 19.
- Queer Rights Beyond Marriage. GLBTQ of UTSA. Oct. 21.
- Spring Awakening Talk Back. Co-facilitator and discussant with cast. The Playhouse, San Antonio, TX. June 7.
- Spring Awakening Education Night. Post-show panel discussant. The Playhouse, San Antonio, TX.
- Personal Perspectives on Queer Culture. LGBT Graduate Student Symposium. UTSA. April 10.
- Faces of Health. Rowdy Wellness Week Research Discussion Panel. UTSA. April 5.
- Sex: A Biocultural Approach Forensic Anthropology, UTSA. Feb 19.
- Queering Biomedicine Queer Studies, UTSA. Oct. 11.
- On Silence: Oppression and Liberation GLBTQ of UTSA, April 17.
- Heteronormativity in Medical Education Medical Anthropology, UTSA. April 16.
- Queer Health Disparities LGBT Graduate Student Symposium, UTSA. April 10.
- Heteronormative Biomedicine Queer Studies, UTSA. Sept. 19
Awards and Honors
- 50 Best Cultural Anthropology Dissertations 2013. Anthropologyworks. Culture in Global Affairs Research and Policy Program at the George Washington University.
- Recipient, University Graduate Student Teaching Award. UTSA.
- Departmental Nomination, University Graduate Student Teaching Award. UTSA.
- Finalist, Outstanding Graduate Student in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, University Life Awards. UTSA.
- The Meritorious Achievement Award for Graduate Students in Anthropology. Department of Anthropology. UTSA.
- First Place, Undergraduate Research Paper. COLFA Research Conference. UTSA.
- Undergraduate Dean’s List. UTSA.
- 2012-2013 - Service Committee Chair, Anthropology Graduate Student Association of UTSA.
- 2011-2012 - Service Committee Member, Anthropology Graduate Student Association of UTSA.
- 2011-2013 - Graduate Mentor, Undergraduate Mentor Program. Sponsored by Service Committee of AGSA.
Relevant Graduate Coursework
In Progress: Feminist Theories I; Transgender Theory; Medical Anthropology
Past Coursework: Queer Theory & Ethnography (Independent Study); Anthropology of the Body; Anthropology of Gender; Medical Anthropology; Theory in Cultural Anthropology; Anthropology and Science; Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology; Teaching Anthropology; Culture and Economy; History of Sexuality
- 2010-Present - American Anthropological Association
- 2010-Present - Association for Queer Anthropology
- 2010-Present - Society for Medical Anthropology
- 2010-Present - Association of Feminist Anthropologists
- 2010-Present - Society for the Anthropology of North America
- 2010-Present - National Association of Student Anthropologists
- 2012-Present - Alpha Chi National Honors Society
- 2012-Present - Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society
- 2011-2013 - Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA) of UTSA
- 2014 - Anthropology Teaching Forum (ATF) of UTSA