Brian Young recently graduated with a Master’s degree from Dartmouth College, where he focused on development, globalization, nationalism, culture and identity. His thesis explores the effects of GNH on Bhutanese society. Brian is currently working on an ethnographic film on the Brokpa and, in collaboration with Dartmouth’s DEN, is developing a mobile app that allows individuals to customize GNH in order to reflect on personal well-being. Along with his extensive fieldwork in Bhutan, Brian has conducted fieldwork in Zimbabwe and has traveled to numerous other countries. He has studied at UC San Diego and Oxford University. Brian is currently applying to pursue doctoral studies in cultural anthropology.
Dartmouth College • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies • 2013-2015 Advisors: Chris Sneddon, Aimee Bahng, Donald Pease Thesis: The Impact of Development in Bhutan on Family, Identity, and Everyday Rural Life Thesis Field Research in Bhutan: Development and its impact on culture focusing on the Brokpa of Merak. Interviewed government and Bhutanese citizens about development policy. Lived in Chaling jungle in Bhutan with semi-nomadic yak herding family
Oxford University • Summer Abroad • 2013
Summer abroad program (part of Dartmouth MA degree). History, Politics, and Society.
Skills Ethnography, Analysis, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Data Analysis, Critical Thinking, Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Culture Change, Spanish language, Dzongkha language
Volunteer Experience & Causes
Assistant Editor • 2013 | Education MALS Journal (Dartmouth College) • 2014 | Education Served as an assistant editor for the MALS journal at Dartmouth College reviewing manuscripts.Dartmouth Graduate Mentor • 2013 | Education Dartmouth College Graduate Studies Served as a mentor for undergraduate students.Community Outreach Volunteer • 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative: Geisel school of Medicine, Dartmouth College Worked with refugees from Bhutan on diabetes education.Athletic Events Volunteer • 2013 Winter Special Olympics: Hanover, New Hampshire Volunteer setting up, taking down and running athletic events