Matt Krebs

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  • Ph.D Anthropology (2019)
  • Anthropology
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2019 Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky

     Dissertation: Making Experts: An Ethnographic Study of “Makers” in FabLabs in Japan, Dr. Lisa Cliggett: advisor

2005 M.A. Patterson School of Diplomacy & International Commerce, University of Kentucky

2004 B.A. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Brigham Young University



I am a cultural anthropologist. My dissertation explored cultures of expertise in "makerspaces" in Japan. 

I have previously led non-profit cultural organizations: Japan Society of Boston and Japan/America Society of Kentucky. 

Selected Publications: 

Conference Proceedings

   2014 Manufacturing Expertise for the People: The Open-Source Hardware Movement in Japan.

In Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings. New York.

   2013 The FabLab Network in Japan: Preliminary Ethnographic Observations. In Proceedings

from the Fab 9 Research Stream. The International FabLab Association. Tokyo.

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