Currciculum Vitae

Grace Cooper


  • PhD Anthropology (Current)
    • Temple University – Philadelphia, PA
  • B.A Anthropology & Spanish (June 2014 – cum laude)
    • Eastern Washington University – Cheney, WA

Funded Summer Research Internships 

  • NSF Natural History Research Experience
    • (May – August 2013)
    • National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institute
    • Washington, DC
  • TRiO Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
    • (June – September 2012)
    • Eastern Washington University
    • Cheney, WA

Peer and Editorially Reviewed Publications

Grace Cooper. “An Exploration of Intentions and Perceptions of Code-switching Among Bilingual Spanish-English Speakers in The Inland Northwest.” In Journal of Northwest Anthropology, 47(2):119-129. 2013.

Fellowships and Grants

  • Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute Fellowship
    • (July 2015)
  • Temple University Global Studies 2016 -2017 Student Organization Grant
    •  (November 2015)
  • Temple University College of Liberal Arts Spring 2016 Fellowship
    • (January 2016)
  • Temple University Lectures and Forums Committee Spring 2016  Grant
    • (March 2016)

Conference Presentations

  • Intersecting Discourses of Spanish and English Local Media Coverage of Philadelphia’s First Latino Mayoral Candidate 
    • 2nd Annual Language, Linguistics, and Life Conference
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • (April 2016)
  • Intersecting Discourses of Anglo and Latino News Media Coverage of Philadelphia’s First Latino Mayoral Candidate 
    • Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting
    • Vancouver, BC
    • (March 2016)
  •  Intersections and Actions: Health Institutions and Communities
    • American University Public Anthropology Conference
    • Washington, DC
    • (October 2015) 
  • Narratives of La Villa a Dominican Hair Salon in West Philly
    • 2nd Annual Language, Linguistics, and Life Conference
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • (April 2015)


Research Assistant: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 

(April 2015 – August 2015)

Department of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

  • Completed literature survey of studies of telehealth user experiences
  • Designed interviews for patients & providers to elicit telehealth experiences
  • Completed 40 interviews with patients & providers
  • Transcribed 40 interviews with patients & providers
  • Created a codebook for coding of patient & provider interviews with NVivo
  • Organized a REDCap data base for participant and study data collected
  • Assembled a research guide book for future research assistants on the project
  • Observed 40 hours in the emergency room
  • Assisted in planning of several other projects in the department

  Spanish Tutor: Washington State Department of Services for the Blind 

(December 2013 – June 2014)

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, EWU

  • Met with student daily for a total of ten to fifteen hours per week
  • Reviewed concepts of Spanish language covered in classroom
  • Assisted in completion of online and paper assignments and quizzes

Community Advisor: Global Perspectives Living Learning Community 

(September 2010 – June 2012)

Housing and Residential Life Department, EWU

  • Facilitated student workshops on cross-cultural communication
  • Led the Residential Life Relay for Life Team for American Cancer Society
  • Assisted with planning and hosting of EWU’s Annual Library Lights Out
  • Hosted meetings on campus issues between student government & residents

Assistant Archivist for Dr. Charles Mutchler, University Archivist   

(September 2009 – June 2010)

John F. Kennedy Library Archives & Special Collections, EWU

  • Created a database of recordings of music department performances
  • Confirmed transcription quality of materials about Spokane’s 1974 World’s Fair

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant Appointments

  • Dept. of Intellectual Heritage TU – Mosaics II
    • (August – December 2015)
  • Dept. of Anthropology TU – Immigration & the American Dream
    • (January – May 2015)
  • Dept. of Anthropology TU – Youth Cultures  
    • (September 2014 – May 2015)
  • Dept. of Anthropology EWUPeoples of Latin America
    • (September 2013 – December 2014)
  • Dept. of Anthropology EWU Introduction to Anthropology  
    • (January  – June 2014)

University and Community Service and Activities

Tutor, Hacia el Futuro at Puentes de Salud of Philadelphia

Co-Chair, Graduate Students of Language at Temple

Treasurer, Temple University Anthropology Graduate Student Association

Languages and Skills

Spanish – Read, write, and speak with near native proficiency

Miscrosoft – Excel, Word, Powerpoint





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