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Samantha Rosenthal

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Samantha Rosenthal - Celebrating Halloween safely during the pandemic

Steve Klamkin

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Health Science Professor Samantha Rosenthal at Johnson & Wales University thinks that Halloween can be celebrated safely. #WPRO jwu.eduSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


22 Sep 2020

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Public Historian Gregory Samantha Rosenthal ★ Lesbian cat fiction and a collected past in the Roanoke LGBT Memorial Library

Book City ★ Roanoke

Identity and Action: Season one of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast continues with Gregory Samantha Rosenthal.  Dr. Rosenthal, an assistant professor of public history at Roanoke College, has led the charge in reviving and building the Roanoke LGBT Memorial Library at the Roanoke Diversity Center.  Rosenthal says they learned of the pieces of past libraries even before moving to the region in 2015. "I wanted to see it," they said. The conversation highlights the power and community benefit of individual efforts, and explores the changing roles of books and technology in identity and self exploration.  "The books seem anachronistic" to young volunteers, but oral histories show just how important they were for the community in the past. Rosenthal founded the Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project, a community-based queer public history initiative. The effort has resulted in the LGBTQ History Collection at the Virginia Room of the Roanoke Public Library, as well as a digital archive. Students and community members have recorded oral histories with LGBTQ+ elders. And the group offers monthly walking tours of Downtown Roanoke and Old Southwest, Roanoke’s historic gayborbood.


29 Aug 2019

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Samantha Rosenthal: An anthropologist in technology & business, developments in technology & people’s relationships to technologies

The Human Show: Innovation through Social Science

Samantha Rosenthal is a digital anthropologists and User Experience Researcher who studies the ways in which digital technologies permeate our daily lives and experiences. She has applied anthropology within companies that create and sustain new digital technologies to help contextualize design within lived experience. Currently she is working at Task Rabbit as an experience researcher and has graduated with her masters in anthropology from the University of UCL in London. In this episode we talk to Samantha about digital anthropology and what it is like to be an anthropologist working in the area of User Experience Research for tech-based companies. We talk about larger topics like the relationships people form with technology the design. Application of technologies and why it is important or at least an advantage to have a social scientist working in companies. Samantha’s work: Rosenthal, Samantha. (2017). The Terminator came for Sarah Connor, and we said nothing.” In Hacker (https://hackernoon.com/the-terminator-came-for-sarah-connor-and-we-said-nothing-797d3a559b99) Rosenthal, Samantha. (2016). “Life of a Smartphone” in Hacker (https://hackernoon.com/life-of-a-smartphone-7283d66d1e84) Social media or other links: https://medium.com/@samantharosenthal


25 Dec 2018