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Anna Akbari, Ph.D.
Anna Akbari, Ph.D., is a sociologist and entrepreneur. Her research focuses on technology/human relationships, digital happiness, and strategic visual and virtual self-presentation. She is the founder of Sociology of Style, which takes an intelligent look at image and culture-related issues and offers holistic image consulting and life coaching services. Follow her on Twitter.

Entries by Anna Akbari, Ph.D.

Arts Education: Learning How to See

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 2:58 PM

I grew up as a creative person in a small, industrial, Midwestern community. It's a region not unlike many others in the country, where practical vocations and athletic prowess are encouraged and rewarded -- leaving little room for (and even less understanding...

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Why the Internet Makes Us Monsters

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 1:39 PM


For anyone who's ever created content or been profiled online, you are likely acutely aware of what I like to refer to as the Mean Girls section: the comments. When offered a wifi connection and a little faceless anonymity, people can turn into...

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Bringing Looking Back

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 5:45 PM


Remember when people looked at each other?

I know, it's been a while. But try.

I stepped off the train the other day, and as I looked ahead at the masses waiting to get on, I was struck by a sea of downward...

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