April Reber, PhD candidate

Affiliate / Gastwissenschaftlerin

Telefon: 0351 - 436 16 35
E-Mail: alreber@ucsc.edu


  • Inklusion/Exklusion
  • Globalisierung
  • Politische Anthropologie

Studium und berufliche Entwicklung

2014 B.A. Brigham Young University, Anthropology.
B.A. Thesis: “Agentive Hmong Memory Making: ‘We stood up to them‘.”
2014-2015 Independent Archival Researcher, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. and College Park, MD
2015 Scholar Intern, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
2016 Lead Market Researcher, NEXCO-West USA, VA
seit 2016 PhD. University of California, Santa Cruz, Anthropology.

Stipendien & Förderungen

  • 2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Fellow
  • 2017 National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellow
  • 2017 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • 2016 Regents’ Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz
  • 2013 Harman Scholarship, Brigham Young University
  • 2012 Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) Grant, Brigham Young University. “Hmong activism in highlands of Thailand.”
  • 2012 Harold B. Lee Library Grant, Brigham Young University



  • Reber, April L. (2014). “Labor and identity activism: Reviewing Tran’s Ties that Bind.”, in: Student Anthropologist.
  • Reber, April L. (2013). “Agentive Hmong Memory Making: ‘We stood up to them.’”, in: Journal of Undergraduate Research. Brigham Young University.


  • “A second socialism? Examining rightist critique of the GDR in contemporary politics.” Ambiguities of Transformation Conference. Institute for Saxon History and Anthropology, Nov. 10–12., 2019
  • “Wir sind das Volk" (We are the people): Imagining ethnonationalist citizenship.” American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Nov. 29-Dec 3., 2017
  • “The political microcosm of demonstrations and Germany’s emerging rightist movements.” UC Santa Cruz Graduate Research Symposium, May 12., 2017 
  • “The Holocaust cases: Re-absolving the past in preparation for the future.” American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Nov. 18-22., 2015
  • “We Stood Up to Them: A Narrative Reimagining of the Ethnic Landscape.” American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Dec. 2-7., 2014
  • “Contradicting Assumptions: Hmong making agentive memories.” American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Nov. 20-24., 2013
  • “Re-negotiating positioning in Thai society: “Yes, we did stand up to them for taking down our trees.” Senior Symposium, Brigham Young University, Nov. 8., 2013
  • “Money can be used up but then justice and rights can last forever.” At “Hmong Across Borders” Conference at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, October 5., 2013
  • “Hmong activism and Thai citizenship.” Chiang Mai Conference, Chiang Mai University, July 8-9., 2013