Education

Ph.D., Ohio University, 2017
M.A., Ohio University, 2014
M.A., Ohio University, 2013 
B.A., Ohio University, 2011

Teaching and Research Interests

Ethnographic Field Methods

Yup’ik Oral History

Ethno-Archaeology and Community-Based Mapping

Vernacular Architecture

Appalachian Studies

Courses Taught

Courses Taught

Public Speaking

Figures of Speech and Oral Culture

Ethno-Archaeology in the Y-K Delta

Qualitative Inquiry in the Y-K Delta

Remote Sensing and Artic Ethnoarchaeology

Qualitative Inquiry, GIS, and Deep Mapping

Digital Rhetoric and Culture

Webscraping: Tweepy, NLTK, and Python 

Political Communication 

Small-Group Communication 

Intercultural Communication

Recent Publications

Lim, J.S.; Gleason, S.; Williams, M.; Linares Matás, G.J.; Marsden, D.; Jones, W. UAV-Based Remote Sensing for Managing Alaskan Native Heritage Landscapes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Remote Sens. 2022, 14, 728. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14030728 (Open Access)

Lim, J. S., Gleason, S., Jones, W., & Church, W. (2021). Nuna Nalluyuituq (The Land Remembers):Remembering landscapes and refining methodologies through community-based remote sensing in the Yukon-KuskokwimDelta, Southwest Alaska. Archaeological Prospection, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1002/arp.1840 (Open Access)

Smith, John and Sean Gleason. "'Knowledge is like food': qanruyutet on change and subsistence from John Smith." Text and Performance Quarterly, (May 2021). DOI: 10.1080/10462937.2021.1916583 

Gleason, Sean. “Appalachian Affects: Fieldwork as Material Ecology” Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies, (June 2019). DOI: 10.1177/1532708619863454  

Gleason, Sean. “The Great Migration of Whys.” Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 8, no. 1 (2019): 17-24. DOI:10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.1.17 

Gleason, Sean. “Freedom’s Call: Wright Patterson Air Force Base, June 2010” Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 6, no. 2 (2017): 71-72. DOI10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.2.76

Broderick, Michael and Sean Gleason.  “We Kill Our Own: Toward a Material Ecology of Farm Life.” Text and Performance Quarterly 36, no. 4 (2016).http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10462937.2016.1230677 

Gleason, Sean. “Technology and the Not-So-Stable Body: ‘Being There’ in the Cyborg’s Dilemma.” Journal of Virtual Worlds Research 9, no. 2 (2016): 1-15. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4101/jvwr.v9i2.7210 

Gleason, Sean. “Trashing Home.” In Stories of Home: Place, Identity, Exile. Edited by Devika Chawla and Stacy Holman Jones, 149-58. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2015.

Honors & Awards

2020 Quinhagak Heritage Incorporated (QHI) Grant. QHI is a subsidiary of the Alaskan Native village corporation of Qanirtuuq Inc. This grant was awarded to complete a remote sensing ethno-archaeological project alongside Jonathan Lim of Oxford University

2020 Summer Research Grant, Hampden-Sydney College. Grant awarded for survey and ethnographic work completed alongside an undergraduate research project for the 2020 field season in Quinhagak Alaska.

2019 Mednick Fellows Program, Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges. Grant awarded for survey and ethnographic work completed during 2019 field season in Quinhagak Alaska.

2019 Summer Research Grant, Hampden-Sydney College. Grant awarded for survey and ethnographic work completed during 2019 field season in Quinhagak Alaska.

2018 Summer Research Grant, Hampden-Sydney College. Grant awarded to conduct fieldwork at Nunalleq, a pre-contact Yup’ik site located in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.  

Top Four Student Paper, Philosophy of Communication Division of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, 2016.   

Top Student Paper, Communication and the Future Division of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, 2016.

NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar, Rhetoric Division, July 2016.

Karen and Roger Deardorff Graduate Award, School of Communication Studies, Ohio University, April 2016. (Awarded to support outstanding graduate research for conference presentation) 

Ohio University Travel Grant Award, School of Communication Studies, Ohio University, March 2016.

Outstanding Masters Student, Department of Political Science, Ohio University, May 2013.