I am, among many other things, a writer, anthropologist, photographer, runner, and baker. My ethnographic work is mostly focused in the realm of financial experiences. I originally hail from the mountains of Park City, Utah.

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A little of what I do as an anthropologist.


I’ll just put it like this: writing has always been my jam. I think I even once told someone that words are my play-things, and I meant it. You can find a lot of my creative, ethnographic, and memoir writing on this very website, but you can also check out a bit of my work […]


I often use visual media to supplement my written ethnographic work. Beyond the photo section of ITTMS, you can find more of my visual work on my photo site, my YouTube channel, and my Etsy Shop.


I am a trained socio-cultural anthropologist. 

I make use of qualitative and ethnographic research methods to deepen human understanding, contribute to marketing and advertising strategy, and engage in digital and social media. My areas of focus are visual studies, political economy, and financial experience. In addition to the research I have done about homelessness in New […]


Pizza Plane

Posted on Oct 14, 2014

“Attention passengers. If you don’t eat meat, please ring your flight attendant call button.” I chuckle, looking up the aisle to see how far away the flight attendants are. I thought it was a joke when the gate crew announced an hour ago, before we’d even boarded our plane, that Delta was going to buy the whole flight pizza to […]

Welcome to the new and improved I Took to my Stoop!

Posted on Oct 10, 2014

Hello all! I’ve spent the last few weeks redesigning visuals, reorganizing content, and working out some kinks with the new site. I definitely have some behind-the-scenes stuff I’m still working on, but I am really excited about the way things are looking so far. I hope you guys enjoy the new look too!* A quick overview of some of the perks […]

Some changes a comin’

Posted on Sep 24, 2014

Hi Friends! So for the last few years, I have been hosting my website through I started as a newbie blogger one summer day, hunched over my laptop with a few ideas. I still remember sitting down to set everything up thinking “Wow, this is so much easier than I thought it would be!” And WordPress has been wonderful to […]



Posted on Sep 21, 2014

A film poem. This short film was part of a larger project I did on family, and the ways that “remembering” can impact our experience of the present. The film was made in October of 2013.

The Bucket List

Posted on Sep 19, 2014

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about travel over the years. When I was a kid, I remember getting so excited for family trips that I would start packing my bag three or four weeks ahead of time. My parents would ask where all my socks and shorts had gone, and taking them to […]

15 small ways you can be more like an anthropologist

15 small ways you can be more like an anthropologist

Posted on Sep 13, 2014

I know I’m guilty of putting Indiana Jones on a pedestal of super awesome too, but these tips might be a little more useful in studying cultures around the world. 1. Carry a notebook with you everywhere you go — and use it. A notebook is an anthropologist’s best friend. You can jot down names, observations, pronunciations […]

About Meghan

I am a socio-cultural anthropologist and writer. I Took to my Stoop is a platform for me to share stories, media work, and tips from my ongoing experiences in the world as a researcher. If you have any questions about me, my services, the blog, or anthropology in general, feel free to e-mail me at megroguschka [at] Otherwise, enjoy browsing!