November 8, 2019
I didn’t set out to become a filmmaker. Although I’ve had a camera in hand since I was a kid and made a documentary for a visual anthropology class, I mainly saw photography and filmmaking as hobbies and tools for sharing research.
This began to change in 2012. I was on a one-year visiting position, teaching cultural and methods at the University of South Florida where I’d received my doctorate in applied cultural anthropology the year before. I met filmmaker Jacob Okada and, for fun, gave notes on his documentary in progress about a NASA mathematician and artist. Then I helped run a Kickstarter campaign and write grants. By late 2013, I’d moved to New York, coordinated a cross-country interviewing trip, become a producer on Painting the Way to the Moon, and joined Jacob as co-owner of First Encounter Productions.
Annals of Anthropological Practice
- A Microenterprise Initiative Among Newly Resettled Refugees in a City of the U.S. South: Challenges, Successes, and Lessons Learned
| MUSSA IDRIS
- Rethinking the Digital Divide: Smartphones as Translanguaging Tools Among Middle Eastern Refugees in New Jersey |
KATHERINE T. MCCAFFREY, MAISA C. TAHA
- Mapping Assessment in Anthropology: Using Team‐Based Qualitative Methodology to Create Learning Objectives and Evaluate Outcomes |
- Reflections on an ethnographic project with elementary educators on the Wind River Reservation: A cautionary tale | STEVEN BIALOSTOK
- Responding to contemporary challenges and opportunities for anthropological engagement: Revised NAPA Guidelines for Ethical Practice | CHAD T. MORRIS, NIEL TASHIMA
- Engagement as scholarship: Food justice in practice | CHRISTY MELLO
- Making anthropology relevant: Collaborative assessment in support of graduate and undergraduate success beyond the university | AUDREY RICKE
- How development happens: Safe and sustainable energy, community development projects, and implementation challenges in Timor‐Leste | SARA NINER, JOTHAM LAY, NARELLE WARREN, MICHAEL O’CONNELL, DANIEL EDGINGTON‐MITCHELL
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