Kaitlin Banfill


  • BA, Anthropology, University of Washington


My research focuses on education, migration, and kinship in Nuosu Yi communities in Southwest China. I am specifically interested in the ways in which ethnic minority youth in China revitalize ethnic practices through creative self-representation. I utilize both traditional ethnographic methods and visual ethnography in my research. 

Research Interests
-Chinese ethnic minorities (Nuosu Yi)
-Anthropology of Education
-Anthropology of China
-Ethnicity and kinship
-Migration and rural-urban studies

Advisor: Dr. Chio