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Media, Communication, and Performance


Faculty in this specialization explore a range of topics and approaches relating to media, communication, and performance. These include a focus on issues of power, epistemology, representation, resistance, social justice, social movements, lived experience, and engaged & public anthropology.

Faculty do research and train students in a variety of media and modalities, including digital and deep mapping, experimental ethnography, ethnographic theater, ethnographic film, visual anthropology, sonic & sensuous ethnography, and installations.

We also communicate in newspapers, magazines, on radio, and in podcasts, to inform a wider public about all aspects of anthropology and how our field can help us understand ourselves and each other, making better policy choices as a result.

Anna Grimshaw Headshot
Anna Grimshaw
Department Chair and Professor
304 Anthropology
Bayo Holsey Headshot
Bayo Holsey
Associate Professor
Anthropology 211
Justin Hosbey Headshot
Justin Hosbey
Assistant Professor
218B Anthropology
Melvin Konner Headshot
Melvin Konner
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
106 Anthropology
Debra Spitulnik Vidali Headshot
Debra Spitulnik Vidali
Director of Undergraduate Research and Associate Professor
209 Anthropology