Visual anthropologist, filmmaker, poet

Social documentary practice, ethnographic poetry, co-creative storytelling

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Against Purity: Audiovisual evocations and landscapes of extraction, April 27, 2021 – Mediating the Ecological Imperative Lecture Series: On Contamination

Drawing from Alexis Shotwell’s argument for a practice of “constitutive impurity” (Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times, 2016), in this talk, I will engage with audiovisual evocations of futurity and landscapes of extraction that center the Sonoran borderlands and inter-American Indigenous filmmaking. Ph.D. student Andrea Bordoli will join me to discuss his current research…

“Not the Apocalypse” – Interview with the Treibhaus podcast team

In this interview with Alexandra Baumgartner, I discuss the project of circumventing white settler time, the (im)possibilities of hope, and what the poetry of Natalie Diaz has taught me about the role of grief and its connection to our ability to “imagine otherwise,” among other things. My intervention begins at minute 23.

Smartphone Anthropology, December 9, 2020 – University of Fribourg