I earned an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Film Studies at the University of Florida. My path was applied visual anthropology—incorporating film & media studies, entrepreneurship, and the anthropology of law and social change.
Prior to this, I studied Anthropology and Theatre Arts at Valdosta State University and discovered the connections among the study of human culture and the study of theatre history.
What is visual anthropology?
Anthropology is often confused with archaeology, the study of ancient cultures through artifacts. However, cultural anthropology often involves artifacts as well, in certain theoretical orientations and in specific subfields such as visual anthropology. The new artifacts through which the interactions and construction of government, commerce, leisure activities, and sexuality are in ever-evolving forms of media in intertextual, largely visual form. Filmmaking, applied theatre, and anthropology are merging.