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SVA Mentors

The following are SVA members interested in being mentors for students interested in studying and practicing Visual Anthropology.  Please feel free to contact them with your questions.

Natalie Underberg-Goode
University of Central Florida
Associate Professor of Digital Media and Folklore
http://digitalethnography.dm.ucf.edu
Natalie.Underberg@ucf.edu

Research Interests Digital folklore; digital ethnography; digital storytelling; visual anthropology; collaborative approaches to new media design; Latin American folklore and cultural heritage; cultural heritage tourism; Peru and Latin Americans in U.S.
I am interested in being contacted by student with questions regarding:   Digital folklore; digital ethnography; digital storytelling; visual anthropology; collaborative approaches to new media design; Latin American folklore and cultural heritage; cultural heritage tourism; Peru and Latin Americans in U.S.
If students would like to contact me please have them include “SVA Mentor” in the subject.

 

Sara Perry
University of York
Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Management
http://saraperry.wordpress.com
http://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/staff/academic-staff/perry/
sara.perry@york.ac.uk
Research Interests
Visualisation theory and practice, archaeology, digital media, museology, heritage studies, visual ethics, history of archaeology and anthropology
I am interested in being contacted by student with questions regarding the following:  Visual Anthropology Programs, multi-media, photography, career advice, ethics, buying equipment, participatory projects, museums, qualitative research

 

Bruce “Pacho” Lane
Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos
www.docfilm.com
ethnoscope@yahoo.com
Research Interests – indigenous culture and traditions of North America
I am interested in being contacted by student with interest in :

  1. participating in my ongoing projects on indigenous culture and traditions – currently: CORN – the role of corn in the indigenous communities of North America. Domestication, diffusion of corn and corn-related rituals, etc. TOTONAC RITUAL AND CULTURE – the ritual performances of the Totonacs of Mexico. CUMBIA – the Afro-Caribbean roots of Cumbia music
  2. development of new (student) projects on indigenous culture and traditions

 

Jonathan Marion
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
jsmarion@gmail.com
Research Interests:Performance, embodiment, identity, and gender, as well as visual research theory, method, and ethics Art/Visual Projects, Reviewing or Giving advice on specific projects, Ethics, Photography

If students would like to contact me please include “SVA Mentor” in the subject.

 

Andrea Heckman
University of New Mexico
Adjunct Professor
andreaheckman333@gmail.com
Research Interests:
South America, Asia, rituals and textiles, Anthropology of Art, Ritual and Symbolic Behavior, ethnographic research through visual media. Filmmaking, photography textiles and rituals.
NOTE that I am usually doing fieldwork April – July and may not be able to respond immediately.

 

Tyson Mitman
Drexel University
Adjunct faculty/ Ph.D. candidate
tyson.mitman@gmail.com
Research Interests:
Graffiti, Public space, Public art, Social construction of space, Politics of space, morality, Visual anthropology programs, career advice, ethics, arts/visual projects.

If students would like to contact me please have them include “SVA Mentor” in the subject.

 

JeromeCrowder
U. Texas Medical Branch
Assistant Prof.
www.jeromecrowder.com
anthro@jeromecrowder.com
Research Interests:
Use of images (moving and still) in research (photo essays, photo elicitation); urbanization & migration and health; the Andes (Bolivia, Peru); ethnomedicine/biomedicine; uses of technology in (bio)medicine; visual analysistechnical issues concerning photographic cameras and digital voice recorders (purchasing, use, recycling), digital workflow, data storage & archiving, multi-media, photography & photo essays, LIVESCRIBE pens, participatory projects, grant writing.

Please contact me through email first, include “SVA Mentor” in the subject heading. Review of any photos or video, please send link to them (no attachments). I will respond as soon as possible.

 

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