Category: Graduate Students
On Friday, March 30, twenty prospective anthropology Ph.D. program applicants of color assembled at NYU’s Department of Anthropology for a full day workshop on successful applications to doctoral program. This is the second year of the initiative, Anthropology in Color, which is organized by the NYU Department of Anthropology’s Diversity Committee. Participants gave feedback that the workshop left them much more aware of how and why to apply for Ph.D. level training in anthropology; as one prospective applicant said, “I learned more in one day about applying for a doctorate than I learned in four years of college!”
NYU Doctoral students Alia Ayman and Melissa Lefkowitz recently published an edited transcript of their organized panel discussion “Making the Rounds: Ethnographic Film in Circulation” in the Cultural Anthropology website’s Visual and New Media Review. The event featured five anthropologists, filmmakers, and industry professionals whose work is integral to thinking about ethnographic film today to discuss their perspectives on the genre: Alice Apley, Executive Director of Documentary Educational Resources; Rachel Chanoff, Director of THE OFFICE performing arts + film; Faye Ginsburg, David B. Kriser Professor and Director of the Center for Media, Culture, and History at New York University; Toby Lee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University; and Pegi Vail, Associate Director of the Center for Media, Culture and History. You can read more about the event here.
NYU Doctoral candidate Angelo Baca (Hopi/Diné) was recently chosen by the National Parks Conservation Association’s (NPCA) “Ten under Forty list” of dynamic cultural activists who make up the Next Generation Advisory Council. As part of his work in the NYU Culture & Media program and as a cultural activist, Baca directed the widely circulating documentary Shash Jaa’ : “Bears Ears” and has been active in establishing NYU’ s new minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies. In addition to working on his doctoral thesis on the struggle to protect Bears Ears, Angelo is working as Cultural Resource Coordinator for the Bears Ears Inter-tribal Coalition; his op-ed on Bears Ears was recently published in the NY Times. Read what the National Parks Conservation Association had to say about why he was chosen to be one of the ten people honored by the NPCA.
Congratulations to Ph.D candidate Angelo Baco, whose opinion piece Bears Ears is Here to Stay was published in the New York Times on December 8th, 2017. Be sure to check out his powerful and important piece here. To read more about Angelo’s research interests, be sure to check out his student profile.
And Sarah Riccardi-Swartz’s C&M film Pixelating Holiness will screen on Saturday, 10/21 @ 4:30pm (before the feature film Chomo).