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Ph.D. Social Anthropology - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA – 1998. M.A. Counseling Psychology - Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA – 2000. M.A. Visual Anthropology - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA - 1990. B.A. Cultural Anthropology - Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru - 1981.
Adjunct associate professor - School of Undergraduate Studies, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD (10/07 - present). Courses: “Cultural anthropology and linguistics.” Assistant professor - Graduate School of Business, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima, Peru (10/03 - 12/06). Courses: “From organizational to transformational communication,” “Media, leadership and authority,” “Emotional intelligence and communications,” “Attitudes for change.” Adjunct professor - Faculty of Anthropology, Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru (2004). Courses: “Introduction to visual anthropology,” “Psychoanalysis and anthropology” (graduate and undergraduate levels). Invited professor - School of Anthropology, Universidad San Agustin, Arequipa, Peru (2002). Courses: “Psychoanalysis and anthropology,” “New technologies and ethnic regional identities.” Graduate teaching assistant and lecturer - Department of Anthropology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (9/86 – 12/92). Courses: “Exploring culture through film,” “Introduction to anthropology,” “Magic, witchcraft and religion,” “Ethnographic film and video production,” “Cross-cultural communication.”
FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS
Professional Reinsertion Fellowship, Ford Foundation/RED de Ciencias Sociales en Peru, 2002. Organization of American States Graduate Fellowship, 1993-95. Dean's Opportunity Fellowship, University of Southern California, 1993-94. Haynes Foundation Doctoral Research Award, 1992-93. Phi Beta Kappa International Scholarship Award, 1992. Spencer Foundation Research Award, 1987-88. Graduate Assistantship, University of Southern California, 1986-92. Fulbright Graduate Fellowship, 1986-89.
Visual anthropology consultant and producer - Instituto del Bien Comun, Lima, Peru (8/04 - 12/06) Production design and management for the institute’s research on: (1) intercultural bilingual education programs in the Peruvian Amazon, (2) the role of cultural memory and oral history for indigenous peoples’ claims to territorial recognition, defense and conservation. Produced video and multimedia presentations for use in community empowerment initiatives. Visual anthropology consultant and producer - Oxfam America, Lima, Peru (6/04 - 10/06). Production design and management for Oxfam’s research on the social and environmental impact of extractive industries (mining, oil, gas) in five indigenous communities of Peru. Produced video, print and multimedia presentations for use in community empowerment and training on social advocacy and environmental protection. Video executive producer - Christian Aid, La Paz, Bolivia (4-5/05). Production design and management of web video series for Christian Aid’s Global Week of Action anti-poverty initiative supporting local indigenous organizations in Bolivia. Produced web videos for use in community empowerment initiatives. Research consultant and executive producer - Accion por los Niños, Lima, Peru (5-7/03). Accion por los Niños is the largest Peruvian NGO specializing in children’s rights. Production design and management of media presentation for a project aimed at assisting children who work for their survival in the city of Lima. Produced video presentation for use in social advocacy initiatives. Visual anthropology consultant and executive producer - Formabiap, Iquitos, Peru (3-6/03). Formabiap is the largest Peruvian NGO specializing in training and accreditation of indigenous bilingual teachers in the Peruvian Amazon. Production design and management of video presentation of Formabiap’s work. With funding assistance from Ibis Peru. Research and program assessment consultant - Ibis, Lima-Central Amazon, Peru (11/02-3/03). Researched and evaluated regional Amazonian indigenous organizations and development programs. Visual anthropology consultant and executive producer. Oxfam America, Lima, Peru (3-12/02). Production design and management for Oxfam’s final report of its two-year initiative titled “Indigenous peoples of Latin America: Challenges for the New Millennium.” Produced one-hour video and CD-ROM multimedia presentation for use in the promotion of indigenous peoples rights across Latin America. With funding assistance from the Ford Foundation. Associate researcher - Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima, Peru (2002). Research project design and management of educational media production and curriculum development (2002). Film review editor - Visual Anthropology Review, American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C. (1/98-12/01). In charge of worldwide ethnographic film selection for review by scholars. Film review process management; selection of film and other anthropological media; participation as jury member in international film festivals; supervision and editing of film reviews. Educational media researcher and producer - Ministry of Agriculture of Peru/FAO-UNDP, Lima, Peru (3/83-12/85). Studied indigenous knowledge and designed community-based promotion strategies to repatriate pre-Columbian agricultural technologies in the southern Peruvian Andes. Produced and directed educational video programs and workbooks for farmers.
"Tim Asch, otherness, and film reception." In E. D. Lewis (Ed.) Timothy Asch and ethnographic film (pp. 205-228). New York: Routledge (2004). "Deconstructing the 'viewer': From ethnography of the visual to critique of the occult." In P. Crawford & S. Hafsteinsson (Eds.) The construction of the viewer: Media ethnography and the anthropology of audiences (pp. 69-101). Aarhus, Denmark: Intervention Press (1996).
"The challenges of a pioneer: Tim Asch, otherness, and film reception." Visual Anthropology Review (11) 1, 53-82 (1995). "Who constructs anthropological knowledge? Toward a theory of ethnographic film spectatorship." In D. Turton & P. Crawford (Eds.) Film as ethnography (pp. 130-161). Manchester: Manchester University Press (1992). "Critical studies and visual anthropology: Aberrant vs. anticipated readings of ethnographic film" Commission on Visual Anthropology Review (Spring, 1990). "Applied visual anthropology in the Peruvian Andes." Society for Visual Anthropology Newsletter (2) 1 (1986).
PAPERS AND SEMINARS
Discussant to invited session on "Instrumental interpretations and uses of visual media." Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C. (12/95). "Tim Asch and his legacy: Student reception of the Yanomamo film series," paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C. (12/95). "Power and pleasure in ethnographic film viewing," paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C. (11/93).
"El otro sin aura,” paper presented at Mundos en Contraste, First International Conference and Exhibit of Ethnological Film of America and Andalucia, Granada, Spain (10/92) "Construyendo imagenes del otro," paper presented at the Fourth Inter American Film Festival of Indigenous Peoples, Lima and Cusco, Peru (6/92). "Toward a theory of ethnographic film spectatorship," paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans (11/90).
"Breaking or reinforcing stereotypes of the other," paper presented at the Peabody Museum Seminars, Harvard University (10/89).
Dickeyville then and now - Documentary video (35 min). Co-producer, director, editor. A walking history tour of Dickeyville, a renovated 19th century mill town in Baltimore City. Hosted by TV anchor Donna Hamilton and historian William Schultheis (2008). Killa Lluqsimun - Musical documentary (9 min).
Producer, director, camera, editing. A promotional video presenting a musical production by Sylvia Falcon and Daniel Kirwayo, two renowned Peruvian Andean musicians (2007).
Where our ancestors once tread: Mapping the historical-cultural space of the Yanesha People - Two DVDs/four documentary videos (2 hours, 30 min).
Director, camera, editor. A presentation of the Yanesha people (Central Peruvian Amazon) in their efforts to recover their oral history and use it for re-mapping their territory as and cultural-historic space. 2007 Royal Anthropological Institute Ethnographic Film Festival selection (2006).
School education and indigenous peoples: Interrogating the policies and practices of intercultural bilingual education programs in the Peruvian Amazon - Two DVDs/two documentary & 12 resource videos (3 hours, 10 min). Director, camera, editor. An ethnographic inquiry into the policies and practices of intercultural bilingual education programs in the central Amazon of Peru. Resource videos include class sessions, songs, stories and knowledges presented by indigenous children and adults (2006). Political advocacy in extractive industries - Two DVDs/five educational videos (3 hours, 40 min).
Director, camera, editor. Presents the experience of five Peruvian indigenous communities impacted by extractive industries and their social advocacy efforts to defend their rights, protect their resources and contest national policies and programs (2006). Indigenous peoples of Latin America: Challenges for the new millennium - One CD-ROM and one DVD/documentary video (62 min).
Director, camera, editor. A presentation of Oxfam America’s final report of its two-year initiative evaluating the social, political, economic and cultural challenges facing Latin American indigenous peoples in the new millennium (2006). The TES Program: A response to children and adolescents who work - Documentary video (23 min). Director, camera, editor. A presentation of Peruvian NGO Accion por los Niños reporting on its program “Trabajo, Estudio y Salud” (TES) aimed at assisting children who work in Lima city (2003). Indigenous teachers: Intercultural bilingual education - Documentary video (21 min).
Director, camera, editor. A presentation of the Programa de Formacion de Maestros Bilingues de la Amazonia Peruana (FORMABIAP) reporting on its 12-year program aimed at forming bilingual indigenous teachers in the Peruvian Amazon (2003). Transnational fiesta: 1992 - Documentary video (60 min).
Co-producer, director, camera, editor. A portrait of a Peruvian Andean family of immigrants living in the Washington D.C. area who return to their hometown in Arequipa to sponsor the annual patron saint fiesta. Margaret Mead Film Festival selection, 1994 National Educational Film, Video Festival Bronze Apple Award (1991). Viewing cultures - Documentary video (56 min).
Producer, director, research, camera, editor. An analysis of undergraduates' responses to documentary and ethnographic films depicting non-Western indigenous peoples (1989). Signs of life - Experimental film (12 min).
Producer, director, camera, editor. A poetic rendition of the intimate yet archetypal significance of the four elements, as seen through the dreams, creations and transformations of Diana, a beautiful, inspired seeker (1987). Let us recover our terraces - A series of 22 educational videos (4 h. 30 min). Producer, director, camera, editor. Video course for training Andean peasants on the reconstruction of pre-Columbian agricultural terraces (1985).
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