Social and visual anthropologist

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teaching

 

at Leiden University
 

 

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF aMSTERDAM
(2014-2017)

 
 

Social Sciences & Asia: Concepts, Debates, Myths

 

Sociology of Non-Western Societies

 

Methoden en technieken van antropologisch onderzoek (M&TI)

 

track visual anthropology (Pilot MSc.) 

 

Thesis supervision (MSC.)

 

Film supervision (MSC.) 

 
 

 

Sample sTUDENT FILMS

These student films, produced at the Documentary Institute Amsterdam (DIA) as part of the UvA Bachelor track in Visual Anthropology (2014-2016), demonstrate how the camera can be used as a tool of exploration and collaboration in anthropological research. The two films on the left were produced as part of the short introductory course ‘Visual Methods and Techniques’. This course started with a reading of Marcel Mauss' text on Techniques of the Body, after which I invited students to look at seemingly mundane everyday practice from the unfamiliar perspectives of research participants, through a collaborative elicitation-based film project. The film on the right (De Fietscoach) was produced in the follow-up course ‘Visual Ethnography and Anthropological Research’, in which students worked around themes of place/space and ‘place-making practices’.

 
 
  SIEMON TREKT ZIJN SCHOENEN AAN . Jeanine Failé & Samantha Schumann filmed Siemon while putting on his shoes. An initial observational film record was the basis for an elicitation interview, which then informed the production of this short film and a paper.

SIEMON TREKT ZIJN SCHOENEN AAN. Jeanine Failé & Samantha Schumann filmed Siemon while putting on his shoes. An initial observational film record was the basis for an elicitation interview, which then informed the production of this short film and a paper.

  WARE LIEFDE GAAT DOOR DE FOHN. Mimi Nijenhuis en Luce van Donkersgoed filmed Huguette and Zino. The accompanying paper built on an elicitation interview with both  protagonists to reflect on the special meaning of blowdrying in their relationship.

WARE LIEFDE GAAT DOOR DE FOHN.Mimi Nijenhuis en Luce van Donkersgoed filmed Huguette and Zino. The accompanying paper built on an elicitation interview with both protagonists to reflect on the special meaning of blowdrying in their relationship.

  DE FIETSCOACH.  Hannah Muysken, Boris van Olffen, Lisa Ottolander. The film shows (and the paper discusses) the challenging work of bicycle guards on a Dutch university campus. How do bicycle guards attempt to exercise control over bicycles and their owners?

DE FIETSCOACH. Hannah Muysken, Boris van Olffen, Lisa Ottolander. The film shows (and the paper discusses) the challenging work of bicycle guards on a Dutch university campus. How do bicycle guards attempt to exercise control over bicycles and their owners?