Enjoy the photo of Canterbury Cathedral while I learn to upload media into the blog:
2009, BA, Universidad Central de Venezuela – Anthropology
2010 (ongoing), University of Kent, Canterbury – Masters in Visual Anthropology
I recently graduated and started working in the production of a documentary film “El Silencio de las Moscas” (The silence of the flies), recently supported by the Jan Vrijman Fund, with Venezuelan documentary director Eliezer Arias. I have a general interest in documentary filmmaking and the anthropology of media.
MA Visual Anthropology – University of Kent 2010 – 2011
MSc Forensic Anthropology – Bradford University 2005 – 2006
BSc Anthropology – UCL 1997 – 2000
Well – how do I introduce myself? It’s almost impossible, except to say that I am continually curious about the world and how people live in it.
Having worked in the past as a forensic anthropologist in Iraq, Bosnia and the US, I have become aware of a disengagement (perhaps only in myself, but who knows where else) with communities. I want to re-engage, hence my return to academia. Studying visual anthropology seems to offer me an opportunity to push anthropolgical boundaries, try new technologies, and offer an engagment with public anthropology that I think can only be a positive thing.
My research interests are wide and varied, but some in particular are; forensic anthropology, mass grave investigation; ethics of forensic anthropology, local effects of international intervention, mental health, the body and movement, subversions of the body, death, dying and the memorialisation of death, children and their cognitive development, gender, new technologies, and subversive dissent.
2010: BA, University of Kent – Film Studies
2011 (ongoing): MA, University of Kent – Visual Anthropology
I recently graduated from the University of Kent with a BA in Film Studies. Therefore, with a background in film, I am particularly interested in cinema, documentary and ethnographic film in Visual Anthropology.
2007 University of Stirling – BA with Hon. English Studies
I am a part time student at the University of Kent working to complete the second year of my MA in Visual Anthropology. I completed my undergrad at the University of Stirling in Scotland several years ago. Not in Anthropology, however, but in English Studies and Film & Media. The differences are not as big as they may appear at first and what I have learned before is very beneficial to what I am doing now.
Amy Simone Coggins
2010. BA, University of Kent – Social Anthropology
2011 (undergoing). MA, University of Kent – Visual Anthropology
I have recently graduated from UKC after studying for three years on the BA Social Anthropology course. I am interested in memory and how it affects the relationships people have with their families. I have carried out fieldwork in the Kent area exploring the dynamic relationships which occur within a highly competitive sports team. Last year I was privileged to win the Roger Just award for the best anthropological film and was honoured to be labelled an eminent visual anthropologist of the future.
2009. BA, Austin College – Anthropological Studies; Fine Arts
2010. MA, University of Kent – Visual Anthropology
Jessica has conducted fieldwork in the US; Samoa; Mali; and southeastern England, bridging anthropology with studies in consumer research; photojournalism; human rights; and public policy. Her most recent work, titled “Violence in the System: A Critical Analysis of the UK Asylum Process” ties asylum seeker and refugee narratives to frameworks of violence and provides policy recommendations based on these ethnographic accounts.
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