I am a social anthropologist and artist working on the issues of Indigenous politics, colonialism, conflict and violence, race/racism, and digital media. The geographic focus of my research is on Southeast Asia/Melanesia, primarily West Papua, a self-identifying term referring to Indonesia’s easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua, where I have conducted extensive fieldwork since 2012. I hold a Ph.D. in anthropology and film/visual studies from Harvard University. My work with Ernst Karel, “Expedition Content” was premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and has been screened at Cinéma du Réel at the Centre Pompidou Paris, the Art of the Real, Lincoln Center New York, and Camden international Film Festival. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Edmund A. Walsh School for Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
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