Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Anthropology
B.A., Tufts University; Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education; Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York. A writer, educator, filmmaker, and artist whose academic interests include anthropology of religion, medical anthropology, anthropology of science and technology, American culture, and anthropology of life and death. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, Canada Council for the Arts grant, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center residency award, Banff Centre literary journalism residency, and two Critic’s Desk Awards from Arc Poetry
, Canada’s national poetry magazine. He is the cowriter of CUT!
, a 2011 feature film that was screened at the Venice, Toronto, and Tribeca Film Festivals; other features and short films that he wrote, directed, or produced have been shown at festivals in Paris, Hamburg, Berlin, and Montreal. His written work has appeared in a variety of academic and other publications, including Anthropological Quarterly, Journal of Curatorial Studies, Anthropology Now, Utne Reader
, and Best Canadian Essays 2010
; and his work as part of the art duo caraballo-farman has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. He previously taught at SUNY Purchase and Hunter College. He also worked for the United Nations, where he created an award-winning online education program. At Bard since 2012.