Media, Anthropology, and Teaching
Alissa is a multimodal socio-cultural anthropologist with active field research in rural Haiti among women, children, and Vodou healers, as well as in Ghana, among contemporary performance and installation artists. Her research interests include embodiment, creativity, and insecurity, particularly the intersection of artistic practice, gender, illness and death, and Afro-Creole religious metaphysics. She explores these questions through experimental ethnographic writing, collaborative and experimental filmmaking, photography, audio capture, and new technologies including VR, binaural audio, and interactive applications. Learn more.