Two essays of mine have just been published! The first, a book chapter on Yunfest and the act of translating rural experiences into an urban film space, is a part of the volume Chinese Film Festivals. I'm really pleased to have my chapter included in this book, not the least in order to situate an analysis of the work and experiences of rural, amateur filmmakers in China alongside studies more mainstream and more well publicized film industry professionals.
The second publication is a "think-piece" commentary for Cultural Anthropology on using/including media elements in anthropological publishing, and what journals and scholars can do to help guide this process. Without insisting on hard and fast guidelines, I think we can create space and practices to foster more creative and critical media work. This essay is meant as a conversation starter -- and a way to highlight some of the recent projects launched by Visual Anthropology Review, Cultural Anthropology, and others.