Arjun Shankar

Academic, Filmmaker, and Writer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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I am a teacher, writer, researcher, and mediamaker, unabashedly curious, intellectually promiscuous, and engaged in the dilemmas of the contemporary world. Having recently completed by phD in Anthropology and Education, I am currently on a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. My work brings together theories in globalization and development, literary and visual ethnography, affect theory, and curiosity studies. My research has been published in Visual Anthropology Review, Anthropology and Humanism, and Visual Communication Journal. I create participatory films and I have taught in schools and universities in the United States and India while working with creative, transdisciplinary organizations in both contexts as well.

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  • Work
    • Professor and Researcher
  • Education
    • PhD in Anthropology and Education