Offering academic rigour without (too many) beards & tweed jackets

Alex Parkyn-Smith

Alex is visual anthropologist with a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Durham, M.A. in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a B.A. in Anthropology (Biological & Social) from the University of Durham. He has carried out academic research in Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Kenya and the Channel Islands, and specialises in narratives of risk and uncertainty, urban youth in Kazakhstan and the perception of science, environment and climate change. Previous work includes corporate team-building and music events promotions. He is currently based in Bristol.

Kira de Hemmer Jeppesen

Kira is an ethnographic researcher and filmmaker. She has previously worked at the international units of Danish Red Cross Youth and University of Copenhagen. As an ethnographer, Kira has specialised in migration, border area issues, sensory and embodied anthropology. She holds an M.A. (Distinction) in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a B.Sc. in Anthropology from University of Copenhagen. She has lived, studied and worked in the USA, India and England, and is currently based in Copenhagen.

Imogen Putler

Imogen is an ethnographic researcher and documentary filmmaker, with a background specialising in politics and languages. She has an M.A. (Merit) in Visual Anthropology, a B.A. (First class) in European Studies and Russian language, and is a graduate of the Moscow School of Political Studies (МШПИ), combining these various fields of expertise to inform her ethnographic research. Imogen has previously worked as a freelance French and Russian researcher, subtitler and translator. She is currently based in London.

Ursula Emilie Glismann

Ursula is an ethnographic researcher and filmmaker specialising in medical and political anthropology. She has previously worked for a range of market research companies and has conducted fieldwork in Denmark, Tanzania and the UK. She holds an M.A. in Visual Anthropology (Distinction) from Goldsmiths, University of London and a B.Sc. in Anthropology from University of Copenhagen.

Scott Pilkington-Bennett

Scott has experience in multiple disciplines within Environmental Science. His current position is at the Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection department of Rothamsted Research. Alongside completing a degree in Applied Geography B.Sc. (1st), Scott has published scientific work using his skills in statistical analysis and GIS software (ArcGIS, Qgis, MapInfo and ERDAS).

Duncan Blom

Duncan is an environmental scientist. He has a B.Sc. in Physical Geography (Lancaster University) and an M.Sc. (Distinction) in Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology (Keele University). He specialise in renewable technologies and their practical application. Trained in use of Esri ArcGIS, SPSS, EDGCM software.

Yunsuk Baek

Yunsuk Baek is a director and producer who has been exploring different genres of moving images; from Commercial video to Visual Anthropology and this unique journey brought originality to his work and spectrum. He is currently running a production ‘savethenurse’ and always loves to extend his territory further by collaborating with others.

Leonie Harvey-Rolfe

Leonie is an applied anthropologist. She holds a B.A. (First) in Anthropology from the University of Durham and an M.A. in Applied Anthropology Community & Youth Work (Distinction) from Goldsmiths, UoL. She has conducted research in the UK and Mexico, specialising in gender, development, immigration and community arts. She is currently working with the Red Cross in Manresa, Spain.

Edward Webb

Edward Webb is our graphic designer. He has BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from Leeds College of Art. Since graduating he has worked with clients internationally on a wide range of projects. He is essential in making our visual outputs functional, engaging and professional. He is fluent in the core Adobe creative suite software and specialises in typography, corporate identity, web & app design.

Gustav Zilstorff Brade

Gustav is a political scientist with a M.A. in Urban Studies (Distinction) from King’s College, and a B.Sc. in Political Science from University of Copenhagen. He has worked at two urban consultancies specialising in citizen engagement strategies and urban planning.

María José Pavlovic

Maria José is an independent filmmaker from Chile. Before studying Visual Anthropology at the Granada Centre (University of Manchester), she worked as a researcher and field producer for several documentary series, which dealt with issues like ageing and social change in Chile. In 2011 she won the Becas Chile scholarship for education. She is currently living in Paris working with the congolese community.

Agne Zakarauskaite

Agne is an ethnographic researcher and filmmaker with an M.A. (Merit) in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her projects focus on urban anthropology, migration and Eastern Europe’s development issues. She is currently producing video promotions for non-profit organisations.

Brit Kewin

Brit Kewin is a Canadian researcher and filmmaker interested in the boundaries between art and documentary film. Past projects have explored creativity, child development and the social implications of health. She holds an M.A. (Distinction) in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths, UoL, and is currently working with Hot Docs and Toronto International Film Festival.

Korantema Anyimadu

Korantema holds a B.A. in Social and Biological Anthropology from Durham University, and is interested in the interplay between arts and ethnicity. As a contemporary dancer, she concentrates on movement, and ethnographic research in Ghana has lead her to specialise in Dance Anthropology and Ethnomusicology. Korantema has previously worked at the Barbican Centre, Horniman Museum and Natural History Museum.

Charlotte Heikendorf

Charlotte is an ethnographic researcher and filmmaker with an M.A. in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths, Universit of London, and a B.A. in Anthropology & Conflict Studies from Aarhus University. Past projects have explored urban activism, perceptions of environment and medical anthropology.

Tanja Wol Sorensen

Tanja is a filmmaker and anthropologist with an M.A. in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester. She has specialised in gender, conflict and political movements. For more than four years Tanja has lived and worked extensively in Latin America and Spain. She is currently working on an ethnographic documentary about the persecution of female leaders in the Colombian conflict.