Christian S. Hammons teaches in the Departments of Anthropology and Critical Media Practices at the University of Colorado-Boulder. His research and media practice focus on indigeneity, the state, and capitalism in several ethnographic contexts, including the Mentawai Islands off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia and the Ft. Bertold Reservation in North Dakota. He is a Fulbright Scholar and Founding Editor of Mimesis: The Journal of Documentary and Ethnographic Media. He holds an MFA in Film Production and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Southern California.
Cultural anthropology, documentary and ethnographic media, societies against the state, indigenous religion, exchange, tourism, development, globalization, Indonesia, Southeast Asia