Noam Osband

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  • PhD student in anthropology
  • Penn

I'm a PhD candidate in anthropology whose heart lies with documentary film. As a former full-time teacher who is now a grad student, I've been trying throughout my time here to find innovative ways of combining my interests in film with academics. To that end, I created a online distance learning curriculum where students in Mississippi learned Bourdieu and posted videos about how his ideas apply to their lives, I helped students I TA'd in medical anthropology create videos for alternative assessments, and I'm now getting ready to start my dissertation which will be one of the first partially filmic dissertations at Penn.