Aidan Seale-Feldman

Aidan Seale-Feldman is Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in the Bioethics Program at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on questions of crisis, care, and the relationality of affliction. Her book project explores psychosocial transformations in postdisaster Nepal, tracing the public articulation of a mental health crisis in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes, including its strategic uses, ethical demands, and unexpected consequences.

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Ethnocine: Get By

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Ethnocine: Get By

The riveting and melodic sounds of the people’s chant inaugurate the opening scene. “Fighting for justice (fighting for justice), and a living wage (and a livin... More

Ethnocine: Nobel Nok Dah

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Ethnocine: Nobel Nok Dah

Blur. As the camera moves in and out of focus, we linger in the blur, in the opaque space of subjectivity in motion. When the image comes into focus, we find ou... More

Swim Lesson

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Swim Lesson

I looked down, seized by panic as the strange thought hit me that swimming was actually some sort of miracle and there was no good reason why I wouldn’t just si... More

Survivors

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Survivors

An aerial view descends into the city as floating trash blur the boundaries where water turns to housing settlements. The camera follows an ambulance through th... More

The Possibility of Spirits

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The Possibility of Spirits

A barely perceptible breeze brushes through quivering feathers adorning a statue. For a fleeting moment, one has the sensation that the statue has come alive. V... More

Ghosts and Numbers

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Ghosts and Numbers

We welcome you to the newest iteration of The Screening Room film series!For our inaugural film we have selected Alan Klima's Ghosts and Numbers, a film that ma... More

The Screening Room

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The Screening Room

We welcome you to the re-launching of the Society for Cultural Anthropology’s film series, The Screening Room. In this new incarnation, we have curated a set of... More

Book Forum: The Blind Man

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Book Forum: The Blind Man

And if seeing was fire, I required the plenitude of fire, And if seeing would infect me with madness, I madly wanted that madness.–Maurice Blanchot Robert Desja... More

Cinematic Experiments and Ethical Transformations

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Cinematic Experiments and Ethical Transformations

In their 1961 film Chronicle of a Summer, the ethnographic filmmaker Jean Rouch and the sociologist Edgar Morin show a group of young people gathered outside ... More

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Many anthropologists drawn to experimental forms of ethnography have gravitated toward images as method. Lisa Stevenson (2014, 10) has proposed an “anthropology... More