Community-Oriented Research in Visual Anthropology
Kirk French

Kirk French

Assistant Professor
Departments of Anthropology and
Film Production & Media Studies
Emmy-Nominated Filmmaker

Kirk French is an award-winning professor of anthropology and Emmy-nominated filmmaker at Penn State University. As an anthropological archaeologist his earlier research focused on ancient water management technologies and landuse practices in Mesoamerica. Over the past five years French began to increasingly rely on visual anthropology, specifically documentary film, to tell relay the stories of the cultural and environmental changes communities are experiences in this rapidly changing world. 

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