Department of Anthropology, class of 2016
PhD Dissertation Title: Domesticating Detroit: An Ethnography of Creativity in a Postindustrial Frontier
Capstone Project: Into The Hinterlands
Julia Yezbick is a filmmaker, artist, and anthropologist. She received her PhD in Media Anthropology and Critical Media Practice from Harvard University. Her audio and video works have shown at the Berlinale–Forum Expanded, MOMA PS1’s print shop, the New York Library for Performing Arts, Pravo Lujdski Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Mostra Internacional do Filme Etnográfico, Rio de Janeiro, the Nordic Anthropological Film Association, Stockholm, the Montreal Ethnographic Film Festival, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit. She is the founding Editor of Sensate, an online journal for experiments in critical media practice, and runs Mothlight Microcinema in Detroit. She is currently a lecturer in Anthropology at Harvard and based in Detroit and Boston.