Social Documentation Students

Kyle Baker
Research interests: Intersection of music and political life, social movements, state oppression, and diaspora, with a particular interest in the Basque Country
Ernie Calderon
Research Interests: Child Welfare - particularly the psychological ramifications of trauma; Social Justice - immigration and refugee rights; Auteur and Schreiber Theory - pertaining to its application in documentary filmmaking; Latinx Diaspora; Surveillance and Genocide Studies; End-of-life Rights; and unique stories that pertain to the human condition.
Andrés Javier Camacho
expressions of environmentalism, extinction, ethics of environmental policies, fisheries, "bush radio" in Alaska
Carlos Campos
Documents youth within communities
Courtney Coulson
Human rights, documentary ethics, conscious decision-making
Jordan Freeman
Environmental activism, human rights, oceans
Melanie Ho
Research Interests: Stories and identities of marginalized peoples
Fiorella Lema
Decolonial feminist theory, indigenous political movements, preservation of traditional healing practices in the Americas, food justice and land sovereignty in the Americas, Peruvian Diaspora, queer theory, feminist film theory, Latin American studies, and labor studies.
Jeanne Lieberman
Research Interests: feminist filmmaking and art; cine comunitario (community-based cinema); critical race and ethnic studies; visual anthropology; urban studies; Afro-Latino studies; Jewish political identity
Mahshid Modares
Visual culture and sociopolitical evolution in the Middle East, and the role of the arts, including documentary making, in visualizing political, social, and cultural changes in the region.
Brian Myers
Research Interests: Multimedia projects that examine the complex relationships communities have to their physical and social environments
Alexandrea O'Neill
Intersectionality and Social Justice
Samantha Robison
Art and social change; Activism; Gender roles in Islam; Muslim women surfers
Deepika Shrestha Ross
Research Interests Identity Development and Agency - particularly in the context of immigration Space and Place - the social and political implications of space, gentrification Cultural Narratives - the selling of the "American Dream" and its impact on segments of the American population and immigrant communities) Teaching and Learning - the intersection of design and pedagogy, access to education
Hoda Sobhani
Social and political films, feminist filmmaking
Lucas Solorzano
Social movements, prison abolition, decolonization, immigrant rights, criminalization, carceral politics, state violence, black and brown self-determination, latinidad, youth movements, popular pedagogy
Boris Yaikin
Multimedia communications, social movements, social justice. Music and cinema, popular culture and Latin American folklore.