Hey! I’m Christopher Santo Domingo Chan.

Visual Anthropologist / Anthropologist of Vision

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I’m a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington. I study the vicissitudes of venture capital and screen time in U.S. media and entertainment industries. My ethnography follows the labor of screenwriters, cinematographers, editors, designers, and other creatives. I ask how they use audiovisual software to navigate contemporary capitalism’s optical marketplaces of attention and virality.

I currently teach the Anthropology of Popular Culture and in addition I hold a teaching appointment in Comparative History of Ideas. I’m also a member of the Science, Technology, and Society Studies group.

I’m a Visual Anthropologist at Cut.com, where I help make short-form films for wide audiences, including our viral series, 100 Years of Beauty. Please know I’m always open to collaboration, coffee, and bibliographic swaps, so don’t hesitate to contact me.

Research Interests

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Science and technology studies, software studies, phenomenology of color, creative labor, queer theory and queer of color critique, visual anthropology, knowledge work, new materialisms, vision science and neurology, sociology of genre and marketing, production studies.

Teaching

Currently Teaching

  • CHID 222: Biofutures (Fall 2016)

Predoctoral Instructorships

  • ANTH 360: Anthropology of Popular Culture (Summer 2016)
  • ANTH 360: Anthropology of Popular Culture (Summer 2015)
  • ANTH 360: Anthropology of Popular Culture (Summer 2014)

Teaching Assistantships

  • ANTH 203: Intro to Linguistic Anthropology (Fall 2015)
  • ANTH 213: Anthropology of Sports (Spring 2015)
  • ANTH 209: Anthropology through Visual Media (Winter 2015)
  • ANTH 203: Intro to Linguistic Anthropology (Fall 2014)
  • ANTH 203: Intro to Linguistic Anthropology (Fall 2013)