A documentary filmmaker and associate professor in Anthropology, Christine Walley is co-directing and producing a documentary, Exit Zero, exploring changing community life in a former Midwestern steel town.  Her research and teaching interests include: the environment, development, gender, documentary/ethnographic film, and theories of globalization and capitalism. She received a B.A. in anthropology from Pomona College in 1987 and a Ph.D in sociocultural anthropology from New York University in 1999. Her book, Rough Waters: Nature and Development in an East African Marine Park (Princeton University Press, 2004), is based on 19 months of fieldwork in East Africa. She has published on the controversial topic of female genital surgeries in Africa as well as the relationship between science and “indigenous knowledge.”

Christine Walley
Associate Professor, Anthropology Program
cwalley AT mit DOT edu