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Christopher Fraga

Assistant Professor of Anthropology <br>Coordinator, Program in Latin American and Latino Studies

Sociology & Anthropology

Contact

  1. Email:cfraga1@swarthmore.edu
  2. Phone: (610) 690-4823
  3. Kohlberg 245 <br> Wednesdays 10:30-12:30pm
Christopher Fraga

Education

Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology, New York University, 2012

M.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology, New York University, 2005

B.A. in Anthropology, Michigan State University, 2002

Selected Publications

Co-editor with Cuauhtémoc Medina, The Deep of the Modern: A Subcyclopædia. Exhibition catalog for Manifesta 9: A Biennial of European Art.  Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2012.

"Vértigo fotográfico," in Alex Dorfsman: This Mountain Collapsed and Became a Bridge.  Exhibition catalog.  Mexico City: RM Editores, 2012.

Gabriel Sierra: A Partial Eclipse.  Published online by Kadist Art Foundation, 2012.

Two Notes on Recent Films by Gianfranco Rosi and Natalia Almada.  e-misférica 8(2), 2011.

"Las políticas del tiempo en la fotografía contemporánea de Maruch Sántiz Gómez," in Alberto Anaut, ed., Tiempo expandido.  Madrid: Editorial La Fábrica, 2010.

Review of Mary K. Coffey, How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture: Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State.  e-misférica 10(1), 2013.

Review of Edward J. McCaughan, Art and Social Movements: Cultural Politics in Mexico and Aztlán. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 17(3), 2012.

Teaching and Research Interests

Art, aesthetics, the senses; media, visual culture, material culture; visual anthropology; drugs and alcohol; capitalism and modernity; materialism and post-structuralism; Mexico and Latin America.

Courses and Seminars Taught

Counterculture (First Year Seminar)
Anthropology of Art and Aesthetics
Anthropology of Capitalism (Honors Seminar)
Drugs, Culture & Society