Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Bowdoin College
Willi Lempert is a cultural anthropologist who has conducted over two years of ethnographic fieldwork in Northwestern Australia with Indigenous media organizations. Through collaboration on production teams, he engages the social life of Aboriginal filmmaking to better understand the relationship between Indigenous self-representation, sovereignty, and everyday life. His research interrogates the paradoxical relationship between the production of films that vividly
imagine hopeful and diverse Indigenous futures, and the current widespread defunding of Aboriginal communities and organizations.