Zoanni headshot

Hi! I’m a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. My research focuses on politics, health, religion, economics, and aesthetics, especially in East/Central and Indian Ocean Africa. I grew up on a farm in Montana, and studied in Chicago, Cambridge (Mass), and New York. You can find my work in edited collections in Cambridge Anthropology and Somatosphere and other articles in Medical AnthropologyCultural Anthropology and Anthropological Quarterly. I also make film. My first, The Ladies (Ukrainian with English subtitles; distributed by DER), is an observational short about Ukrainian migrant women in NYC who make dumplings for their church.