EXPECTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

IVSA Board Members

Being a Board Member is a privilege entrusted by the IVSA membership. The Board is responsible for faithfully pursuing the realization of the organization’s mission and for effectively representing our members’ interests.

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IVSA Board Members

 

Greg Scott

 
Greg Scott
IVSA President

Greg Scott is a visual sociologist, multimedia artist, and filmmaker at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. He is the founding director of Sawbuck Productions, Inc., a non-profit organization that produces observational documentary films, experimental art films, virtual reality experiences, and large-scale public installation art. He is a co-founder of WILD AMERICAN DOGS, an interdisciplinary art duo focused on producing experimental films and performance, and of the Archive of Midwestern Culture, an institutionally recognized scholarly organization that documents creative life and artistic practice among people living in economically impoverished areas of the rural American Midwest.

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Susan Hansen

 
Susan Hansen
IVSA President Elect

I am Convenor of the Visual Methods Group and Chair of the Forensic Psychology Research Group at Middlesex University, London. I have a background in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis and a PhD in Social Psychology. Although these are approaches usually confined to the analysis of transcribed video or audio data, in my current work I seek to apply some of the key methodological tenets of these approaches to the analysis of visual data. This allows attention to features not available through traditional forms of visual analyses – and in particular, attention to the everyday methods of sense-making used by members themselves, as opposed to the imposition of our own sociological analytic categories.

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Molly Merryman

 
Molly Merryman
IVSA Board Member

I am the founding director of Kent State University’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and an associate professor of Sociology. My scholarly and professional work focuses on marginalized voices and inequalities, and because of this I have found that documentary video provides the most meaningful methodological approach for me to use.

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Jerome Krase

 
Jerome Krase
IVSA Board Member

Jerome Krase, Emeritus and Murray Koppelman Professor at Brooklyn College, CUNY is an activist-scholar who researches, lectures, writes, and photographs about urban life and culture globally.

Among his books are Self and Community in the City (1982), Ethnicity and Machine Politics with Charles LaCerra (1992), Race and Ethnicity in New York City (2005) and Ethnic Landscapes in an Urban World. (2006) coedited with Ray Hutchison, Seeing Cities Change: Local Culture and Class (2012), Diversity and Local Contexts coedited with Zdenek Uherek. (2017) Race, Class, and Gentrification in Brooklyn (2016) and COVID 19 in Brooklyn (2022) with Judith N. DeSena. He co-edits Urbanities and serves on the editorial boards of Cidades, Visual Studies, and the Journal of Video Ethnography.

Professor Krase is active in the American and International Sociological Associations, Commission on Urban Anthropology, International Urban Symposium, Humanities Online, International Visual Sociology Association, and President of the European Academy of Sciences.

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Gaby David

Gaby David
IVSA Board Member

I am a researcher and university lecturer. I hold a PhD in visual sociology from the Center for Art History and Theory at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (EHESS), a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Paris 8 and Master’s degree in teaching English as a Foreign Language (ToEFL).

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Han Sang Kim

Han Sang Kim
IVSA Board Member

I am an associate professor of sociology at Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea. My teaching interests include visual sociology, qualitative methods, and sociology of film and media. I have conducted research and written on the themes of film archives, ethics of photographic representation, post/colonial visual culture, and mobilities. My most recent book is Cine-Mobility: Twentieth-Century Transformations in Korea’s Film and Transportation (Harvard University Asia Center, 2022).

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Wes Shrum

Wes Shrum
IVSA Treasurer

I’m a professor at Louisiana State University, a sociologist of science and technology with a primary focus on new communications media and social networks. In 1994, I began my research in Kenya, Ghana, and India where I’ve worked and filmed every summer since then, most recently in the urban slums.

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Ernesto Noronha

Ernesto Noronha

IVSA Board Member

Ernesto Noronha is a visual and work sociologist who extensively uses images in his research and teaching qualitative methods. He has had a long-standing interest in photography, with one of his earliest sociological projects undertaken in the mid-1990s in Mumbai, for Arizona State University, which focused on rag pickers and pharmaceutical salespeople.

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Paola Tiné

Paola Tiné

IVSA Board Member

Originally from Italy, I am an anthropologist and painter based in South Australia. Over the last years, I have conducted fieldwork in Australia and Nepal, using experimental visual methodologies, particularly drawing and painting. As an artist and researcher, my aim is to translate social interactions, constructions and paradoxes within a decoding and encoding visual language. I see the canvas as an ‘heterotopia’, using a term by Foucault, another world within this world, mirroring and yet upsetting what is outside; a space of experimentation in which the constructed mechanisms of social life are revealed.

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Sabina Andron

Sabina Andron

IVSA Board Member

Sabina Andron is a cities scholar specializing in creative and transgressive public cultures, with a specific interest in the semiotics of urban walls and surfaces. Sabina’s research focuses on the surfaces of cities as spatial typologies, by examining their material, visual, and legal dimensions. Her areas of expertise include graffiti and street art, public writing and city signage; urban visual culture and geosemiotics; the right to the city, spatial justice and the urban commons; legal geography and urban property regimes; and deviance, disorder and crime as forms of urban citizenship.

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Julie Patarin Jossec

Julie Patarin Jossec

IVSA Board Member

Julie Patarin-Jossec is a sociologist by education, a forever field ethnographer, an extreme environment wanderer, and a weirdness enthusiast. After her Ph.D. emphasizing ethnography-based photography and outer space exploration coloniality, Julie started experimenting with filmmaking and photography techniques (including conceptual portraiture, thermal imagery, colour separation and chemical treatment of analog film), which led her to develop original methodologies both within and beyond her academic practice.

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Katalin Halasz

Katalin Halasz

IVSA Board Member

I’ve been an active member of IVSA since 2013 when I curated ‘Visualising Affect’, an international art exhibition in the framework of the IVSA 2013 Conference that was held at Goldsmiths, University of London: http://visualisingaffect.weebly.com/

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Lynnette Mawhinney


Lynnette Mawhinney

IVSA Board Member Elect

I am a cultural anthropologist and champion for all things urban education. I am a Professor of Urban Education but also wear a hat as a higher education administrator (Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Academic Initiatives) at Rutgers University-Newark in Newark, NJ (United States). I have been doing visual sociological research formally since 2018.

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Michael Brown

Michael Brown

IVSA Board Member Elect

I am a practice-led researcher, participatory and ethnographic filmmaker, and an academic. I explore ethnographic and participatory practice, engaging with marginalised, disadvantaged or declining people and their cultures, species, places and ecosystems, to promote dialogue in search of positive transformation.

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Chinelo L. Njaka, Ph.D.

Chinelo L. Njaka, Ph.D.

IVSA Board Member Elect

Chinelo L. Njaka, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is a sociologist and multidisciplinary artist. She is also the Founder and Director of Peckham Rights!, a non-profit organization based in London, UK. Her research interests center around the critical examination of race, racism, and racialization. Her current research explores the intersection of race and craft practices throughout the Black Atlantic, focusing on quilt-making and visual storywork.

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Sylvia Kouveli

Sylvia Kouveli

IVSA Technology Advisor

Visual multitasker, social media guru, and research-based artist, Sylvia Kouveli is known for feminist work related to gender, illness, and public space intervention. With a background in documentary photography and video, she often adopts visual or sensory methodologies (sound walks, collaging, “River of Life”) for her work.

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