IVSA Board Members

 

Greg Scott

 
Greg Scott
IVSA President

I am the director of the Social Science Research Center and a professor in the department of sociology at DePaul University where I teach courses on substance use and abuse, underground economies, street gangs, consciousness, urban culture, ethnographic documentary film production, photographic/visual sociology, and other topics.

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Susan Hansen

 
Susan Hansen
IVSA Board Member

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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Yolanda Hernández-Albújar

 
Yolanda Hernández-Albújar
IVSA Board Member

I am a professor at the Universidad Loyola Andalucía, in Seville where I teach courses in Anthropology of Communication, Cultural Anthropology, and Migration. In my courses as well as in my research I privilege the visual dimension to study and explore social experiences. I am particularly interested on gender, migration, and identity formation. My current research explores gender dynamics in refugee camps and settlements in Lebanon. Visual methods allow me to co-construct along with participants sociological knowledge that otherwise would be missed and to articulate participatory action research and communication research in ways that integrate women´s voices in a more democratic way.

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Jerome Krase

 
Jerome Krase
IVSA Board Member

Although I am probably much better known as a Sociologist who studies Urban Neighborhoods and much more likely to define myself as an Activist or Public Scholar, almost all of my work has been “visual” in one way or another. I came to my first International Visual Sociology Association meeting in 1997 at the suggestion of a member of the American Sociological Association Urban Community Section who thought what I did was “Visual Sociology.”

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Molly Merryman

 
Molly Merryman
IVSA Vice President

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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Tara Milbrandt

 
Tara Milbrandt
IVSA Board Member

I discovered visual sociology at a conference in New York City in 2007 and have been a proud member of the IVSA since this time. I am an associate professor of sociology at the University of Alberta’s liberal arts and science campus, Augustana, which is located in central Alberta, Canada. I teach courses in social theory, visual sociology, sociology of community, media and contemporary culture. I am the editor for ‘Elicitations’, the reviews section of the journal ‘Imaginations: Cross-Cultural Image Studies’.

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Laura Porterfield

 
Laura Porterfield
Treasurer

Laura Krystal Porterfield, Ph.D. is an urban educator, visualist, and youth culture scholar. Having grown up in El Paso, Texas, Laura is the daughter of two Mississippi transplants who instilled in her the value and promise of higher education.

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David Herman, Jr.

 
David Herman, Jr.
IVSA Board Member

I am a lens-based artist, educator, and scholar whose work explores the relations between the perceptual and the social. My current research is grounded in a belief that the social is inherently political and that visual studies provides distinct opportunities to engage and understand the affective nature of being with difference.

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Gill Golding

 
Gill Golding
IVSA Board Member At Large

I’m a Visiting Research Fellow within the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths, University of London, Education Director of the Urban Photographers Association, Organiser of the International Urban Photography Summer School and the Competition Organiser for UrbanPhotoFest. These roles allow me to engage with a broad range of discourses about the visual representation of cities and to promote excellence in urban photographic practice, research and education.

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Suezen Salinas

 
Suezen Salinas
Graduate Student Rep

In taking images, freezing moments, visual methods, as photography, allows us to discover how rich reality truly is. I discovered visual methods at the end of my undergraduate career, through an opportunity to conduct disaster research, and documenting disparities in storm water infrastructure across underprivileged communities. Now, as a Graduate Student at the University of Houston in Houston Texas, I am learning to construct my own visual research lens, with a particular interest in comparative assessment between visual and traditional research questions.

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Carolina Cambre

 
Carolina Cambre
IVSA Board Member

I am Associate Professor (Sociology of Education) at Concordia University, Montreal in Quebec, Canada. My work explores vernacular visual expression asking: How do people produce and direct the visual space. How is the image a doing? What are the social and cultural work/ings of images.

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Christine Louveau de la Guigneraye

 
Christine Louveau de la Guigneraye
IVSA Board Member

I’m associate professor at the University of Evry Paris-Saclay (France), in charge of the Visual and Filmic research focus of the sociological research laboratory (Centre Pierre Naville). I have a background in visual anthropology, a PhD in anthropology, a dissertation to qualify for full professor (French post-doctoral diploma) in filmic sociology.

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Alexandra Tilman

 
Alexandra Tilman
IVSA Board Member

I have a PhD in visual and filmic sociology and I teach at Evry university in France in connection with my dual practice as a filmmaker and sociology researcher. I make documentary films as part of research productions. The issues of margins, deviant trajectories, youth and alternative culture are at the heart of my work in filmic sociology.

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Mariko Smith

 
Mariko Smith
IVSA Board Member

I undertake an interdisciplinary practice in academic research and the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) sector, specialising in visual sociology, contemporary art, museology, epistemology, and public history. I am currently the First Nations Assistant Curator at the Australian Museum in Sydney, Australia and an Honorary Associate in the School of Literature, Art & Media of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney; having previously been a Wingara Mura Fellow and Associate Lecturer at the University’s Sydney College of the Arts.

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Patricia Prieto-Blanco

 
Patricia Prieto-Blanco
IVSA Technology Advisor

I work as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Media, University of Brighton, UK. I teach on the Media Studies, Film and Screen Studies, and, Digital Media, Culture and Society programmes. I am passionate about all things visual, and specially interested in media practices that involve people interacting with/through images.

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