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Eliana Ritts


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New York


Eliana Ritts (she/her) is an anthropologist, filmmaker, and curator based in New York City. Her work combines multimodal anthropology with research in transnational media, the politics of representation, and decolonial methodologies. In 2019 she produced and directed Tea for Taiwan, a documentary short about bubble tea and intergenerational Taiwanese-American activism in New York City, which premiered at Margaret Mead International Documentary Film Festival. She is also a board member and curator at the City Reliquary Museum in New York. Eliana is currently completing her PhD in Anthropology at New York University, with a Certificate in Culture & Media. She is a Fulbright scholar, and will begin post-doctoral studies around media, Indigeneity, and ocean conservation in the fall. Eliana has a Masters degree in Visual, Material, and Museum Anthropology from Oxford, and a BA and BS in International Studies and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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