A.M. JORDAN

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Department of Anthropology
Gainesville, Florida

HUMAN RELATIONS AREA FILES
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
In Arcahaie, a window opens out to a world of green abundance at the end of the second rains.
In Haiti, a devout Evangelical kisses her infant niece, whose mother (and her twin sister) has been excommunicated from the church due to the pre-marital birth.
During the Gede Festival in November, the lwa Brav inhabits a young man at the local cemetery.
In Haiti, the live-in housekeeper decorates the steel gate to the property with images of weapons and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's acronym
A young woman in Central Haiti pauses and rests for a moment in a conversation about church regulations.

APPROACHES

Field Research

Learning from the stories, experiences, and adventures of those who traverse different worlds. Ongoing work in Haiti, Ghana, Belize. Topics include body ecologies, art and aesthetics, relations, and perception, especially as all of these are inculcated through the border-crossings of infancy, birth, dreams, and death.

Methods

Interdisciplinary and experimental strategies for participating in and observing modes of experience (Latour 2014) at the boundaries of human physiological existence. Photography as a collaborative endeavor with strangers and their things. Current projects explore the everyday lives (and deaths) of infants and caretakers, with special attention to the material items used to keep infants protected from physical and psychic harm. Collaboration with Vodou leaders has also produced a photographic geneology of magical spaces, spirits, and items used to affect futures.

Film Making

Experimental. Linear and non-linear translations of daily life and perception. Educational, exciting, collaborative.


PROJECTS

DISSERTATION

Being Many People at Once

ONGOING PROJECTS

Interdisciplinary adventures

SCHOLARLY RESOURCES

Online programs, repositories

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