About Krista M. Harper
I am an applied cultural anthropologist who investigates urban mobilizations, environment, food, and social justice, and, most recently, university libraries. I use ethnographic and participatory visual and digital research methods, with projects in Hungary, Portugal, and the United States. I am the PI (with Jacqueline Urla) of two NSF research and training grants, "Culture and Heritage in European Societies and Spaces" (NSF-OISE #0968575 and IIA-1261172).
Honors and Awards
- Fulbright Fellowship, 2004
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Visual interventions and the “crises in representation” in environmental anthropology ...
Human Organization (2012)
Participatory visual research, or "visual interventions" (Pink 2007) allow environmental anthropologists to respond to three different “crises of representation”: 1) ...
Great Expectations? The Changing Role of “Europe” in Romani Activism ...
"Ethnic mobilization in the new Europe," Conference proceedings (2006)
Contemporary political action for ethnic and national minorities in Europe appears to be increasingly directed towards supra- and transnational structures. ...
Contributions to Books (1)
Contribution to Book
International Environmental Justice: Building the Natural Assets of the World ...
Reclaiming Nature: Environmental Justice and Ecological Restoration (2007)
In recent years, vibrant social movements have emerged across the world to fight for environmental justice –- for more equitable ...
Popular Press (1)
New Directions in Participatory Visual Ethnography: Possibilities for Public Anthropology
American Anthropological Association (2009)
New visual technologies are changing the ways that anthropologists do research and opening up new possibilities for participatory approaches appealing ...
Lives, Images, Audiences, Intentions: Participatory Visual Anthropology in a Hungarian ...
America Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) (2009)
Participatory visual methodologies open up new possibilities for community collaboration in the research process, appeal to diverse audiences, and produce ...
From Democratization to Globalization to Justice: Political Generations in Hungarian ...
György Ránki Symposium on Hungarian Studies (2009)
This presentation applies sociologist Nancy Whittier's concept of "political generations" to explore political identities and strategies appearing over time in ...