Emily Cohen Ibanez


Public bio

Dr. Emily Cohen Ibañez is an anthropologist, filmmaker, and feminist.  She earned her doctoral degree in Anthropology with a certificate in Culture and Media at New York University. Her films and writing explore the ways science and technology inform ways people come to know themselves.  Her writing has been published in American Anthropologist, Body and Society, Disability Studies Quarterly, and Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience amongst others. Her films circulate nationally and internationally at universities and film festivals including the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, The Society for Visual Anthropology Festival, and El Festival de Cine de Bogota where her film “Bodies at War” was nominated for a UNICEF Award.  In 2016-2017, she will be a Research Associate at UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Documentary Arts Research (CDAR) as a Wenner-Gren Fejos Fellow in Ethnographic Film where she will complete her second feature-length film, “Virtual War,” a hybrid VR documentary experience. Her research and filmmaking have been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Wenner- Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the American Council for Learned Societies, PSC-CUNY, the NYU Torch Fellowship, and Fulbright Colombia.