2017 Fellow

Susanne Unger

Susanne_Unger_Sq.jpgSusanne grew up in Germany and studied anthropology and film studies in Canada and the United States. She holds a PhD in linguistic anthropology, has taught at Duke, Kenyon, and William and Mary, and is currently a linguistic anthropologist in residence at American University. Her research has explored the intersection between film education and civic education programs for youth in Germany. Susanne also has a passion for radio and belongs to the radio collective DC Listening Lounge.

Fellowship Project: Shepherds at the Crossroads explores the lives of those who hold on to the ancient tradition of pastoralism while struggling to maintain their mode of making a living in the 21st century.