Faculty Associate in Research
Emiko Stock is a visual and historical anthropologist. Working with Chams (Cambodian Muslims) and Sayyids (descendants of the Prophet Muhammad), she traces passages between Sunnism and Shi’ism and Cambodia and Iran as a practice of history refracted in still and moving images. Her projects, embedded in experimental ethnography, grow from the theorization and practice of analog as well as digital photography and videography. She is currently based in Phnom Penh, developing two projects, a film and a book, each asking how we see history in affective and haptic manners. Both projects result from long-term ethnographic involvement in Cambodia and Iran, where she conducts research as a wedding videographer on the one hand and as an Islamic studies scholar on the other. Emiko has been trained in anthropology and Southeast Asian studies in the US at Cornell University, in France at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations as well as Nanterre University, and in Cambodia at the Royal University of Fine Arts.