Lee Douglas

WG1 Chair
(Goldsmiths, University of London)

Lee Douglas is a Lecturer in visual anthropology, curator, and filmmaker at Goldsmiths, University of London. Combining ethnographic research and multimodal media production, her work unpacks how the past is reconstructed and the future reimagined through collective and individual engagements with the traces of political violence, displacement, and decolonization in the Iberian Atlantic. She was the Head Researcher for the Marie Curie project “Militant Imaginaries, Colonial Memories,” which analyzed individual and collective uses of the material and visual traces left by entangled historical events: the Carnation Revolution that marked an end to Portugal’s Salazar dictatorship; the conclusion of the Portuguese imperial project; and the return migrations sparked by these events. Prior to her work at the IHC, Douglas was a Lecturer of anthropology and visual culture at New York University-Madrid and a Research Fellow in the Collections Department at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. She is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Visual Anthropology Review; a member of the Writing with Light Editorial Collective; and the co-director of the films What Remains (DER, 2017) and The Revolution (is) Probable (2022). As a scholar, educator, and practitioner, she is committed to forms of collaborative visual research capable of mobilizing anthropological research findings across disciplines and borders.