Research Associate, Counter-Framing Design
Anaïs is trained as a cultural anthropologist with a focus on aesthetics as social justice, material culture- particularly fashion, boundaries of belonging and systems of value across economies at various scales.
She completed a PhD at the University of South Carolina, looking at the significance of dress as a semiotic process that supported autonomy for the Puruhá community in Ecuador. She has since moved towards critique of positionality in the field and questions of how to apply anthropological theory and methods to co-conspiratorial work for emerging social justice movements.
She was previously an Honorary Research Associate at UCL, London. She also studied a PhD and Masters at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC and received her Bachelors from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.