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Christine Walley

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Department of AnthropologyProfessor of Anthropology
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Christine Walley is a professor of anthropology at MIT. She received a PhD in anthropology from New York University in 1999. Her first book, Rough Waters: Nature and Development in an East African Marine Park(Princeton University Press, 2004), was based on field research exploring environmental conflict in rural Tanzania. Her project Exit Zero uses family stories to examine the long-term impact of deindustrialization in the US. Walley and Chris Boebel are the co-creators and co-instructors of the documentary film production and theory class, DV Lab: Documenting Science Through Video and New Media.

Professor Walley discusses the human experiences of job change and what anthropology brings to this topic.