Erica C. Wortham

Erica Wortham
Professorial Lecturer of Anthropology
HAH 301
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Areas of Expertise

Media and culture, indigenous media, visual heritage, archiving, nationalism/ethnicity, Mexico.

Dr. Wortham is a cultural anthropologist and videographer with special interests in indigenous media.

Current Research

Formation of ILADMA, the Indigenous Latin American Digital Media Archive, to preserve, archive, and access visual media created by indigenous peoples of the Americas.


Ph.D. 2002, New York University
Cert. Ethnographic Film 1996, New York University
M.A. 1994, New York University
B.A. 1988, Columbia University



2013  Indigenous Media in Mexico: Culture, Community and the State. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

2005  Wortham, E. "Mas allá de la hibridad: Los medios televisivos y la producción de identidades indígenas en Oaxaca, México,” LIMINAR, Estudios Sociales y Humanísticos 3(2): 34-47.

2004  Wortham, E. "Between the state and indigenous autonomy: Video indígena in Mexico,"  American Anthropologist 106(2): 363-367.

2000  Wortham, E. "News from the mountains: Redefining the televisual borders of Oaxaca,"  World Studio Sphere 5(1): 32-33.

Classes Taught

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Anth 1002: Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
Anth 3506: Politics, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
Anth 3531: Methods in Sociocultural Anthropology
Anth 3701: North American Native Peoples
Anth 3702: Anthropology of Latin America
Anth 6507: Nationalism and Ethnicity


Last updated March 22, 2016