Erica C. Wortham

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Erica C. Wortham

Professorial Lecturer of Anthropology


Office Phone: (202) 994-7545
2110 G Street, NW

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

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

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

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


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.

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