Sabra Thorner is a cultural anthropologist who has worked with Indigenous Australians for over 15 years, focusing on photography, digital media and archiving as forms of cultural production and social activism. She is broadly interested in visual/media anthropology, digital cultures, anthropology in/of museums, Indigenous Australia and Indigenous art/media worlds, intellectual property and cultural heritage regimes, ethnographic and documentary film, and art and society. She is currently working on her first monograph, on Indigenous photography in Australia, as well as a collaborative edited collection on the revitalization of Aboriginal arts in southeastern Australia.
- Ph.D., Anthropology, NYU 2013
- Advanced Certificate in Culture & Media, NYU 2007
- M.A., Australian Studies, University of Melbourne 2003
- B.A., Sociology, Georgetown University 2000
Decolonizing Museums, Anthropology of Media, Ethnographic Film, Digital Cultures, Anthropology of Indigenous Australia, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology