Elizabeth A. Povinelli

Elizabeth A. Povinelli is an anthropologist and filmmaker. She is Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, New York, Corresponding Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities and a founding member of the Karrabing Film Collective. She is the author of five books, including the most recent, Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism (2016), winner of the Lionel Trilling Book Award. Karrabing films and installations have shown at the Tate Modern, Berlinale Forum Expanded, Melbourne International Film Festival, Contour Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Van Abbemuseum, Institute for Modern Art in Brisbane, Vargas Museum and other venues. Povinelli lives and works in New York City and Darwin, Australia. 

The visit of Elizabeth Povinelli is made possible by Het Nieuwe Instituut with support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Elizabeth A. Povinelli. Photo by Marcel de Buck.