Dr. Tish Stringer is an anthropologist, media maker, user and curator of endangered technologies. Tish is currently a Lecturer and the Film Program Manager in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University, where she teaches film production and manages the technical needs of Rice Cinema and a filmmaking program. She is a documentary filmmaker whose films include Trading Freedom: The Secret Life of FTAA, Al-Mabien / In-between: Iraqi Artists in Exile and Not Lost! Linocut Printing with Artemio Rodriquez. Tish is also the founder of Dangerous Media, a Houston-based media production and exhibition company. Tish holds a PhD in anthropology from Rice University and a bachelor's degree in anthropology and cultural studies from the University of Minnesota. Her graduate research and dissertation, Move! Guerrilla Media, Collaborative Modes, and the Tactics of Radical Media Making, focused on radical filmmaking collectives working in and with social movements. Tish has presented her work in academic, arts and activist contexts throughout the US and internationally and has been the recipient of filmmaking grants from The Eastman Foundation, The Houston Arts Alliance, The SouthWest Alternate Media Project and the Public Humanities Initiative at Rice University. She serves on the board of Girls Rock Camp Houston and the advisory board of Aurora Picture show.
Tish holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Rice University and a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in Anthropology and Cultural Studies from the University of Minnesota.