Emiko Stock teaches courses in digital media production anchored in ethnographic practice and writing. She is currently working on two projects, a film and a book, each theorizing in experimental ways an affective and haptic approach to history. Both projects result from long-term ethnographic involvement in Cambodia and Iran as a videographer and historiographer of sorts with Chams, Muslims in predominantly Buddhist Cambodia, and among them particularly Saeths; descendants of the Prophet's family. Before joining The American University in Cairo (AUC), Stock taught at Hamilton College and Cornell University, both in Upstate New York. She received her doctorate in anthropology from Cornell University and was trained in Khmer studies and anthropology at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations and Nanterre University in Paris and at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. In 2021 Stock was a postdoctoral and senior fellow at the Center for Khmer Studies in Phnom Penh. When she is not digitally "professionally" distracted, she can be found at the analog playground somewhere between film and photography. She is a board member, Society for Visual Anthropology. You can find out more about Stock's work by visiting her website.
For 'Ali Is Our Ancestor': Cham Sayyids' Shi'a Trajectories from Cambodia to Iran, in Shi'a Minorities in the Contemporary World: Migration, Transnationalism and Multilocality, O. Scharbrodt & Y. Shanneik, eds., Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 227-256. (2022)