Solomon Mekonen

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Social Anthropology
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Visiting address Gullhaug torg 1 0484 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1091 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Research interests

Thematic: Visual anthropology, queer anthropology, gender and sexuality, decolonisation, the anthropology of the future

Regional: East Africa, Ethiopia

Background

Education:

  • Master of Arts, Visual and Media Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2018
  • Certificate of Higher Education, Practical Film Making, Met Film School Berlin, 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts, New Media Communications, Assumption University of Thailand, 2014

Work: 

Lecturer, Visual and Media Anthropology Program, HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft, Berlin, 2020–2021

Awards

Ethnographic Film Projects

Emails to My Little Sister (2018): Researcher, director, cinematographer and editor

  • Winner of Student Film, ethnographic film festival Vizanthrop, Belgrade, Serbia, 2019
  • Short Film Audience Choice, San Diego State University’s Africa World Documentary Film Festival, Trinidad Venue, 2019

  • Best Student Film, the 29th International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade, Serbia, 2020

  • Audience Award for Best Short Film, Afrika Film Festival Köln, Cologne, Germany, 2021

  • Honourable mention for a special look at civilisational dialogue of cultures, OKO International Ethnographic Film Festival, Bolhrad, Ukraine, 2021
  • Honourable MentionTokyo International Short Film Festival, Japan, 2022

Unreal Boys (2020): Cinematographer, editor

  • Winner of the Best Student Films category, Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, Baltimore, USA, 2021

Publication

  • Mekonen, Solomon (2021). I Am Black Now: A Phenomenologically Grounded Autoethnography of Becoming Black in Berlin. In Kohl, Marie-Anne (Ed.), Under Construction: Performing Critical Identity. MDPI Books. doi: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-500-7-1.

 

 

Tags: Visual Anthropology, Gender, Postcolonial studies, Sexuality, Race

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