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Prof. Dr. Yari Or

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Yari Or is an educator and anthropologist. She was trained both as an anthropologist (at the Free University of Berlin (MA, 2001), at the University of Chicago, and at UCLA) and as a learning scientist (at Northwestern University, Ph.D. 2007), thus connecting socio-cultural, developmental, and educational perspectives in the study of people's lives. Yari has since 1999 worked in the field media education, where she is concerned with issues of social justice, diversity, citizenship, and intergroup conflict. She has been designing and implementing media education curricula with urban youths in Berlin and Chicago from 1999 to 2007 and is the founder and former director of the Berlin-based non-profit organization StreetGriot Media Education, which she directed until 2011. She recently wrote and designed an interactive animated serious game in the field of civic education (www.forgotten-game.net).

Yari is the methods instructor in the MA program in Visual and Media Anthropology. She has a background in both qualitative and quantitative methods and cares deeply about how to interpret and translate your findings for your audiences - in short about how to make your research better and more trust-worthy.

Yari's current interests are: narrative methods, nature-based practices, anthropocene

Education & Academic Positions:

Magistra Artium Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2001
Ph.D. Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, 2007
PostDoc, Freie Universität Berlin, 2007-2010
PostDoc, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Anthropology & Center for Culture, Brain & Development (FPR), 2009
PostDoc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Minerva Fellowship, 2010-2012
Visiting Fellow, Kantor Center, Tel Aviv University, 2012-13
Returning Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin, Dept. of Anthropology, 2013
Lecturer, MA Program Visual and Media Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2013 -
Professor of Education, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Health and Social Services, 2014 -