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Books :

Shifting Worlds, Shaping Fieldwork, A Memoir of Anthropology and Art , Routledge, 2021.


Moving Matters: Paths of Serial Migration, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013.

(ed) The Places We Share: Migration, Subjectivity and Global Mobility.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2007.


Three Faces of Beauty: Casablanca, Paris, Cairo.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2002.

(ed) Miroirs Maghrébins, Itinéraires de soi et Paysages de Rencontre (Maghrebian Mirrors: Itineraries of Self and Landscapes for Encounters).   Paris: CNRS Editions, 1998.


Picturing Casablanca: Portraits of Power in a Modern City.  Berkeley: University of California 

Press, 1994.

Recent Articles

"An Exhibition in Fieldwork Form," HAU, Journal of Ethnographic Theory, October 2022.

"Sources," Europe Now, November 2021.


Stitching the Cloths of Serial Migrant Life: The Quilts of Barbara James, Borderlands, 2018.

Elective Anxieties: Migrating Art with the Moving Matters Traveling Workshop, Europe Now, July 2018.


"Wissen/Schaffen” from Fieldwork to Exhibition,  Allegra Lab, January 2018.


‘On the Line’: a report on shifting collaborations around clotheslinesCritical Arts, 2016


Memory Books of Collective Motion,, 2016


L'anthropologie visuelle, La vie des idées, 2015.


“Making Matrice: Intersubjectivity in Ethnography and Art,” 

(with Juliann Allison), Collaborative Anthropologies, Vol. 7, issue 1 (fall 2014). 

“Making Art Ethnography: Painting, War and Ethnographic Practice,” in Art and Anthropology, eds. A. Schneider and C. Wright, London: Berg, 2010.

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Exhibitions and Performances


Solo Exhibition:

Gather Wood, Gather Words, American Legation Museum, Tangiers, Morocco. 31 May- 1 December.


California 101, Redondo Beach CA.September 2-18.

Solo Exhibition: In the Wash, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, April-May.

One and Many: Transformative Public Artwork, Museum of Riverside,

March 3, 5-8pm.

Drama, Storytelling in Art, juried and curated by Ziying Duan, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana CA, February 5-March 191, 2022.

Water is Thicker than Blood

curated by Rachel Poonsiriwong,

Root Division Gallery, San Francisco,

January 7- February 12.


Self Portrait in Place, Combes Gallery

American University of Paris 9 December- 30 January.

Art and Anthropology, Workshop and Lecture, 25-27 November, University of Laussane, Switzerland.

Self Portrait in Montmartre, 16 May,  Paris, France


Indistinct Chatter, (On Line Group), Gallery 825, LAAA, July 1-10.

Type (Group Exhibition curated by Evan Senn) , College of the Golden West Gallery, March 5- June 30.

Calm, Centered, Torn, Stitched, Knotted ( Group exhibition curated by Cindy Rine), Chaffey Community Museum, Ontario California, February 23-March 27.

Threads of Truth, Social Impact and Fiber Arts, juried and curated by Sergio Gomez, Zhou B. Arts Center, Chicago, Il. January 21-February 26.


In Gold We Trust, juried by Leonardo Bravo, Art on 30th, San Diego, October 19-November 18, 2019.


COY, Group exhibition juried and curated by Phyllis Hofberg, Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association, September 14- November 1, 2019.

Ink and Clay (Group exhibition, juried by  Michele  Cairella-Fillmore),  Kellog Gallery, California Polytchnic Institute Pomona, September 7- November 23, 2019.

The Body in Parts ( Group exhibition) Gestalt Projects, BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. August 24-September 7.

Applied Science  ( Group exhibition curated by Marissa Caichiolo ), Gallery 825 Los Angeles Art Association

Art Theater for the Mind ( Group exhibition curated by Gene Sasse), Inland Empire Museum of Art, Upland ,CA. June 2-July 7.


Feminine Abstractions ( Two person exhibition with Cheryl Walker, curated by Ariane Dalla Dia) Mill and Mind, Riverside, CA, June 15-August 10.


Wissen/Schaffen (Two person exhibition with Claire Lambe), Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 7 June-8 July, 2017.

Walls (Group exhibition curated by Susan Ossman and Lisa Strehmann), Berlin Wall Monument/ Kapelle der Versöhnung,  June-1 July 1, 2017.

On the Line (Series of evolving pop-up group exhibitions), Riverside Public Libraries, Arlanza March 4,  La Sierra April 16 and  Casa Blanca, May 21, 2016.


On the Line: 2016, (Suite of three solo exhibitions),   Arlanza, La Sierra and Casa Blanca Libraries,  Riverside, CA, February- May 2016.

Moving Matters Memory Books, (Group exhibition), Culver Center for the Arts, Riverside, CA. March 2016.

The Arts of Migration, (Group exhibition curated by Alexandru Balasescu), Center for Ideas and Society, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA.

 My Memory your History, (Group exhibition, collectively curated by the MMTW), Gallery Typographia, Bucharest, Romania, Group exhibition.

Hanging Out, (Group exhibition), After Image Gallery, Riverside, CA. February-March 2015. 

Objects in/of Migration, (Group Exhibition,) Allard Pierson Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities, Amsterdam, June 2014.

Ordinary Extraordinary (Solo exhibition), Medical School Exhibition Space, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, June –October

On the Line (Solo exhibition), Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA, February-March 2013.
The Fabric of Fieldwork  (Two person exhibition with WESSIELING).  Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, April- June

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