Alex Fattal '01 — Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at Harvard University

Comparative Area Studies (now ICS) enabled me to develop my regional interests in South America and Subsaharan Africa, while also giving me the flexibility to delve into documentary studies. After graduation I went on to hold fellowships in Colombia and South Africa and conducted participatory documentary projects that led me to graduate school. CAS provided me with both the rigor and flexibility I needed to forge my own path into the realms of visual anthropology, media criticism, anthropology of war. My forthcoming dissertation is titled, Guerrilla Marketing: Information War and the Demobilization of FARC Rebels.