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Ethnographic Research Manager - VR Team

YASMIN HALES

Oxford Brookes University and UCL

Yasmin completed a BA (Hons) in Social Anthropology and an MA in the History of South Asian Art and Architecture which complemented her role as a museum educator and curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Her research interest in the social use of space, indigenous art and vernacular architecture was consolidated through ethnographic fieldwork in South India, and latterly she commenced a doctoral research degree in the Anthropology of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University and UCL. Yasmin has lectured at various academic institutions including Birkbeck, University of Arts and Pondicherry University, Tamil Nadu. She is currently based at Goldsmiths London University and City Lit, where she teaches modular courses on the ‘Anthropology of Space, Place and Cultural Landscape and Anthropology of Art, Film and Photography’. Yasmin is currently the ethnographic research lead for the Virtual Reality team at UCL MAL (Multimedia Anthropology Lab) working with indigenous Guarani and Kaiowa Amazonian communities in Brazil. Inspired by her Indian research, Yasmin curated ‘Talking Streets’, a multi-cultural community exhibition to explore why different cultures decorate their walls and floors in different ways. She is a freelance anthropology consultant and delivers a range of successful independent workshops on a personal, academic and professional level.