April J. Strickland

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology



Pettengill Hall, Room 159



April Strickland is a visual anthropologist and professional media practitioner. In her research, she engages with the connections between media making practices and Indigenous political formations focused on social justice, working specifically with Māori film, television, and emerging media producers within New Zealand. In her applied work in nonfiction television, from 2012–2015, she was the senior academic advisor and series researcher for Oprah Winfrey’s television series Belief, a seven-part documentary program on cross-cultural belief systems. She has also worked with Sundance TV, the History Channel, HBO Max, the Discovery Channel, and ESPN’s 30 for 30 franchise, among others. Broadly, her interests focus on audiovisual media, theories and practices of decolonization and settler colonialism, the cultural production of nation states, art, and sports.