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Dr. Livia Stone

Associate Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
Schroeder Hall - SCH 357
Office Hours
M/W 12-2
or by Appointment
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

499.001Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

499.001Independent Research For The Master'S Thesis Final Term

498.001Professional Practice In Anthropology

497.001Capstone Research In Applied Community And Economic Development

281.001Explorations in Cultural Anthropology

499.001Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

499.201Independent Research For The Master'S Thesis Final Term

400.003Independent Study In Anthropology

400.005Independent Study In Anthropology

498.001Professional Practice In Anthropology

398.003Professional Practice: Internship/Co-Op In Anthropology

382.003Senior Thesis

Research Interests & Areas

My research focuses on the intersections between political activism, cultural change, and visual media. I have a particular interest in anti-capitalist, anti-government social movements in Mexico and the United States. I am the author of Atenco Lives!: Filmmaking and Popular Struggle in Mexico (2019). My work has also apeared in Adjusting the Lens: Community and Collaborative Video in Mexico (2017), Cine político en México (2019), The Journal of Latin American & Caribbean Anthropology, Visual Anthropology Review, Cultural Anthropology, and The Taiwan Journal of Democracy. My current research projects include a historical examination of the ethico-political idea of autogestión in Mexico and a collaborative ethnographic project examining the challenges facing US heartland farmers and the contemporary cultural divide between the urban and the rural.

Ph D Socio-cultural Anthropology

Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO

MA Socio-cultural Anthropology

Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO

BA Anthropology

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA

Civic Engagement Award

Illinois State University Center for Civic Engagement

2019 Award for Outstanding Teaching Pre-Tenure

College of Arts & Sciences

Outstanding University Teaching Award, Pre-Tenure Teaching Initiative

Illinois State University

Book, Authored

Book, Chapter

Journal Article

Hinegardner, Livia. 2011. "'We Made That Film; There Is No Filmmaker": La Otra Campaña, Autonomy, and Citizenship in Mexico" Taiwan Journal of Democracy. 7(2):95-117
Hinegardner, Livia. 2009. "Action, Organization, and Documentary Film: Beyond a Communications Model of Human Rights Videos" Visual Anthropology Review 25(2): 172-185

Grants & Contracts

Anti-Neoliberal Politics in America's Heartland. Wenner-Gren Foundation. Private. (2021)
"Film Festival Management and Curation: A Hands-On Course for Creating a Local Film Festival in Bloomington-Normal". College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Initiative Grant Program. Illinois State University. (2020)
Agriculture & Anthropology: Teaching Through Research. CAS Interdiscipinary Initiative Grant. Illinois State University. (2019)
Agriculture and Anthropology Teaching Through Research. Illinois State University College of Arts & Sciences Interdisciplinary Initiative Program. Illinois State University. (2019)