Hunter Snyder is a filmmaker and a graduate student of anthropology at the University of Oxford. Born in Germany and raised in the United States, his research and filmmaking seeks to agitate the representation of relationships between land and labor. His current projects are located in Nuuk, Greenland, where he is recording lived experiences among hunters and fishermen amid shifts in traditional livelihoods, some of which may result from increased large-scale mining activity in the region.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Film and Video from Drexel University in 2012. In 2013, he was an Independent Research Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Graduate School of Education at the UPenn, and with support form the LEF Foundation, he was a Flaherty Fellow. Snyder is now a Research Fellow with the Cambridge Rivers Project, at King’s College, University of Cambridge; a research affiliate with the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian Institution; and since 2012, he has been an editor and producer with Sensate Journal, at Harvard University. Recent awards include a National Geographic Young Explorer Award, a Fulbright U.S. Student Award, a National Science Foundation EAGER Grant, an American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship, and a grant from the Arctic Institute of North America.
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gerard Hooper