Associate Director, Center for Media, Culture and History, Co-Director
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Pegi Vail is Co-Director at the Center for Media, Culture and History. She is an anthropologist (PhD NYU 2004) and filmmaker. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the long term cultural and environmental effects of global tourism. She collaborates with NYC arts and cultural institutions such as the National Museum of the American Indian, American Museum of Natural History, MoMA, and The Moth, the storytelling collective she was a founding board member and curator for. Vail additionally serves as a judge for International Documentary Association and National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards, among others. The Center collaborates with colleagues across departments at NYU to present a wide variety of programming to faculty and students, including screenings, lectures, and book events. The Center’s large media collection is available for viewings, and DVDs may be borrowed for research and class presentations.
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