Sasha Crawford-Holland

Sasha Crawford-Holland (settler; he/they) is a PhD student in Cinema & Media Studies who researches how nonfiction media are used to enact and contest state violence. Sasha’s research has examined the use of virtual reality to militarize psychotherapy, the problems associated with humanitarian documentary, the ways that Indigenous artists enact sovereignty in computational art, and the possibilities and limitations of digital recording technologies to support movements against police racism. As a Mellon Research Fellow with the Pozen Center’s Virtual Library Project, Sasha is curating a collection of resources for researchers who want to understand how documentary media and digital technologies contribute to human rights practice, problematize human rights discourse, and create new challenges for those invested in building a just society.