Emiko Stock is a photo-video ethnographer with a foot in history, who had worked since the early 2000s with Cham (Cambodian Muslims) Sayyids (descendants of the Prophet) as they journey into Shi’a and into Iran. She follows history as an affective process refracted in family photographs and social media selfies.
In her own words, her "visual and textual practice has at heart to challenge notions of stability and movement, origins and destinations, beginnings and ends."
Originally an interpreter and ethnographer in the corporate world, Emiko took anthropology courses at The Royal University of Fine Arts (Phnom Penh) and Université de La Sorbonne (Paris) before she received Masters in Khmer (INALCO, Paris) and in Anthropology (Université Paris X Nanterre). A Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, USA, her PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, was titled: Touching Image of History: Cham Practices of Looking across Cambodia & Iran. Emiko is currently Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the American University in Cairo.