Dr Natasha Fijn
Natasha Fijn manages the TFS Single Shot Series. She is an ethnographic researcher and observational filmmaker based at the ANU Mongolia Institute. She has conducted extensive field research in remote places, including the Khangai Mountains of Mongolia and Arnhem Land in northern Australia, focussing particularly on more-than-human sociality and concepts of domestication. She was awarded a Fejos Fellowship in Ethnographic Film, by the Wenner-Gren Foundation to make a documentary during 2017. Natasha was a Research Fellow as part of ‘Domestication in the Era of the Anthropocene’ at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Oslo in 2016. Earlier, she held a College of the Arts and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the ANU (2011-2014). This ‘Encountering Animals’ project included the making of a film ‘Yolngu Homeland’ (2015). She has edited two books, the multimedia review section for TAPJA and two themed journal issues, focussing on visual anthropology and observational filmmaking. A monograph, ‘Living with Herds: human-animal coexistence in Mongolia’ was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.