Richard Baxstrom is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology with an affiliation with Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Houses in Motion: The Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia (Stanford University Press 2008). With Todd Meyers, he is also the co-editor of anthropologies (Creative Capitalism 2008), a volume devoted to the outcomes of the convergences existing between art and anthropology. A member of the Baltimore-based art collective Creative Capitalism since its founding in 2005, Baxstrom has participated in gallery shows in the USA, the Netherlands, and Malaysia, has worked in a variety of capacities in several films directed by independent filmmaker Rania Ajami, and has published in a number of journals and periodicals, including Esse: arts + opinions, Parachute: revue d’art contemporain, Rue Descartes, and Off the Edge. Presently, Baxstrom is working on several articles (including one on filmmaker Harun Farocki), two books, Film and Anthropology and (with Todd Meyers) Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan, and is active in efforts to found a Scottish Centre in Arts and Anthropology.