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Pegi Vail

Anthropologist (NYU); Documentary Filmmaker, Gringo Trails
Dr. Pegi Vail is an anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, and curator at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the impact of tourism on cultures and environments. Right of Passage, a book based on Vail’s research among backpackers in Bolivia as a Fulbright scholar is forthcoming (Duke University Press). She serves as a judge for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards and has appeared on TV, radio, or in print as a sustainable travel expert with appearances on CNN International, Al Jazeera, and New York Times. Vail was a founding member/curator for The Moth.

My Experts Sessions

Saturday, April 26

11:40am EDT

12:00pm EDT

12:30pm EDT

12:40pm EDT

Sunday, April 27

1:00pm EDT

1:10pm EDT

1:20pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

1:40pm EDT

1:50pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

2:10pm EDT

2:20pm EDT