Jesse Weaver Shipley is a filmmaker and ethnographer and is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Haverford College. He is concerned with the aesthetics of urban life, labor, entrepreneurship, mobility, and new media technologies as they relate to life under changing economic regimes.  His ethnographic research focuses on performance, popular culture, music, and film in Ghana and recent African Diasporas. He is the author of Living the Hiplife: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music (Duke University Press 2013) Recent film-work includes the feature documentary Living the Hiplife: Musical Life in the Streets of Accra (Third World Newsreel 2007), the multi-channel video installation Black Star (2012), and Is It Sweet? (2013).

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