Dr Ricardo Leizaola PhD

Staff details

Position Lecturer/ Visual Resources Officer
Department Anthropology
Email r.leizaola (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7078 5046
Dr Ricardo Leizaola PhD

Dr. Ricardo Leizaola is a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist specializing in visual anthropology and ethnobotany. Trained in anthropology at Venezuela (Universidad Central de Venezuela) and UK (Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology & Goldsmiths, University of London).  Fieldwork in Caracas, Southern Ethiopia and London. Research interests include urban ethnobotany, ethnographic film, visual ethnography and information visualization. He is involved in the practical training in visual methods of research students, research staff and in the production of their audiovisual products.


Dr Ricardo Leizaola teaches the following courses:

  • Ethnographic Film
  • Anthropology and the Visual: Production Course
  • Anthropology Video Production



Day, Sophie E. and Leizaola, Ricardo. 2012. Picturing Ladakhi nomads over the span of a generation. Visual Anthropology Review, 28(2), pp. 133-151. ISSN 1058-7187