Katie Mathews is a filmmaker and ethnographer. She has experience in production management, directing, creative producing and editing. Her work has been funded by the Smithsonian, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and Tulane University Center for the Gulf South. She is a 2018 Fellow in the UnionDocs Summer Documentary Lab, a 2018 Fellow in the inaugural Southern Producer’s Lab and an Artist in Residence at A Studio in the Woods for their Adaptations Residency.
Prior to her work in film, Katie worked as an anthropologist and ethnographer at global design firm IDEO, where she led qualitative research, using individual stories to inspire new systems in education and the public sector. Katie holds a BA in Communications from Northwestern University and has completed continuing education work at the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies and in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Today she teaches Research Methods in Social Innovation at Tulane University.