LaDue is currently researching the cultures, conditions, and discourses of contemporary urban development in deindustrialized U.S. cities using video as a research method and medium. Her interdisciplinary work uses the city as a lens to analyze the spatial manifestations of contemporary capital and the conditions of possibility for urban growth, particularly the inequalities that enable and result from new and old forms of capital accumulation; the political economy of the relationships between state, for-profit, and non-profit institutions; cultural appropriation and representation; and the history of capital growth and resistance in the United States. LaDue comes to Annenberg as a documentary filmmaker and educator. She holds an Honors BA in Literature, Cultural Anthropology, and Documentary Studies from Duke University.
Emily LaDue is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication.