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Workshop Series: Putting the Graphic in the Ethnographic: Experimenting with Collage

Friday, February 7,  2020 | 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
Speaker: Maya El Helou, PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, The University of Toronto
This workshop proposes experimenting with collage as a medium of making sense out of the mess of social theory.  It continues an initiative begun last year of informal workshops designed to encourage ethnographers to experiment with different mediums to enhance their engagement—visually and politically—with their work.  The workshops are free and open to the public.

Maya El Helou is the 2019-2020 convener of the visual ethnography subgroup with the theme “Putting the Graphic in the Ethnographic.” Maya is currently a second-year PhD student in socio-cultural anthropology and the collaborative program in Gender and Women Studies. Her main academic interest is social movements. Maya is also an illustrator and comic artist. She is very interested in creative mediums that facilitate the process of writing and knowledge production.

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