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“The ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of ethnographic comics with Professor Sherine Hamdy

Please join the Ethnography Lab’s Working Group, The graphic in the ethnographic, for a talk by Professor Sherine Hamdy. A description of the event and how to register is below.

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 5 pm ET

Location: Zoom

The idea of this entertaining the graphic into the ethnographic series is an experimental attempt at capturing the process in which knowledge production is created when it intersects with the corporal embodiment of stories and telling them with forms and shapes. How can the ethnographic transform (or not) in an affective moment of stories meeting objects beyond the usual writing process? How does this process open up an otherwise to ethnographic writing and theorization? 

In this launching workshop, we are excited to host Professor Sherine Hamdy to share with us her work, knowledge, and talent on turning complex ethnographic material into comic form. Professor Hamdy will walk us through how are comic ethnography important and set us up to salient perspectives on the authority of being a comic artist through various engaging examples. 

Bio: Sherine Hamdy is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California Irvine. She is the author of Our Bodies Belong to God: Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt (University of California Press 2012) and many publications on the politics of health in Egypt. She is also co-author with Coleman Nye of Lissa: a story about a medical promise, friendship, and revolution, which was the inaugural book in the University of Toronto Press ethnoGRAPHIC series, illustrated by Sarula Bao and Caroline Brewer. She is also the author of a current Young Adult graphic novel about an Egyptian-American girl that is under contract with Penguin and illustrated by Myra El Mir. Hamdy is Series co-editor, along with Marc Parenteau, of the University of Toronto Press’ ethnoGRAPHIC series.

To register – https://www.eventbrite.com/x/the-how-and-why-of-ethnographic-comics-with-professor-sherine-hamdy-tickets-249561875287

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