Introducing the Multispecies Ethnography Group
Multispecies Ethnography Group

Introducing the Multispecies Ethnography Group

Initiated by three students exploring waste, Hindu nationalism, and rural home-rearing practices in India and Egypt, this multispecies ethnography speaker series and collective reads, discusses, and engages with emerging texts exploring humans, animals, jinns, and plants in various parts of the world. Together, we explore possibilities, challenges, and politics of writing, researching, and thinking with … Continue reading

Introducing the Entertaining the Graphic in the Ethnographic group
Entertaining the Graphic in the Ethnographic

Introducing the Entertaining the Graphic in the Ethnographic group

The idea of this entertaining the graphic in 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 … Continue reading

Introducing the Ethnographic Writing Workshop
Ethnographic Writing Workshop

Introducing the Ethnographic Writing Workshop

This workshop aims to foster a space for experimentation, play, and critique as participants explore writing about others and other worlds through the gateway of the participant’s embodied experience. Working in the wake of feminist, decolonial, disability, POC, Black, and queer critiques of positivist knowledge production, participants will engage in writing exercises designed to deepen … Continue reading

Ethnography in/of the Pandemic, Follow-up Session 3: Methods and Tools
Ethnography in/ of the Pandemic / Events

Ethnography in/of the Pandemic, Follow-up Session 3: Methods and Tools

Session Report 3 prepared by Tessa Bonduelle and Hannah Quinn with Andrew Gilbert On Friday, May 22, 2020, the Ethnography Lab hosted the final of three sessions for our “Ethnography in/of the Pandemic” series. Session 3 focused on the “Methods and Tools” available to researchers undertaking ethnography in the pandemic. These questions emerged from the … Continue reading

Ethnography in/of the Pandemic, Follow-up Session 2: Research Projects and Writing
Ethnography in/ of the Pandemic / Events

Ethnography in/of the Pandemic, Follow-up Session 2: Research Projects and Writing

Session Report prepared by Tessa Bonduelle with Hannah Quinn and Andrew Gilbert On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Ethnography Lab hosted the second of three sessions for our “Ethnography in/of the Pandemic” series. Session 2 focused on the pandemic’s impact on research projects and writing, addressing pragmatic and practical questions spanning all stages of a … Continue reading

Speculative Anthropology Reading Group – Meetings and Reading List
Speculative Anthropology Reading Group

Speculative Anthropology Reading Group – Meetings and Reading List

Speculative Anthropology Reading GroupWe will be meeting every other Tuesday from 6-8pm, starting Jan. Jan. 21: Intro to Speculative Anthropology Editors’ Forum on Speculative Anthropologies by Society for Cultural Anthropology: https://culanth.org/fieldsights/series/speculative-anthropologies Feb. 4: Fiction & Speculative Anthropology Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction” Nalo Hopkinson’s “Soul Case” (short story from the collection Falling in Love with … Continue reading

Visual Ethnography 2020 Meeting Schedule
Updates / Visual Ethnography

Visual Ethnography 2020 Meeting Schedule

February 13, 5-7 PM: This meeting will be a discussion of the affordances of sequential art for ethnography.  We will develop an analytic language through a reading of selections from Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud and Unflattening by Nick Sousanis.  For more information, including about how to get copies of the readings, contact the group conveners: Maya El Helou at maya.elhelou@mail.utoronto.ca or Andrew Gilbert … Continue reading

Disability Anthropology Working Group Members
Disability Anthropology Working Group

Disability Anthropology Working Group Members

Dr. Cassandra HartblayDr. Cassandra Hartblay is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, with appointments at the UTSC Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hartblay’s research calls for a robust disability anthropology that takes seriously the challenges that anthropology of disability and anthropologists with … Continue reading

Final Papers (Ethnography of the University 2018: Focus on Politics)
Ethnography of the University / Focus on Politics 2018 / Undergraduate Ethnography

Final Papers (Ethnography of the University 2018: Focus on Politics)

The students of ANT473 and ANT6200 Ethnographic Practicum: The University, taught by Prof. Tania Li at the University of Toronto in 2018 have each written a final paper examining an aspect of politics on campus. Click on the links below to access the PDFs of their papers. Politics as Fun Laughter_Relief_and Bonding through Memes -By … Continue reading