Multispecies Ethnography Group People

Group convener: Noha Fikry

I am an anthropologist-under-training interested in human-animal relations, food, and Egypt — three constructs that people oftentimes find difficult to swallow in one sentence. I regard ethnography as the perfect queer genre, method, and mode to weave these interests with all their potential dissonances and divergences. Using ethnography, I think with food, alongside animals, and in a region too muted and anthropologically gatekept by politics, gender, and religion. I would like to take this opportunity with the Ethnography Lab to play with ethnography (and its porous boundaries) as a tool to initiate and to engage in distasteful, unlikely, or unexpected conversations.

Co-conveners: Bradley Dunseith and Ridhima Sharma