This workshop offers students an opportunity to envision and formulate research projects that (1) involve a substantial ethnographic component and that (2) are centrally informed by gender and sexuality studies, queer and feminist methodologies, queer of color critique, postcolonial theory, and/or queer theory from the Global South. Students will participate in a weekly seminar where, through intensive writing exercises, they will identify social phenomena of interest and craft conceptual questions and methodological tools to research them. The goal of the course is to help students imagine cutting-edge ethnographic research projects on issues related to, among other things, sexuality, gender, intimacy, love, kinship, and friendship in contexts shaped by the legacies of colonialism, racism, capitalism, and globalization. The workshop will also host a few speakers who will trace back their award-winning books in queer ethnography to their work as doctoral students. The seminar is open primarily to graduate students in the early stages of envisioning and designing doctoral projects in African and African America Studies, Anthropology, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and related fields. Enrollment is limited to nine students.
Faculty: George Paul Meiu
School: Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Semester: Full Spring Term
Time: 12:00PM - 2:45PM Thursday