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Graduate Colloquium

Held once a month on Thursdays (6-8pm), the Graduate Colloquium curates a generative intellectual space in which to discuss emerging themes in cultural anthropology around ethnography. Framing the colloquium is the Ethnography Workshop’s central provocation: an interest in ethnography as experimental as well as documentary. Each colloquia centers around the in-progress work of the Ethnography Workshop Fellows, and unfolds as a conversation in response to their work. For those interested in ethnographic scholarship, the colloquia provides a vibrant space to explore, discuss, and forward these conversations.

Works are pre-circulated 7-10 days in advance, and the event is open to all. Please RSVP to Joella Bitter at to receive the pre-circulated work and for food ordering purposes. The Graduate Colloquium is held in Friedl Building, Room 225.

The schedule for Fall 2019 is as follows.

October 24, 2019, 6-8pm 

Joella Bitter, “Producing popular music, Making the ‘good’ city.” Graduate Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Anthropology.

November 14, 2019, 6-8pm 

Sophia Goodfriend, “A Street View of Occupation: Google Maps and Technologies of Sight in Hebron,” Graduate Fellow and Ph.D. Student in Cultural Anthropology

December 5, 2019, 6-8pm 

Jason Woerner, Graduate Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Anthropology