Author: thenewethnographer

Unhealthy at the Health Fair: A personal account of chronic illness and disability in the field

thenewethnographer , January 13th, 2020


Bio: Samantha Streuli is a PhD candidate at University of California, San Diego. Her research centers on a vaccine-promotion health intervention taking place within the Somali refugee community…


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Access and Agency of Women Ethnographers in Technical Leisure Cultures

thenewethnographer , November 12th, 2019


The New Ethnographer will convene a Roundtable at the American Anthropological Association Annual meeting in Vancouver this November. One of our Roundtable participants, Dr Aleena Chia, Assis…


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‘Friendnography’ and the ethical questions it raises

thenewethnographer , October 17th, 2019


Dr. Cassie Smith-Christmas is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she is currently undertaking a project centred on the linguistic experiences…


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Fear of/in the Ethnography

thenewethnographer , August 7th, 2019


Dr Tarek Younis is cultural psychologist with a PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology. He is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London. His British Academy postdoctoral fellowship was…


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Friendships Built on (Dis)Trust: Navigating fragility during fieldwork

thenewethnographer , August 1st, 2019


Hareem Khan is a cultural anthropologist based in the US, however, she is interested in the transnational webs that sustain and complicate diasporic realities. Her ethnographic research examines…


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Fear of/in the Ethnography

thenewethnographer , July 30th, 2019


Dr Tarek Younis is cultural psychologist with a PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology. He is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London. His British Academy postdoctoral fellowship was…


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Emotions of Friendship: The Psychological Challenges of Doing Fieldwork in Xinjiang

thenewethnographer , April 10th, 2019


  Lisa Ernst is trained in Cultural Anthropology, Chinese Studies and Islamic Studies and is currently a PhD student in Central Asian Studies at the Berlin Graduate School…


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Towards a compassionate turn

thenewethnographer , February 26th, 2019


Introduction   When The New Ethnographer launched in 2018, several decades had passed since the reflexive turn of the 1980s, in which anthropologists were asked to reflect thoughtfully…


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Dis/ability to do Fieldwork

thenewethnographer , October 4th, 2018


Rine Vieth is a PhD candidate at McGill University in Tio’tia:ke/Montréal, Canada. They are currently researching how UK asylum tribunals consider religion and conversion, with a focus on…


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Ethnographic Ableism: Structural Silencing of Physical Disability in Anthropological Research

thenewethnographer , August 20th, 2018


Micha Rahder is Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Geography & Anthropology at Louisiana State University. Her research centers on the intersection of science and social…


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Elective Affinities: Fragility and Injustice in the Field

thenewethnographer , April 25th, 2018


Luisa Enria is a lecturer in International Development. Her work focuses on political violence, humanitarian emergencies and citizenship in Sierra Leone. 2017. They say they can’t tell if I…


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The ethics of mediation in conservation spaces

thenewethnographer , April 25th, 2018


The author of this article prefers to remain anonymous.  *** While states, extractive industries, pharmaceuticals, and trophy hunters continually occupy positions as amoral, neoliberal agents, the rol…


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Through the looking glass: learning to do ethnography with children and their families

thenewethnographer , April 25th, 2018


Nieves Galera Nieves trained in Psychology, and is currently a PhD student at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology of Autonomous University of Madrid. Using a sociocultural and e…


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Orientalized Gender and the Field

thenewethnographer , April 25th, 2018


Salma Moustafa Khalil *** During my Masters program, I went to Leipzig to conduct my Masters fieldwork. My interest was in the memory of the GDR and how…


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Pregnant or fieldworker; should ‘all foreseeable risks’ be avoided in the field?

thenewethnographer , April 25th, 2018


Emmanuelle Roth is a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology. She currently conducts fieldwork in Guinea on the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak. She is interested in viral surveillance,…


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Competitive Hardship: ethnographic guilt and early-career pressure to conduct ‘authentic’ fieldwork

thenewethnographer , April 22nd, 2018


Jennifer Cearns is currently conducting ethnographic research in Miami, USA, and Havana, Cuba, focusing on practices of material and digital exchange, sharing and reciprocity within and between capita…


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Welcome to The New Ethnographer!

thenewethnographer , April 5th, 2018


We are the new ethnographers.   Some of our supervisors have warned us against embarking on this project (“it could damage your career”). Many of us are in…


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The ethnographer’s body is gendered

thenewethnographer , February 14th, 2017


Anya Evans is a PhD candidate currently conducting ethnographic research in the Middle East. Her work revolves around issues of the everyday and the future under occupation. She…


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