We are pleased to announce an opportunity to participate in an exciting initiative. The collaborative research project by Saiba Varma, Chika Watanabe, and Gokce Gunel known as Patchwork Ethnography is announcing a call for papers for a webinar to be held on June 24 – 25, 2021. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2021. For more information about this event and how to participate click here.
Patchwork ethnography seeks to bring blackboxed and delegitimized ethnographic practices out of the closet. Working against the masculinist and ableist assumptions that undergird fieldwork, patchwork ethnography recognizes that researchers — particularly women, BIPOC, queer, trans, and disabed folx — have always constructed their ethnographic work through patchwork, whether due to personal obligations, issues of accessibility, or the neoliberal, precarious academic labor market. In this virtual conference, we seek to understand patchwork ethnography as the product of what feminist anthropologists have described as “intersecting responsibilities” in relation to the structural constraints of racism, sexism, and classism that researchers are entangled in and which shape our choices.