UCI Anthropology graduate students have organized an annual conference -- Anthropology in Transit -- since 2010. Run entirely by graduate students for graduate students, AiT provies a space where UCI Anthro students put forth themes and concepts that pull diverse researchers, disciplines, and topics into conversation.
Past conferences have explored themes such as “Nuance” (in warfare, bodies, and data, for example), “Antagonisms” (in nation states, law, and infrastructure), “Failure” (in bureaucracy, environments, activism, and education).
2020 Anthropology in Transit Conference
Dr. Sherine Hamdy's Arranging Visuals Spatially: Anthropology and Comics Workshop
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We are a group of interdisciplinary grad students from a variety of universities who met at the 2020 AiT Conference. Hoping to continue our conversations beyond the conference, we created this working group that meets on a regular basis to discuss various themes around spatial imaginaries and experimental methodologies.
We discuss readings and projects around the following themes:Some of these themes may include: Collaboration ethics, methodologies, infrastructuring archives, transnational hyper-nationalist science, transient spaces, law shapes space and vice versa, landscapes, anticipatory space, (re)mapping, affect theory, psychogeography, constructed environment programs, migration/refugees, war, trauma and traumatic spaces; monumentality; home, (IL)liberalism, space and religiosity, silence(s), archives, trace and space, feminist geography
Please email Kaitlyn Rabach at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.
Utilizing the PECE platform, we plan on experimenting with different forms of scholarly exchange and communication to contribute to broader conversations about rethinking the academic conference. Our conference archive is meant to be dyanmic, providing an interactive space for further conversations, debates, and most importatly, further shared questions.
After the conference, various transcripts and photos of the keynote, workshops and panels will be posted here. Please email us at email@example.com if you have any materials that could be archived.