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).
This year's Anthropology in Tranist conference is co-chaired by Gina Hakim, Kaitlyn Rabach, Jessica Slattery, and Danielle Tassara, all second-year doctoral students in UCI's Department of Anthropology.
The 2020 Anthropology in Transit Conference is presented by ...Read more
Space is not stagnant, but rather alive and occupied by a million stories—ones that have come, are, and yet to be. The 12th Annual Anthropology in Transit Graduate Student Conference at the University of California, Irvine invites submissions from graduate students across disciplines who work...Read more
Welcome to the 12th Annual Anthropology in Transit Conference at the University of California, Irvine. We’re happy to welcome graduate students from a variety of disciplines presenting here this weekend on our theme of Spatial Knowledges and Imaginaries. This conference is run ...Read more
Thank you to all who have participated in and attended our conference this weekend. We have been working towards this conference for a year, so it has really been a wonderful two days.
Building from the idea that space is not stagnant, but rather alive and occupied by a...Read more
"The Ethnography Studio brings together ethnographers from a broad array of disciplines and approaches–from arts to engineering, anthropology to education, computer science to sociology–who are experimenting with ways of understanding complex social phenomena, of small and...Read more
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any materials that could be archived.
The Platform for Experimental, Collaborative Ethnography (PECE) is a free and open source (Drupal-based) digital platform that supports multi-sited, cross-scale ethnographic and historical research. PECE provides a place to archive and share primary data, facilitates analytic collaboration, and...Read more
This project contributes to and runs in the spirit of a creative commons, expansively conceived. It is designed to create public knowledge resources and new methods and infrastructure for creating such resources. As such, it depends on deep cooperation among participants, openness to diverse...Read more