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).
If you are interested in continuing our discussions of spatial stories and imaginaires beyond the conference weekend, please sign up to participate in the PECE Spatial Stories Working Group. Together we will create a digital research space that will continue to grow and support collaboration on research and activism related to various themes from our conference.
Some of these may include: nature and wildness; migration and refuge; virtual and digital spaces; scales and spaces beyond Earth; infrastructure and logistics; the oceanic and the archipelagic; ruination and nonplaces; toxicity and chemical geographies; intimate spaces; poetics of landscape; everyday militarism; utopia; spaces beyond the living and the dead; disappearance, trace, and haunting; rights and mobility; and feminist geography and mapping practices.
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.