When we began to organize this conference more than a year ago, we were inspired by a quote from geographer Doreen Massey : “Space, instead of being a flat surface, it’s more like a...Read more
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
The Center for Ethnography supports continuing innovation in the practice, expression and theorization of ethnography, the signature method and genre of cultural anthropology with ever widening uptake in other disciplines and beyond the...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
MATERIALITIES: How does this panel draw out the material features and infrastructures of place and space?
SCALES: How are space and place scaled in this panel? How are bodies cast and
"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
We are excited to announce Dr. Sherine Hamdy’s workshop titled “Arranging Visuals Spatially: Anthropology and Comics.” Dr. Hamdy is an experimental ethnographer who uses comics to bring her research to a wider audience. Her first graphic novel, ...Read more
The Platform for Experimental, Collaborative Ethnography (PECE, pronounced "peace") is an open source digital platform that supports multi-sited, cross-scale ethnographic and historical research. Tim Schütz ...Read more
This essay hosts materials for the AiT 2020 PECE Workshop to be held on February 8, 2020. It would give us a way of figuring out how to continue collaborations after the AiT 2020 conference. Read more
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.
Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in publishing a critical reflection of the various themes discussed over the conference weekend.
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
2020 Anthropology in Transit Conference
Dr. Sherine Hamdy's Arranging Visuals Spatially: Anthropology and Comics Workshop
Workshop 2X2 Comic Activity Read more