News & Announcements Archive

Listen to Naveeda Khan on Cultures of Energy Podcast

Associate Professor Naveeda Khan was interviewed by Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe for their podcast series Cultures of Energy, sponsored by the Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences at Rice University.


Juan Obarrio Invited to Join International Advisory Board CHCI

Juan Obarrio

Juan Obarrio has recently been named as a board member for the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes. CHCI is a global network encompassing more than 200 members from several world regions, including humanities centers, institutes, libraries and archives.


Anand Pandian’s Book Wins Prize for Ethnographic Writing

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology has awarded Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation by Anand Pandian second place for the 2017 Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing. Award winners are ethnographies destined to make a significant impact on the doing and writing of ethnography.


Crumpled Paper Boat

Crumpled Paper Boat cover

Crumpled Paper Boat is a book of experimental ventures in ethnographic writing, an exploration of the possibilities of a literary anthropology. These original essays from notable writers in the field blur the boundaries between ethnography and genres such as poetry, fiction, memoir, and cinema. They address topics as diverse as ritual expression in Cuba and […]


Juan Obarrio and Valeria Procupez recipients of 21st Century Seed Grant

Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Centuries Cities Initiative is making a significant investment in urban policy improvements, doling out $204,000 for six new research projects. Obarrio and Procupez’s project looks at an experimental, community-based housing model in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Anand Pandian’s “Crumpled Paper Boat: Experiments in Ethnographic Writing”

We are pleased to announce the publication of Anand Pandian’s collection, Crumpled Paper Boat: Experiments in Ethnographic Writing (Duke University Press), which is an exploration of the possibilities and limits of a literary anthropology that bends the conventions of ethnographic voice and form to engage with writing as a material practice rather than a transparent representational […]