SSSWARM Seminar Series | Coyote’s Method Speaker | Rihan Yeh, University of California San Diego
SSSWARM Seminar Series
Speaker: Rihan Yeh, University of California San Diego
Room 441, Social Sciences Building, A02 and Zoom
A guest speaker event hosted by SSSWARM (Sydney Staff and Student Workshops on Anthropological Research Methods) (The SSSWARM seminar series will not be recorded)
Rihan Yeh is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCSD. She studies the effects of the Mexico-US border on public life in Tijuana; her first book is titled Passing: Two Publics in a Mexican Border City (2018).
It is often said that anthropological methods cannot be taught, and that they must be made anew to suit each project. Dr. Yeh’s talk will share some excerpts from a fieldwork text that can perhaps clarify how this process worked for her: how a convergence formed between her own anthropological explorations and tropes of wandering and knowledge in her field site. She will also discuss how this intuitive, idiosyncratic and rather personal process found support in linguistic anthropological theories that might be more broadly useful for other, similar processes.
Lisa Stevenson. 2017. “A Proper Message,” in Crumpled Paper Boat, ed. Pandian and McLean. Durham: Duke University Press.
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