It was a privilege to talk about the anthropological underpinnings of ANYA at the 2018 meetings of the American Anthropological Association. Our panel on Thursday 11/15/18 focused on “Applying the Anthropological Imagination” in our different areas of work (from left): water projects and development, linguistics, photovoice with deaf children, teaching and community engagement, and narrative film.


It was wonderful to be around so many anthropologists again and to see how interested they were in seeing ANYA when the time comes and in sharing it with their classes and universities.

I particularly enjoyed an ethnographic fiction workshop on Saturday 11/17 with author Ellen Wiles (THE INVISIBLE CROWD). She, and the other writers in the room, underscored how sometimes the best way to share a story of ethnography and sometimes its ethnography informed fiction.


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