Dissertation Workshop: Ethnography of Connections
Department of Cross Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen 26-27 April 2018
Organized by Dr. Ravinder Kaur
The workshop critically addresses a number of questions related to the study of connections in a world forever on the move. As scholarly attention increasingly shifts to themes of commodification, supply chains, capital investments, extractive economies, transnational assemblages, labor movement and global policy regimes of a variety, fieldwork requires following networks that sometimes connect unlikely places and actors together. This two-day workshop will rethink theory and methods required to study global connections.
Matthew Hull is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Government of Paper: The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan (University of California Press) which examines governance as a semiotic and material practice in the operations of city government of Islamabad.
Ravinder Kaur is Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. She currently directs a FKK five-year research programme ‘Emerging Worlds: Ethnographic explorations of new South-South Connections.