Disabling Lives

At York this fall…

This Fall term, Gerardine Wurzburg (Academy Award-winning filmmaker) will be teaching the 3-credit course ANTH 3050: “Disabling Lives – Anthropological Interpretations of Disability through Autobiography” as a Visiting Professor.


“The work of a performance artist involves the actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time, with a relationship to the audience viewing those actions.  Performance artists are connecting the performing arts with issues relevant to citizens of a particular community and the world by dramatizing […]

CENTER FOR ARTISTIC ACTIVISM: making political art work

“The Center for Artistic Activism is a place to explore, analyze, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice. Creative activism is more than just an innovative tactic, it is an entire approach: a perspective, a practice, a philosophy. Our goal is to make more creative activists and more effective artists. We aim […]

CARRYING THE FIRE: Daniel Heath Justice on teaching

Daniel Heath Justice Daniel currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.  His recent post, “Carrying The Fire”, is a critical–and inspiring–challenge to those of us who are teachers to remember and/or rethink why we do what we do.

Craig Campbell's Metafactory

Check out the work of Anthropologist Craig Campbell at the University of Texas, Austin. A like-minded scholar!


“Bad Ethnography” Tumblr

From the “About” page:

Bad Ethnography is the love baby of a group of designers/teachers/ethnographers/architects and a Rroma. If you find your work here is not because it’s good or bad ethnography, it just is.We assume nothing and mean no harm.


Material World: A Global Hub for Thinking About Things

“Material World is an interactive, online hub for contemporary debates, discussion, thinking and research centred on material and visual culture. It is the brainchild of scholars working in the anthropology departments of University College London and New York University, but aims to create a new international community of academics, students, curators, artists and anyone […]

Sensate: A Journal for Experiments in Critical Media Practice

From “About” page:

“Welcome to Sensate, a peer-reviewed, open-access, media-based journal for the creation, presentation, and critique of innovative projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Our mission is to provide a scholarly and artistic forum for experiments in critical media practices that expand academic discourse by taking us beyond the margins of the […]

Ethnography of Bus Travel

“The charm of this world unto itself was what first sparked our interest in this ethnographic endeavor—without of course shirking the romance of being “on the road”. We also found this initiative’s social, economic and ecological breadth appealing: it is all about bringing back mobility to those who have less and less of it, […]

Megaprojects New Media

This is a fabulous website with amazing projects from Joy Parr, Department of Geography, at UWO!