The Department of Anthropology, at Rice University's School of Social Sciences, offers degrees in undergraduate and graduate studies. Anthropology stands at the crossroads of the humanities and social sciences. It is the comparative science of human thought, experience, and behavior in all its social forms. Blending core commitments to deep empirical analysis, to field and archival research techniques, and to advancing social theory; anthropology is one of the most vibrant and diverse fields of research in the human sciences, today. It is also one of the most flexible and well-rounded undergraduate majors in the liberal arts, preparing students for careers in fields like journalism, community organizing, humanitarian aid, and historic preservation. In an increasingly global era, anthropological thinking has become part of the equipment of modern life.

Patchwork Ethnography Webinar

Patchwork ethnography seeks to bring blackboxed and delegitimized ethnographic practices out of the closet. Working against the masculinist and ableist assumptions that undergird fieldwork, patchwork ethnography recognizes that researchers — particularly women, BIPOC, queer, trans, and disabed folx — have always constructed their ethnographic work through patchwork, whether due to personal obligations, issues of accessibility, or the neoliberal, precarious academic labor market. In this virtual conference, we seek to understand patchwork ethnography as the product of what feminist anthropologists have described as “intersecting responsibilities” in relation to the structural constraints of racism, sexism, and classism that researchers are entangled in and which shape our choices.

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Qualitative Research Support from the Ethnography Studio Fellows

Are you an undergraduate student doing qualitative research for a class, major/minor, or other academic project? The Ethnography Studio offers specialized advising on designing, planning, and implementing qualitative and ethnographic research projects.

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Postal Address
Department of Anthropology - MS 20
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77005

Street Address
Department of Anthropology - MS 20
Sewall Hall, Fifth Floor
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005