Anthropologist. Mother. Poetess. Raconteur. Ally. Artist. Teacher. Adventurer. Feminist. Reader. Dreamer. Believer. Professor. Fighting the Good Fight.

Month: April 2018

Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest

Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest

Come one, come all to the Non Fiction Comics MiniFest at the Vermont Folklife Center! I will be talking in the latter part of the afternoon on 16th June about ethnography and comics, hot on the tails of the new release of both the second edition […]

At the Conference on Contemporary Childhood in Madrid (well, not actually IN Madrid but kind of…)

At the Conference on Contemporary Childhood in Madrid (well, not actually IN Madrid but kind of…)

My picture and words went to a very nice conference on contemporary childhoods in Madrid, but I stayed in rainy Western Massachusetts and sniffled. I was so honored to be a part, and if you missed it, apparently there could be another chance— we might […]

Join me in beautiful Tblisi and Svaneti in 2019

Join me in beautiful Tblisi and Svaneti in 2019

The official call for papers is out! http://www.islanddynamics.org/supernaturalconference2019.html

Please consider joining me in Tblisi and Svaneti in fall 2019 for SUPERNATURAL 24 September-02 October 2019. This conference promises to offer thought-provoking, powerful interdisciplinary conversation, warm rapport, deep learning and seeing the sights at a UNESCO World Heritage location. I can personally vouch for the high quality and power of an Island Dynamics conference as well (am I right, fellow Mermaids?) For those of you asking, “Wait, aren’t you a childhood studies prof? What are you doing convening a conference on literature and film?” Remember that we can all think deeply about our work in terms of the natural, the SUPERnatural, the text and the image, and the varied folk knowledges in our sphere. I know these themes are important to my work as an anthropologist of childhood– and maybe to you too! Please reach out to me if you want any support as you write your abstract! I hope to see you there! 


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