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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the bookstore…

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the bookstore…

When I said I was busier than ever over the last year, I was not kidding. While Naptime at the OK Corral was released a few weeks ago (and was the #1 new release in social science on Amazon…and promptly sold out not once but […]

Author Q&A for The New Book

Author Q&A for The New Book

I am so excited to see the brand new book, Naptime at the OK Corral, out in print at long last. It looks amazing! When I opened the box of my author copies I was thrilled to see the beautiful job Routledge had done putting […]

Naptime at the OK Corral

Naptime at the OK Corral

That’s right, folks, after a bazillion hours at the drafting table and doing participant observation in doll corner, Shane is BACK in Naptime at the OK Corral: Shane’s Beginner’s Guide to Childhood Ethnography The beloved heroine of students and faculty alike returns in this third […]

Nasty Women and Bad Hombres

Nasty Women and Bad Hombres

I am so excited to be part of this new book coming from University of Rochester Press, edited by Christine Kray, Tamar Carroll and Hinda Mandell. My contribution, “This is Vienna: Parents of Transgender Children from Pride to Survival in the Aftermath of the 2016 […]

Swimming

Swimming

  I am so pleased to be featured in this most recent special issue of Anthropology News, focusing on #MeToo in Anthropology. The visual scholarship I produced is a reflection on my own and others’ experience in the field, navigating disciplinary and other violence. My […]

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 […]

Visual Methods in Childhood Studies

Visual Methods in Childhood Studies

  I am so excited and pleased to have a chapter in April Mandrona and Claudia MItchell’s lovely new volume, Visual Encounters in the Study of Rural Childhoods. My chapter is titled “The story of Peter Both-in-One: Using visual storytelling methods to understand risk and resilience among […]

Art, social justice, and the ethnography of childhood (and the new Shane!)

Art, social justice, and the ethnography of childhood (and the new Shane!)

I am so honored and thrilled to be speaking about my work as an arts-based ethnographer of childhood at Kansas State University this February. This is going to be a very special talk about my work with transgender and gender-creative children, my interrogations of adult […]



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