Virtual Reading Group

Please join us as we talk to authors of recently published ethnographies addressing communication, media and performance broadly defined.

We meet virtually from 1-2 pm East Coast Time on the last Friday of every month that Indiana University is in session (read: pretty much every month that a U.S. university on the semester system is in session).  Please contact us at:  if you would like to participate.

Tentative Schedule


Fall Semester

September 24th – Yael Warshel, Experiencing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Children, Peace Communication and Socialization

October 29th —  Abou Farman, On Not Dying: Secular Immortality in the Age of Technoscience

December 10th – Amanda Weidman, Brought to Life by the Voice


Spring Semester

January 28th – Sarah Hillewaert, Morality at the Margins: Youth, Language, and Islam in Coastal Kenya

February 25th – Bonnie Urciuoli, Neoliberalizing Diversity in Liberal Arts College Life

March 25th – Yana Stainova, Sonorous Worlds: Musical Enchantment in Venezuela

April 29th – Sarah Muir, Routine Crisis: An Ethnography of Disillusion