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


August 28th – Alex Dent, Digital Pirates: Policing Intellectual Property in Brazil

September 25th – Deborah Thomas (Note: Earlier time – 12:30)

October 30th – Roberto Gonzalez, Connected: How a Mexican Village Built its Own Cellphone Network

November 20th – Christina Davis, The Struggle for a Multilingual Future

January 29 – Jane Goodman, Staging Cultural Encounters: Algerian Actors Tour the US

February 26 – Kate Graber, Mixed Messages: Mediating Native Belonging in Asian Russia

April 30th – Jonathan Friedman, PC Worlds

May 28th – Sonia Livingstone, Parenting for a Digital Future

Fall Semester

August 27th – Jennifer Delfino, Speaking of Race: Language, Identity, and Schooling Among African American Children.

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

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

February 25th – Nick Harkness, Glossolalia and the Problem of Language

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

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