Anthropology Inquiry CFP Spring 2016

The Anthropological Inquiry working group is pleased to announce a call for workshop papers and participants for the Spring 2016 sessions.


The Anthropological Inquiry working group is a forum at UC Berkeley for graduate students and scholars to present and develop their ongoing research and to entertain dialogue across disciplinary, topical, and geographic boundaries. The working group foregrounds a commitment to critical and ethnographic engagement with the contemporary world, with the goal of continuously examining relationships between empirical researches and forms of academic knowledge production. Recent presentations have included Jason Price's experimental piece on joyful ethnography, Penelope Anthias' draft book chapter on indigenous territory claims in Chiapas, and Chris Lowman's talk on markings on Ainu materials in museum collections. 


We are especially committed to creating a space for conversation and critical feedback among specialists in various world regions, thinkers testing innovative concept work, as well as scholars at various stages of their graduate education and academic career.


Workshop papers should not be longer than 20-25 pages double spaced. We encourage a variety of genres of writing.Past submissions have included:

- dissertation chapters

- conference papers

- articles in preparation for submission

- field statement drafts. 


The traditional workshop format includes a brief presentation, followed by discussant response and open conversation. We are, however, interested in proposals for different events to make the most of times and resources at our disposal, feel free to suggest other formats!


The following dates are available (schedule may be subject to change depending on availability of presenters). All sessions will be on Friday 3-5pm and held in the faculty lounge on the second floor of Kroeber Hall unless otherwise specified.


January 29

February 26

March 11

April 1

April 8


If interested, please request dates promptly - spots fill up very quickly! 

E-mail your name, departmental or institutional affiliation, and a brief description of the paper and working title to Julia Sizek at and/or Max Waterman at If you have any questions please contact us as well.



Julia and Max

Event details
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:00pm