Call for Papers/Proposals/Fun Times

Anthropological Inquiry is getting started this year! This is our call for workshop papers and participants for the Fall 2016 sessions.

ABOUT US: The Anthropological Inquiry working group is a forum at UC Berkeley for graduate students and scholars to present and develop their ongoing research on the contemporary world while entertaining dialogue across disciplinary, topical, and geographic boundaries. The working group foregrounds a commitment to critically examine relationships between the empirics, methods, and theory.  

We are especially committed to creating a space for conversation and critical feedback for scholars at various stages of their graduate education. Papers don't have to be perfect, but you have to be committed to thoughtful discussion. 

PAPER REQUIREMENTS: Workshop papers should not be longer than 20-25 pages double spaced. We encourage a variety of genres of writing. Recent submissions have included: Jason Price's experimental piece on joyful ethnography, Penelope Anthias' draft book chapter on indigenous territory claims in Bolivia, and Chris Lowman's conference paper on markings on Ainu materials in museum collections.

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!

 DATES: 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.


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

HOW TO APPLY OR STAY IN THE LOOP: 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.You can also find us on the Townsend Center Website


Event details
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 12:00am - Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:00am
Kroeber Hall