Ethnography of Connections 2018 – University of Copenhagen

Ethnography of Connections

Dissertation Workshop

 The workshop critically addresses a number of questions related to the study of connections in a world forever on the move. As scholarly attention increasingly shifts to themes of commodification, supply chains, capital investments, extractive economies, transnational assemblages, labor movement and global policy regimes of a variety, fieldwork requires following networks that sometimes connect unlikely places and actors together. This two-day workshop will rethink theory and methods required to study global connections.

Please send a short CV + outline of your thesis. You will be required to send one chapter of your dissertation a week before the workshop.

Deadline for applications: 16th March 2018

Deadline for chapter submission: 1st April 2018

Contact: Marie Yoshida (

Workshop Faculty

Mathew Hull is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Government of Paper: The Materiality of Bureaucracy in Urban Pakistan (University of California Press) which examines governance as a semiotic and material practice in the operations of city government of Islamabad.

Ravinder Kaur is Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. She currently directs a FKK five-year research programme ‘Emerging Worlds: Ethnographic explorations of new South-South Connections.