“All knowledge of cultural reality, as may be seen, is always knowledge from particular points of view.” – Max Weber

Welcome to the Ethnography and Social Theory Colloquium Series (EST). The EST is a bi-weekly speaker series organized by a graduate student coordinating committee, comprised of 2nd Year Sociocultural Anthropology graduate cohort at the Department of Anthropology, Yale University. The purpose of EST is to create a space that engenders an intellectually dynamic and rigorous academic atmosphere for public debate and discussion, and also allows emerging and seasoned scholars to exhibit and experiment with new research and ideas. We invite scholars, researchers, post-docs, and advanced graduate students from within and outside the Yale community to share research approaches that emphasize connections between ethnographic writing, theory, and methods, especially those approaches that stimulate debate over innovation in anthropological praxis.

The 2017-2018 EST organizing committee includes Sophia Abbas, Paul Burow, Anna Eckert, Rachel Farell, Yufang Gao, Rundong Ning, Shivangi Pareek, Theodore Park and Wen Zhou. Professor Erik Harms serves as the faculty advisor. Please visit the “Calendar 2017-2018” webpage for more detailed information about the upcoming events.

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