“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 colloquium is a Monday afternoon speaker series organized by a graduate student coordinating committee, consisting of the second-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 2021-2022 EST organizing committee includes Shalini Iyengar, Al Lim, Maurice Rippel, and Evan Singer.

Professors Louisa Lombard and Erik Harms serve as the faculty advisors.

Please visit Calendar 2021-2022 for more detailed information about upcoming events.

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