“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 Yale University Department of Anthropology.

EST aims to create an intellectually dynamic and rigorous academic space for public debate and discussion. It provides a forum for 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 2022-2023 EST organizing committee includes Ariel Santikarma, Roy Celaire, and Spencer Kaplan.

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

For information about our upcoming events, please visit Calendar 2022-2023.

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