Ethnography and Political Theory Online Workshop

Ethnography and Political Theory Online Workshop

About this event

A serious consideration of the relationship between ethnography and political theory requires us to understand the ways in which ethnography might change and indeed, is changing, academic political theorizing. Panelists will reflect, in particular, on the value of ethnography in engaging subordinate group’s struggles and the potential to enrich political theory in the process. They also aim to work through some of the practical challenges of whether and how ethnography can contribute to decolonizing political theory, what that might mean for the norms of writing political theory, and what it might mean to theorise with rather than about marginalized groups.

Brief presentations by the panelists will be followed by a Q&A session. All welcome, and especially graduate students!


Brooke Ackerly (Vanderbilt University, USA) [host]
Paul Apostolidis (London School of Economics, UK)
Banu Bargu (University of Santa Cruz, USA)
Sagnik Dutta (O.P. Jindal University, India)
Humeira Iqtidar (King’s College London, UK)
Rebeccah Nelems (Royal Roads University/ McGill University, Canada)

Organised by The Department of Political Economy at King’s College London and the Engaged Theory Community (ETC)