Author Archives: Andrea Voyer

Unbroken in the Era of Mass Incarceration

There once was a boy with no respect for limits. He is rumoured to have had his first encounter with the police at just age 2 – when he climbed naked through his bedroom window and ran down the street, … Continue reading

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Ethnography Special Issue

I am so pleased with the special issue of Ethnography that I co-edited together with Mats Trondman. Although it won’t be published together for a while, the articles are appearing in Sage’s OnlineFirst. Each article is great and the entire issue … Continue reading

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Discomfort in Desperate Times

I have been amazed by how quickly and graciously forgiveness has come in the wake of Charleston. Too quickly, I have been thinking, and this essay has helped me to realize why. It’s not OK. Forgiveness is not deserved. That … Continue reading

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Sociological Crisis

Lately I feel bruised and bloodied and far from victorious in my attempt to muster from my home institution the support I need to do my research. It’s feeling tougher to cope with institutional challenges when my discipline is in turmoil. Being so discouraged, and in … Continue reading

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Dolezal, Asserted Identities, and Shades of Blackness

Perhaps it is time to question the categories?

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Upcoming special issue of Ethnography

Way back in late 2012/early 2013, my colleague Mats Trondman and I floated an idea to Paul Willis, who, at the time, was editor of Ethnography. We proposed a special issue engaging Isaac Reed’s book, Interpretation and Social Knowledge. The … Continue reading

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Summer focus

Finally… more than a month after the conclusion of classes, the chaos has subsided and I can start catching up on research and writing. Bliss! Take as evidence a screenshot of today’s calendar, the first of its kind in many, … Continue reading

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