Author Archives: Andrea Voyer

Pin on this!

So, apparently, there is this thing going on where folks are wearing safety pins to demonstrate that they are allies. Word is that this idea originated in Britain post Brexit. What does it mean to be an ally? I’ve been … Continue reading

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Life after election 2016

That first morning I gave my 11 year old a pocket copy of the US Constitution. “Any president is just one person in a whole system of governance,” I said. I encouraged her to familiarize herself with the structure of … Continue reading

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On anti-democratic democrats

on 11/4, this post was composed and shared on Facebook. I’ve been quiet on politics for months and will resume my silent observation of this unfolding disaster after this diatribe: If Donald Trump wins, I hold the democratic party establishment … Continue reading

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On Goffman and seeking justice in America

That day we were all at the ASA crammed into Alice Goffman’s author meets critics session, a battle was raging in Ferguson. The battle, erupting after Michael’s Brown’s death at the hands of the law enforcement of Ferguson, arose because the Ferguson Police … Continue reading

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New Article: Multiculturalism as the Normative Context of Immigrant Reception

Pleased to announce the publication of my article, Multiculturalism as the Normative Context of Immigrant Reception: Somali Immigrant Inclusion in Lewiston, Maine available here Abstract Drawing on data gathered through ethnographic fieldwork, I examine the process of normative incorporation as … Continue reading

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Voice from the past

I just received a letter from my 9th grade self. It was an assignment in letter writing for my Freshman English class. Our letters were supposed to be mailed to us in the summer after high school graduation, but they … Continue reading

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Team Ethnography. Getting Started.

I’m happy to report that the Etiquette of Inequality is basically up and running. I’ve had a steep learning curve when it comes to project administration and the hiring, training, and supervision of research staff. I can’t say that I … Continue reading

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