Author Archives: Andrea Voyer

Summertime, professorial edition

In my estimation, the summer break from teaching is one of the joys of the academic life. I love teaching, but it isn’t easy for me to stay on top of my writing, reading, and research during term-time when I … Continue reading

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Between Theory and Social Reality

While we are waiting for the print version of the Special Issue, I have created a page that pulls together and puts in order links to all of the contributions. Enjoy! https://vermont2china.wordpress.com/ethnography-between-theory-and-social-reality/

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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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