On September 22, 2023 from 11am-12pm, the Yale Ethnography Hub held its annual opening reception at the Humanities Quadrangle Courtyard. Faculty, students, and community members from across disciplines came to chat, eat, and engage with each other and guest Audra Simpson (Columbia University).


Come mingle with friends old and new! The reception will follow the graduate student dissertation workshop held by political anthropologist and guest, Audra Simpson.


Dear Faculty and Students –

Welcome back to a new year! We hope your summer has been restful and regenerative. This year, as co-directors, we are excited to build upon Eda Pepi and Kalindi Vora’s efforts towards developing the Ethnography Hub as a vital, interdisciplinary collaborative that embraces anti-racist, feminist, and queer ethnographic perspectives as a critical feature of ethnographic and scholarly inquiry.

Come mingle with friends old and new!  We invite you to attend our opening reception on Friday September 22nd 11am-12pm in the Humanities Quadrangle Courtyard. Political anthropologist and guest, Audra Simpson will pop by!

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, the 50th anniversary of the beginning of US troop withdrawal from Vietnam as well as Pinochet’s bloody US-backed coup in Chile, and the 75th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. To that end, we have planned a year long series of events and conversations entitled Can You Hear Us Now? Research and the Temporalities of War that will bring established and rising scholars in the fields of anthropology, Black Studies, and postcolonial and decolonial studies to Yale. Funded by the Kempf Memorial Fund at the Macmillan Center and the Anthropology Department, the series aims to expand and deepen campus conversations on US’ intersections with the world.

We look forward to engaging with all of you this coming year!


Zareena Grewal & Madiha Tahir

Co-Directors | Ethnography Hub