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Ethnography and Political Theory Online Workshop

4 Oct Hundreds of protesters marching towards the left of the image, many with their arms up carrying signs.

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.

Panelllists 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 panellists will be followed by a Q&A session. All welcome, and especially graduate students!


  • Paul Apostolidis, London School of Economics, UK
  • Humeira Iqtidar, King’s College London, UK
  • Sagnik Dutta, O.P. Jindal University, India
  • Rebeccah Nelems, Royal Roads University/ McGill University, Canada
  • Banu Bargu, University of Santa Cruz, USA

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Humeira Iqtidar

Humeira Iqtidar

Professor of Politics

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