New issue, Volume 11, No. 3

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE vol 11, no. 3) has been published. It features seven articles written by undergraduate students.

In her interviews with teachers at a high school branded as one of Germany’s “schools without racism,” Hanna Maria Burhoff examines the link between anti-racialism and racism, arguing that anti-racist branding does not necessarily result in the dismantling of underlying racist structures or attitudes. Emily Cowart conducted participant observation and interviews with teachers, students, and school administrators at a rural elementary school in the southern United States to explore the challenges and complexities of implementing personalized learning in schools.  Kathryn Gerry draws upon her fieldwork experiences in Kerala, India to study the gendered effects of worker migration to the Gulf region. She argues that migration fuels women’s status and is a catalyst for changing perceptions of gender. Maria Schrupp’s fieldwork among Venezuelan migrants examines their contradictory emotions and attitudes toward the state as they relocate to Chile and begin to experience daily life in Santiago. Through an analysis of the illness narratives of three Ethiopian immigrant women, Meklit Daniel argues that the sharing of narratives provides women with a sense of control and agency over their bodies and identities. Drawing upon the work of Foucault, Zachary Gallin’s fieldwork in a Jordanian HIV prevention NGO examines how the notion of biopower operates within the context of many partnerships with international donors from developed, wealthy nations. Finally, Megan Greenhalgh combines an autoethnographic approach with interviews to explore the bodily experiences of individuals with food allergies in the U.K. Focusing specifically on individuals who carry adrenaline auto-injectors (AAI), she highlights how individuals AAI becomes integral to the management of their condition and to bodily perceptions.

Please see our call for papers.