New issue, Volume 12, No. 1

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE vol 12, no. 1) has been published. It features eight articles written by eleven undergraduate students.

In her research among families with disabled relatives in Madrid, Maria Mateo explores how caregiving impacts kin relations, and how family members contextualize caregiving as a “duty of love.” In the United States, Elizabeth Shen draws upon interviews with competitive female college swimmers to understand how athletes experience their bodies in athletic, non-athletic, and digital media contexts. Emma Wolkenstein’s research focuses on the attitudes and identities of young voters toward Brexit, and how a sense of national identity is imagined among different voting demographics. Charlotte Reding and Laura Smith’s fieldwork among Belgian mothers’ domestic experiences during the COVID-19 lockdowns highlights the effects of increased mental labour on women’s sense of well-being. Trinidad Lara’s fieldwork examines the complex ways in which religious, sexual, and national identities intersect among Maghrebi immigrants in France. Anastasja Giacomuzzi and Hadas Tal’s qualitative research on lesbian identity examines how young lesbians from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium articulate a sense of identity in relation to post-lesbian discourse. Through interviews with high school seniors in Berlin, Clara Maxwell and Thomas van Rijckevorsel explore how government and school-imposed COVID-measures have impacted the social lives of students in ways that are often perceived positively by participants. Finally, Jack Portman studies how female sorority members use social media to cultivate desirable individual and group identities and representations on social media platforms like Instagram.