Senior Research Fellow, 2016-2018
Changing Epistemologies in Contemporary Cuba: Towards a Collaborative Ethnography
This study analyzes Cuban scholars' search for new modes of inquiry as they interpret increasing political, economic, and sociocultural change in their country. I focus on ethnography as a specific and flexible form of interdisciplinary, humanistic social-scientific epistemology among communities of practice. In this project I investigate changing ways of knowing in two sites: first in collaborative, reflexive workshops in Pinar del Rio; and, second, within postgraduate anthropology programs in the country. This new project expands my long-term research on how the intense social uncertainty inherent to political transitions shapes subjectivities.