My Illustrated Ethnography

Here is a short animation about my research, in which I share one example from my honors thesis as well as some of the cool theories and concepts that guided my analysis.

My research is called, “Ecuadorian Women and Pachamama: Understanding Everyday Life in Cangahua through Narratives,” and it’s all about how women in a rural Andean community construct their identities through their feminized roles in kitchens and on farms to take care of their community, with a specific focus on narratives and conversations that illustrate their relationships with sentient nonhuman beings, storied landscapes, and their ancestral roots with which their lives are intimately intertwined.

Presented at the UCLA Lemelson Anthropological Undergraduate Honors Conference on June 8, 2020.

Subtitles included.