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Interactive Workshop


Crossing into Other Worlds
by Professor Helena Wulff

Drawing on her field studies of firstly, youth culture and ethnicity in South London, secondly, ballet as a transnational occupation and thirdly, writing as craft and career in Ireland, Professor Helena Wulff will consider the benefits and limitations of participant observation, multi-site ethnography, interviews, and texts and images as anthropological methods.

Fields Seen from __________
3 participants in anthropology sketch their field research plans and hopes, as more materials for the following general discussion.

About the speaker:


Helena Wulff is Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University. Her research is in the anthropology of communication and aesthetics, based on a wide range of studies of the social worlds of literary production, dance, and visual arts. She has held visiting professorships at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, National University of Singapore, University of Vienna, and University of Ulster, as well as a Leverhulme visiting professorship at University of East London. She was Chair of the Swedish Anthropological Association (SANT), Editor-in-Chief (with Dorle Dracklé) of Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, the journal of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), and Vice President of EASA. Currently Helena Wulff is editor (with Deborah Reed-Danahay) of the book series “Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology” and editor (with Jonathan Skinner) of the book series “Dance and Performance Studies” (Berghahn). She is a member of the advisory boards of the journals Anthropologica, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, AnthroVision, Cultural Sociology, Culture Unbound, and Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale.