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Erin Gould is a cultural anthropologist. Her research focuses on contemporary oral storytelling practice of Moroccan youth as it is informed by the historical memory of past storytelling traditions. From 2016 to 2019, she examined how young storytellers are finding ways to “revive” and innovate storytelling performance practices through investigating different places for performance, different languages of performance, and different practices within performance (including other media, etc.). While continuing this research, she is also delving deeper into this conception of “the historical storyteller” by tracing pathways of distribution and circulation of Moroccan storytellers in previous centuries, and how these circulations have brought innovations to storytelling practice and content. As she continues this research in Morocco, she is also beginning a tangential research agenda focused on the stories and narratives people hold in relation to iconic neon signs in the Las Vegas and Los Angeles regions.

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Syllabus Archive: Teaching Ethnographic Research Methods

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Syllabus Archive: Teaching Ethnographic Research Methods

How do we actually do fieldwork? This is a question that we seek to help our students of all levels discover in our courses, but even in graduate school curricu... More

A Complement to the Syllabus Archive: Primiano, Krishnan, and Sangaramoorthy's “Plagues, Pathogens, and Pedagogical Decolonization”

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A Complement to the Syllabus Archive: Primiano, Krishnan, and Sangaramoorthy's “Plagues, Pathogens, and Pedagogical Decolonization”

Through the Syllabus Archive on Teaching Tools, we have worked to put together different opportunities for people to share their approaches to emergent topics i... More

Syllabus Archive: Anthropology and the “Making” of Arts and Technologies

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Syllabus Archive: Anthropology and the “Making” of Arts and Technologies

Making is central to knowing. Doing ethnographic fieldwork makes this obvious. It is less obvious in the classroom, however, where sitting and reading texts tog... More

Annotation Tools for Online Teaching

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Annotation Tools for Online Teaching

The aim of this post is to explore different tools that can be used to allow students to have interactive and collaborative reading experiences with texts assig... More

Lecture Tools for Online Teaching: Video, Narrated, and Interactive

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Lecture Tools for Online Teaching: Video, Narrated, and Interactive

For the first post of this series, we are highlighting platforms that invite you to step back from your lecturing soap box, as many studies have shown that lect... More

Visual Collaboration and Brainstorming Tools for Student Teams

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Visual Collaboration and Brainstorming Tools for Student Teams

Group brainstorms and projects can be a great way to get students to work collaboratively on course topics, engage in more open-ended discussions, and develop a... More

Online Tools for Hybrid and Remote Teaching

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Online Tools for Hybrid and Remote Teaching

Welcome to the world in a new abnormal—a world filled with Zoom burn-out (Cauterucci 2020) and new struggles to engage students. Spring 2020 was, for most, a ti... More

Teaching Recognition, Representation, and Collaboration: A Critical Examination of Documentary Film

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Teaching Recognition, Representation, and Collaboration: A Critical Examination of Documentary Film

How can using podcasts, documentary film, and discussion encourage learners to understand storytelling’s power over our perceptions of the world and why represe... More

Syllabus Archive: Critical Ethnographies

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Syllabus Archive: Critical Ethnographies

What is ethnography, and how do we teach about ethnography/ethnographies so that students understand the complexity of analysis? There have been many scholars w... More

Syllabus Archive Project: An Introduction

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Syllabus Archive Project: An Introduction

As someone newly immersed in a university teaching environment after shedding my role as a graduate student, I was excited, yet unsure of how to approach design... More