This collection of essays builds on a 2018 American Anthropological Association roundtable that brought together scholars whose experiences with co-authorship illuminate its productive possibilities and overlooked strengths within the discipline. As anthropology increasingly recognizes the potential powers of collaboration in scholarship, we argue that collaborative writing in particular must be reconceptualized as a feminist methodology that tackles issues of power and knowledge production. Each set of authors in this series illuminates specific methods used in their co-authorship experiences to bring both the challenges and benefits of this kind of collaboration to light.
Posts in This Series
Why Co-author in Anthropology? The dominant and pervasive narrative about knowledge production within anthropology centers around images of the lone (male, whit... More
Discussions abound at Oregon State University (OSU) and elsewhere regarding a greater emphasis on teaching and on the several hours per week of service to the f... More
Our collaborative practice spans nearly a decade working together on data collection, writing, presentations, and publications as we’ve explored the intimate ca... More
Co-authoring Quechua HistoriesWriting a co-authored piece within academia is a challenge and more so when only one party has access to the legitimated language ... More
In this article, we engage with the topic of collaborative co-authorship by thinking about what it can be when it is multi-generational and multi-disciplinary. ... More
Why is writing still seen as a solitary process? Why are we mostly still writing alone? As junior scholars who frequently collaborate, we question the instituti... More