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Published: 2019-09-22

For a Politicized Multispecies Ethnography: Reflections on a Feminist Geographic Pedagogical Experiment

University of Washington
Multi-species ethnography; politicized ethnography; feminist geography; pigs; sanctuary; pedagogy


This article reflects on the process of designing and teaching an undergraduate course on multispecies ethnography as methodology. Framed through an explicitly geographical, feminist, and politicized lens, the course offered an opportunity to reflect on the ethical complexities of multispecies ethnography, as well as its transformative political potential. The article uses excerpts from student ethnographies to illustrate ideas about geography, positionality, emotion, and embodiment in multispecies ethnography and contributes to literatures on multispecies pedagogies and ethnography.


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