Journal: Collaborative Anthropologies

Collaborative Anthropologies is a journal meant to engage the growing and ever-widening discussion of collaborative research and practice in anthropology and in closely related fields. Published annually, the journal:

  • facilitates dialogue about collaborative anthropologies, including but not limited to those between and among researchers and their interlocutors, anthropologists and other scholars/practitioners, academics and other professionals, universities and local communities, faculty and students;
  • embraces a special focus on the collaborative research between and among researchers and communities of informants/consultants/collaborators, but is by no means limited to this focus;Collaborative Anthropologies Cover
  • promotes discussion about new forms of collaborative research that are engendering new kinds of collaborative anthropologies;
  • charts new theoretical and methodological approaches, especially those that theorize collaboration and imagine new intellectual spaces for collaborative anthropologies;
  • invites essays that are descriptive as well as analytical/interpretive/exploratory;
  • solicits works from all subfields of anthropology (and closely related disciplines);
  • encourages interdisciplinary inquiry into collaborative anthropologies, especially those that connect collaborative anthropologies with other modes of collaborative research practices;
  • seeks a diversity of perspectives on collaborative research, including those academic, applied, and pedagogic;
  • considers scholarship from single to multi-sited in scope and from all parts of the world; and
  • includes book/media/exhibit reviews that chronicle the creative and innovative use of collaboration in anthropology and closely related fields.

Collaborative Anthropologies was launched and first edited by Luke Eric Lassiter, Director of the Graduate Humanities Program at the Marshall University Graduate College in Charleston, WV. Dr. Lassiter is an affiliate of the Anthropology Program.  The journal is now being edited by Charles Menzies at the University of British Columbia.  The journal is published by the University of Nebraska Press.