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Elizabeth White

Elizabeth White

PhD Student

I am a recent MA graduate from Concordia’s Anthropology program, arriving in Montreal via Toronto, Kelowna, BC and Victoria, BC. I am cultural anthropologist specializing in the anthropology of dance and performance, and my MA thesis “Let the rhythm speak to you. We dance for liberation”: Bodies and Belonging in a Haitian Dance Troupe in Montreal is a story of racial politics, senses of belonging, embodiment, and space and sociality in Haitian Danse Folklorique practice. Currently, I am a prospective PhD student of the Interdisciplinary PhD (HUMA) program proposing to study ecological theatre; the implication of embodied narratives of fantastical species, relationships, and futures in relation to environmental crises; and the potential of performing human-ecological relations as companion species embedded in reciprocal matters of care. At this moment I am primarily interested in creating, running, and participating in lab workshop series, as well as nurturing a lively space of collaborative interdisciplinarity among the professors and students of the EthnoLab and Speculative Life Cluster.

Kregg Hetherington, PhD

Kregg Hetherington, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. KreggHetherington is a political anthropologist specialized in environment,infrastructure and the bureaucratic state.

He haswritten extensively about how small farmers caught in a sweeping agrariantransition in Paraguay have experienced that country’s halting transition todemocracy, showing how activists create new ways of thinking and practicinggovernment. His book, Guerrilla Auditors, is an ethnography of peasant landstruggles in Paraguay, and of how rural thinking about property and informationcome into conflict with bureaucratic reform projects promoted by internationalexperts.

He iscurrently leading two research projects. The first, the Government of Beans, focuses on regulation in the soybean boomin Latin America’s southern cone is transforming the relationship betweenstates, plants, people and territory. The second, Montreal Waterways, is a collaborate ethnography of Montreal’srelationship with water as a defining feature of its environment andinfrastructure.

Kregg is director of the Concordia Ethnography Lab, where he leads a research group onInfrastructure and Environment. He supervises graduate students working in a wide range of areas, including environment and food, social movements,infrastructure studies and the ethnography of the state. He is currently recruiting students who are interested in becoming involved in the Montreal Waterways project.

Marie Lecuyer

Marie Lecuyer

Director: Kregg Hetherington • Coordinators: Elizabeth White and Onder Gunes


Ethnography lab & living gallery

EV.Building, 10.625,
Sir George Williams Campus,
Concordia University,
1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O,
Montréal, QC