Panel: Future-making Methodologies

Jared Epp, Johannes Sjöberg, Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston, Rajat Nayyar, Rana El Kadi
Do, 18.05.2023 10:30

Rajat Nayyar is an anthropologist and filmmaker who is currently a SSHRC Vanier Scholar and a PhD Candidate in Theater at York University. He is the co-founder of Emergent Futures CoLab (EFC) through which he curates Talking Uncertainty, an online talk series/podcast that features future-focussed scholars and artists from around the world. He is also the current convenor of Futures Anthropology Network of European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) and a co-editor of the Performance Ethnography section of Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE). His recent article ‘Granular Activisms’ was published in the fall 2022 issue Visual Anthropology Review (VAR).

Rana El Kadi holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Alberta, Canada. She is a Lecturer and Research Associate with the Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Disability Studies and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph, affiliated with Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice. Rana is also Co-Founder and Curator at Emergent Futures CoLab (EFC). Her research interests lie in mad/neurodivergent/disability arts, accessibility, imaginative and multimodal ethnography, radical research ethics, and cripped research methodologies and pedagogies. Rana is currently Co-Investigator on a SSHRC Insight Development Grant on access in the arts and a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant on developmentally disabled people’s experiences of neurodivergence and their artistic communities of practice within and in the afterlife of institutions.

Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston  is an anthropologist, performance theorist, theatre director and playwright. She is a Associate Professor of Theatre, lecturing Theatre & Performance Studies and Social Anthropology at York University. Her research interests include performance ethnography, ethnographic storytelling, ethnographic (non)fiction, multimodal ethnography, physical and political theatre and performance. She is a Co-Curator of the Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE).

Jared Epp is a PhD Candidate in social anthropology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His research focuses on the intersection of place, imagination and precarity in a Canadian urban context. He is currently based in Edmonton, Canada, finishing his dissertation and working as a community arts facilitator with individuals living unhoused and/or with a concurrence of mental health barriers and addictions.