Research Topics 4 – Citizenship and Democracy

Citizenship and Anthropology: Perplexities of a Hybrid Social Agent- de Almedia


Toward an Anthropology of a (Democratic) Citizenship Education – Levinson


Cultural Citizenship and Educational Democracy – Rosaldo


Disability and Citizenship in Post-Soviet Ukraine: An Anthropological Critique – Philips


Teaching Citizenship in a Post-Soviet World: Azerbaijan’s Changing Schools – Wistrand


Nationality Policies in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan – Dinc


Citizenship Policies in the Post-Soviet States: Towards a Dynamic Model – Shevel


The Politics of Citizenship Policy in New States – Shevel


Research Topics 3 – Architecture and Nationalism

Architecture and Nation Building in China – Ren


Building a National Capital in an Age of Globalization: Cochrane and Passmore


Ambiguities of Modernist Nationalism: Architectural Culture and Nation-Building in Early Republican Turkey – Akman


Research Topics 2 – Museums and Construction of Nations and Ethnic Groups


The Return of History: Museums, Heritage, and National Identity in Imperial Russia- Dianina


Museums and Nationalism in Namibia – Schildkrout


Museums and Nationalism in China – Vickers


Art and Nationalism in London Museums – Ratcheva


Museums as a Tool for Nationalism in Africa – Adedze



National Museums in the Netherlands – Bodenstein

Research Topics 1 – Ethnicity and Nationalism

The New Anthropology of Ethnicity and Identity – Bowen


Ethnicity: Anthropological Constructions – Banks


Ethnicity and Nationalism: Anthropological Perspectives – Eriksen


Nationalism and Religion: Four Approaches – Brubaker


Nationalism Project – Zeulow


Race and Ethnicity: Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives


Ethnicity and Nationalism in Europe Today – H0bsbawm and Kertzer


Ethnicity, Order, and Meaning in Anthropology of Iran and Afghanistan – Tapper


Unit Fourteen – Writing A Research Proposal

Advice On How To Write A Grant Proposal – Silverman


Research Proposal Links – The Writing Center, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

“A research proposal is similar in a number of ways to a project proposal; however, a research proposal addresses a particular project: academic or scientific research.  The forms and procedures for such research are well defined by the field of study, so guidelines for research proposals are generally more exacting than less formal project proposals.  Research proposals contain extensive literature reviews and must offer convincing support of need for the research study being proposed.  Doctoral dissertations begin with research proposal; the proposal must be accepted by a panel of experts (usually professors) before the actual research can begin.  In addition to providing rationale for the proposed research, the proposal must described a detailed methodology for conducting the research–a methodology consistent with requirements of the professional or academic field.  The links below offer explanations and examples of research proposals.”


Anthropology Research Proposal Samples – Gravlee


Key Elements of the Research Proposal

Unit Thirteen – Fieldwork and Ethnography

Presenting and Evaluating Qualitative Research


Rethinking Ethnography: Towards A Critical Cultural Politics – Conquergood


What Makes Something Ethnographic? McGranahan


On Ethnographic Fieldwork – Taussing (Video)


Fieldwork Is Not What It Used to Be: Learning Anthropology’s Method in a Time of Transition

Faubion and  Marcus (eds.)  

(Read Google Preview)


Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey


Unit Twelve – Reflexivity and Representation

Reflexivity and Representation in Ethnographic Research – Alim


Exposing yourself: Reflexivity, anthropology, and film – Ruby