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Daniel Tubb

/April-May and again August 2022

Anthropologist, ethnographer, and author of Shifting Livelihoods (@UWAPress, 2020) and co-editor of Letters from the Future (Chapel Street Editions, 2021)

Daniel Tubb is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University in Ottawa. Trained at Carleton University in the late 2000s as an anthropologist, he has written a book and academic articles on Colombia, on writing, on small-scale and artisanal mining, on violence and citizenship. He teaches widely in Anthropology, and considers himself a sociocultural and environmental anthropologist, but he also describes himself as an ethnographer and as a political economist working on Colombia and New Brunswick. His most recent book, Shifting Livelihood (University of Washington Press, 2020) is about gold mining in Colombia. It shows how people employ various methods to extract gold in the rainforests of the Chocó, in northwest Colombia. Through an ethnography of gold that examines the movement of people, commodities, and capital, Shifting Livelihoods investigates how resource extraction reshapes a place. Residency El Boga

My project is to finalize a book manuscript on the craft of writing, begin ethnographic fieldwork on rural livelihoods in the Momposina Depression, and build local networks to participate in a research network.

My aim is to talk to people about rural livelihoods, the river, and wetlands. I plan to hang out, do participant observation, and lay the ground work for long term place based fieldwork, which is the hallmark of good ethnography. From this, I will produce a research archive of field notes, interview notes, jottings, impressions, photographs, and videos, as well as to create the network and connections required for longer term research.


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