Archive Description: What is Ethnography? What is Performance (auto) Ethnography? How can we think about Performing Ethnography? Drawing heavily in the works of Dwight Conquergood, Norman Denzin, and D. Soyini Madison, we give a rest to traditional forms of qualitative inquiry as we disrupt the notion of “business as usual” in the academic space. We will examine the interpenetrating relationships among performance, ethnography, and culture. The reading and assignments forefront localized critical pedagogy, critical personal narratives, decolonizing and interpretive inquiry as moral, political discourse. From the everyday space where gender, race, class and performances intersect, we will examine how the practices of critical inquiry can be used to imagine, write and perform a free democratic society.