The image above shows a detail created during a bodymapping activity conducted with Latino/a students focused on gender, sexual and body expectations. Community health researcher and anthropologist Aline Gubrium (Public Health) and cultural anthropologist Krista Harper (Anthropology) use participatory visual and digital research methods to create a public-engaged ethnography. Gubrium uses these tools to study sexual and reproductive knowledge and decision making of marginalized women and youth. Harper explores issues related to the cultural politics of environmental justice and food systems. They demonstrate how these tools enhance ethnographic research in their new book, Participatory Visual and Digital Research (Left Coast Press, 2013). Learn more.
Photo credit: Aline Gubrium