Photo: The Anthropologist in the Field

I recently came across this photo from my first anthropology “fieldwork” project in Quetzaltenango (“Xela”), Guatemala, in January 2006. When I was there, I passed the house/tienda (shop) of the older woman, Lidia, on my daily walks around town. Occasionally I stopped in for a Coke or to pick up some groceries for the house (I…

“Hey, y’all got to understand – y’all prolly scared of us… we scared of y’all too!”

Originally posted on Ethnography Matters:
Phoenix Jackson is a researcher at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, a Cornelius Hopper Diversity Fellow with UCSF, and a Somatic Counseling Psychotherapy graduate student at John F. Kennedy University. . This post is re-blogged from the Center for Critical Public Health. Editor’s note: My colleague Phoenix Jackson…