A joint research (Theatre/Anthropology)

Gey Pin has explored the theatrical/anthropological context of her research during her PhD study with Caroline Gatt, a Research Fellow at Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen (2013-2018). Our joint research is realised and under the support of the department’s Knowing from the Inside project. The focus of our research continues to be the “care of the self”. The nature of our research is one of “an affinitive or associative relations…without necessarily threatening the discipline, rigorous character of [our respective field], mak[ing] space for a genuine collaboration…[and] mutual learning” (Gatt 2016: 3). It aims to be “an anthropology otherwise…experimenting with performance anthropology…in which to converse with subaltern knowledges” (Gatt 2015: 2-3). This research has been conducted through numerous worksessions, (for instance, “Crafting Anthropology Otherwise” organised by Gatt in 2016 & 2017 in Aberdeen)and it has been presented at various conferences and symposiums in Europe, UK and USA. Several joint-publications also were born out of this collaboration (See more under Publications).



Gatt, C. (2015). The Anthropologist as Member of the Ensemble: Anthropological Experiments with Theatre Makers. In: Flynn, A. and Tinius, J. eds. Anthropology, Theatre, and Development: The Transformative Potential of Performance. Palgrave Macmillan.

Gatt, C. and Ang, G.P. (2016). Crafting anthropology otherwise: Alterity and performance. In: Chua, L and Mathur, N.(eds). Who are “We”? in Reimagining Alterity and Affinity in Anthropology. Berghahn.

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