Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography: new issue 11(1) and CFP

We are excited to announce that the newest issue of The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE vol. 11 no. 1) has been published, with seven original articles by undergraduate students.

Sue-Yeon Ryu weighs the social and emotional significance of brick for the marginalized residents of Serrinha, Brazil. Francesca Celenta and Catharina Klausegger analyze cultural meanings of home and values of openness among second-generation migrants studying at university in the Netherlands. Ravi Sadhu unpacks the religious influences that shape “groupness” among Indian and Pakistani immigrants in California. Lauren Reiss takes a phenomenological path to explore trail subculture and the experiences of Appalachian Trail and Long Trail thru-hikers. Sydney Comstock probes how the increasing medicalization of childbirth in the USA has affected midwives’ practice as they navigate women’s responses to and fears of a “technocratic birth.” Madeline Yu Carrola explores how women activists in the USA play with the themes of totalitarianism in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, forming handmaid chapters as a vivid new way to participate in political protests. Finally, Muhammad H. Raza, Neha Khatri, Sara Intikhab, and Rumaysa Iqbal and the contributors to their photovoice project capture the everyday life and changed realities of undergraduate students experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic in urban Pakistan.

Thanks go to the stalwart members of our Senior Editorial Board, who review the articles submitted to the JUE, and to Dalhousie University social anthropology graduate students Bryce Anderson and Briana Kelly for their editorial assistance. We are also grateful to Dalhousie University Libraries for hosting the JUE through the Open Journals Systems platform in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

JUE 11(1) Contents

Why We Love It Here: Exploration of Affection and Attachment in a Brazilian Urban Periphery | Sue-Yeon Ryu | Ohio University

Growing Up Between Cultures: How Second-Generation Migrants Perceive and Construct “Home” | Francesca Celenta & Catharina Klausegger | University College Maastricht

“We are similar, but different”: Contextualizing the Religious Identities of Indian and Pakistani Immigrant Groups | Ravi Sadhu | Claremont McKenna College

No Façade to Hide Behind: Long-Distance Hikers’ Journeys Through Self and Society | Lauren Reiss | University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Medicalization and Fear: A Midwifery View of the Phenomenon and the Backlash | Sydney Comstock | Wake Forest University

Activists in Red Capes: Women's Use of The Handmaid's Tale to Fight for Reproductive Justice | Madeline Yu Carrola | Southwestern University

The New Normal in Urban Pakistan: A Journey of Undergraduate Students Through Photovoice | Muhammad H. Raza, Neha Khatri, Sara Intikhab & Rumaysa Iqbal | Habib University


Please share our call for papers (below) with undergraduate students, especially if you are teaching or taking a class that involves ethnographic methods.

Call for Papers: The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE) is an online publication for undergraduate academic writing. The JUE seeks to publish original ethnographic research by undergraduate students working in a variety of disciplines. Our goal is to bring readers insights into subcultures, practices, and social institutions. The JUE encourages undergraduates or those who have graduated within the past twelve months to submit manuscripts for consideration. Manuscripts must be based on original research conducted using ethnographic methods on any topic in the social sciences.

Submissions are welcomed for our next issues. Deadlines are July 31 and January 31. Please check out our website ( for author guidelines and past issues. Send any questions about submissions to Martha Radice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Dr. Martha Radice

Editor, Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

Associate Professor, Sociology & Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University

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Dr. Karen McGarry

Co-Editor, Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University

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