Kathleen Stewart

Kathleen Stewart is professor of anthropology, teaching through writing workshops at the University of Texas, Austin. She writes on place, the senses, affect, non-representational theory, everyday life, worlding, and ethnographic writing as a form of theory. Her books include A Space on the Side of the Road: Cultural Poetics in an "Other" America (Princeton, 1996), Ordinary Affects (Duke, 2007) and, currently, "Worlding." With Lauren Berlant, she coauthored The Hundreds (Duke). Her experiments in ethnographic creative nonfiction attempt to find ways to capture and help compose modes of living as they come into being as refrains, rhythms, tactile compositions, sensory labors, atmospheric attunements, a color, a pause. She has done ethnographic work in Appalachia, Las Vegas, New England, California, and Austin, where she lives with her partner and daughter. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the School of American Research, the Institute for the Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Center for Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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