Roshanak Kheshti, PhD, is an associate professor in ethnic studies at the University of California, San Diego. Kelsey Chatlosh, a PhD student in cultural anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), met with Kheshti to discuss the power relations of ethnographic research when recording and sharing sounds, particularly people’s voices, and how questions of research design, distribution of risk, reciprocity with our interlocutors, and accessible pedagogy relate to the production of knowledge under digital conditions.
Kelsey Chatlosh is a cultural anthropology PhD student and Digital Fellow at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her future dissertation research in northern Chile, supported by a Fulbright IIE research grant, will investigate Afro-Chilean women activists’ articulations of belonging to the African diaspora and the Chilean nation as a site of knowledge production in relation to Chile's racial formation and patriarchal system, and temporal configurations of colonial and national expansionist pasts and post- or de-colonial presents and futures. Her work as a Digital Fellow is focused on digital tools and platforms for qualitative research and oral interviews, with an emphasis on ethics, political economy, and anticolonial and feminist methods.