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"Clinical Handbook: Health care for Children subjected to violence or sexual abuse"


Ethnologica provided technical support to UNICEF and Cambodia's Ministry of Health to develop the Clinical Handbook, which was published in English and Khmer. The Handbook aims to serve as a guide for healthcare providers in Cambodia to ensure a prompt and adequate response to child victims of violence or sexual abuse. It provides further guidance on first line support, medical treatment, psychosocial support and referral to key social and legal protection services. It will be also used as a resource manual for capacity development and training for medical providers in the future. 

"Playgrounds for Useful knowledge"


Ethnologica provided ethnography and community organizing for Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge, a community-based experimental urban platform using play, games and performance to reveal, share and celebrate local knowledge produced in South Philadelphia, an area known for its rich cultural and ethnic diversity. A project by Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra), Playgrounds sought the restructuring of urban spaces by promoting new social relations across cultural and economic divides, with the objective of generating just and sustainable forms of collective inhabiting to confront the pressures of accelerated urban development.

Ethnologica assisted with producing a report about the project:

Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge

As well as a reflection of the intersections between ethnography and socially engaged art:

Reflections on Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge

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"Boating consortium of Philadelphia"


Ethnologica collaborated with the Boating Consortium, a group of organizations in the Delaware River Watershed, to evaluate their summer youth programming which trains local students in watershed management, boating techniques, science and environmental stewardship.  Working with Independence Seaport Museum, the Wooden Boat Factory, Bartram's Garden, Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Urban Promise and Philadelphia Waterborne, we facilitated participatory and youth-centered data collection methods to improve program efficacy and to align curricular and programmatic goals. 

"Evaluation of the Impact of the Sweetened Beverage Tax on Retailers and Distributors in Philadelphia"

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Ethnologica is providing qualitative data collection and analysis on the impact of the Philadelphia Sweetened Beverage Tax on retailers and distributors in Philadelphia as a piece of a larger, comprehensive study undertaken by researchers at University of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia and Harvard University.

Anastasia Hudgins' select publications include:

2019 Hudgins, A. “Intimate States: Policies and their Effects on Sex Workers” Gender Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 3rd edition. Laura L. O’Toole, Jessica R. Schiffman and Rosemary Sullivan, eds. NYU Press.

2016 Hudgins, A. and K.L. Rising. “Fear, Vulnerability and Sacrifice: Drivers of Emergency Department Use and Implications for Policy,” Social Science & Medicine. Published online: September 19, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.09.030.

2016 Rising, K.L., A. Hudgins, M. Reigle, J.E. Hollander, B.G. Carr. “I'm Just a Patient": Fear and Uncertainty as Drivers of Emergency Department Use in Patients With Chronic Disease,” Annals of Emergency Medicine. Published online: May 4, 2016.

2013 Hudgins, A. and A. Poole. “Framing Fracking: Private Property, Common Resources and Regimes of Governance.” Journal of Political Ecology. Invited submission. 21: 303-319.

2013 Poole, A. and A. Hudgins. “‘I Care More About This Place, Because I Fought for It’ Exploring the Political Ecology of Fracking in an Ethnographic Field School.” Co-authored with lead author, Amanda Poole. Special Issue on Marcellus Shale. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.  3(1):1-12.

2013 Hudgins, A. “Fracking’s Future in a Coal Mining Past: Subjectivity Undermined” Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE). 35(1):54-59. 

2012 Hudgins, A. Book Review of Dangerous Sex, Invisible Labor: Sex Work and the Law in India by Prabha Kotiswaran. Political And Legal Anthropology Review. 35(1):139-141.

2007 Hudgins, A.  “Problematizing the Discourse: Sex Trafficking Policy and Ethnography” in Gender Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 2nd edition. Laura O’Toole, Jessica Schiffman and Margie Kiter Edwards, eds. NYU Press. pp. 409-414.


Beth uzwiak's select publications include:

2018. Uzwiak, B. “Make of this Whatever You Want: Violence and Intimacy in the Photography of Zoe Strauss,” Photography and Culture.

2016. Uzwiak, B. “Community Engagement in Precarious Times: When Ethnography Meets Socially Engaged Art.” Anthropology Now 8(2): 44-56.

2016. Uzwiak, B. and S. Curran. “Gendering the Burden of Care: Health Reform and the Paradox of Community Participation in Western Belize.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Volume 30(1): 100-121(22).

2013. “Fracturing Feminism: Activism and Ethics in a Women’s Human Rights NGO.” In Feminist Activist Ethnography: Counterpoints to Neoliberalism in North America. Crista Craven and Dana-Ain Davis, editors.  Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books (Rowman and Littlefield).

2016. Review of Yaya's Story: The Quest for Well-being in the World (Paul Stoller. Chicago: University Press, 2014). Medicine Anthropology Theory.

2015. Review of Specters of a School’s Closing (Pepón Osorio’s art installation about the closing of a Philadelphia public school). November 9, 2015.

2013. Review of How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture: Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State (Mary K. Coffey. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012) Visual Studies.  19 Mar 2013.