Storytelling ethnography as engaged pedagogy for a diverse student body

Pierce Salguero

This post first appeared on Medium.com on Jun 3, 2019. Since 2015, students in my “Buddhism in the West” class have been developing a website called the Jivaka Project. The project has involved dozens of students doing participant-observation ethnography at over 40 Buddhist temples in the Greater Philadelphia area. Student researchers have conducted hundreds of interviews … Continue reading “Storytelling ethnography as engaged pedagogy for a diverse student body”

Some Ugly Truths I Wish I Knew Before Going into a PhD Program… And 8 Tips for Surviving Them

Pierce Salguero

This was first posted to Medium.com on Oct. 19, 2019. Graduate school was for me, as I am sure it is for many, intellectually thrilling. It was a wonderful time of self-discovery and deep learning. I would do it all over again in a second. However, I also have to acknowledge that most of my … Continue reading “Some Ugly Truths I Wish I Knew Before Going into a PhD Program… And 8 Tips for Surviving Them”

Let’s put more humanity in the humanities!

Pierce Salguero

This was first posted to Medium.com on Jul. 5, 2019. Academics live our lives searching out angles by which to critique and to challenge the status quo. So, perhaps it’s inevitable that instead of building communities of mutual care, we are constantly reenforcing habits of judgment, both of each other and of ourselves. Abusive relationships … Continue reading “Let’s put more humanity in the humanities!”