Argenis Hurtado Moreno is a scholar-activist and Ford Foundation Predoctoral Trainee in Anthropology who focuses on topics of migration, gender, race, kinship, social movements, and media.
In this summer spotlight, we caught up with Argenis to learn more about his work this summer:
"Thus far my summer includes teaching a self-designed summer course at Brown titled, Writing from the Heart: Empathy and Ethnographic Writing. Students in this course learn about the possibilities of anthropology and ethnography. Together we analyze and practice empathy as both a method for carrying out research and for writing.
Thanks to the generous funding from the PSTC's Mellon Award for Anthropological Demography and the Joukowsky Summer Research Award, I will return to Arizona to continue pre-dissertation fieldwork where I will work alongside precariously documented custodial workers.
During this time, I will also keep my commitments to work with immigrant rights groups across the Phoenix Valley."