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Students educating students: insights from organising an international, interdisciplinary conference on surveillance and policing

Maria-Amelia Viteri and Aaron Tobler

Keywords: SURVEILLANCE; POLICING; GRADUATE STUDENT EDUCATION; DIVERSITY; SHARED SCHOLARSHIP; POLITICAL DIALOGUE

This article illustrates the multiple ways in which anthropology graduate students crossed the boundaries of educational discourses by encouraging themselves, other students, activists and community leaders to speak in dialogical contexts (Giroux 2005: 73). They did this through the organisation of the Interrogating Diversity Conference. The authors organised this conference in March 2007 at the American University, Washington, DC, to expand scholarship on surveillance and policing in an egalitarian forum. We discuss how students can engage their departments and faculty in building the students' knowledge of both anthropological theories and methodology through shared scholarship. We show how students can 'apply' anthropology to audiences, which will in turn influence policy decision making. In addition, the authors explore how academics can transform knowledge sharing into tools that shape broader political and social dialogue.

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