This PECE essay contains artifacts related to my research and readings.

My reading process is based on Kim Fortun's SKETCHING ETHNOGRAPHY: Building a Literature Review. This essay draws inspiriation from Lucy Pei's Reading Critical Corporate Social Responsibility and Gina Hakim's Research Program.

Kaitlyn Rabach's Research Statement

Kaitlyn Rabach is a doctoral student in Sociocultural Anthropology at University of California, Irvine. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Gender Studies from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, as well as a M.A. in Social Anthropology from SOAS, University of London. Her current...Read more


Cite as

Rabach, Kaitlyn. 2020. "Kaitlyn Rabach Research Program". STS-Disaster Research Network


The image below links to a PECE essay with ethnographic materials from my project (ex. newspaper clippings, websites, interviews, fieldnotes, etc)


Working Questions & Annotations

Here's an overview of questions I have designed around various themes, including:

  • (IL)Liberalism & Populism(s)
  • Anthropology of Europe & Ireland
  • Feminist Ethnographies & Experimental Methodologies 
  • Emic Readings // created by Kim Fortun

I use various tools such as google docs and Evernote to annotate readings responding to the above questions. I also upload these annotations to my structured analytic in the PECE platform.

Cross-Scale Mapping of Late Liberalism

The cross-scale logics of PECE are "designed to draw out the disjunctures and undecidabilities that occur when passing from one scale or domain to another."

In order to analyze and organize my data, I plan on using this cross-scale questioning analytic that is tailored to better understanding populist movements in an era of late liberalism. To create this analytic, I considered Kim Fortun’s understanding of late industrialism (Fortun 2012) and Elizabeth Povinelli’s understandings of late liberalism, a “topological twist” in the governance of difference and the governance of markets (Povinelli 2015). For Povinelli, late liberalism is like a symphony—there is no one time or place where late liberalism has happened. 


Each image links to a PECE essay with PDFS and annotations of readings on the desginated theme.

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