Drawing Culture, or Ethnography as a Graphic Art: The Making of Lissa


Contributed date

August 6, 2018 - 12:59pm

Critical Commentary

This artifact further elaborates and comments on Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye's work, Lissa. 

From the website:

"This slide-essay has been excerpted from Coleman Nye and Sherine Hamdy’s presentation at the 2017 American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting Executive Session “Drawing Culture, or Ethnography as a Graphic Art: The making of Lissa.” The session had two parts: the first was to explore how complex anthropological concepts are conveyed through comics; the second was to examine the collaborative process that went into the crafting of Lissa, for which ethnographic filmmaker Francesco Dragone spoke and screened his documentary film about the Lissa team’s research trip to Egypt, and for which Faye Ginsburg (New York University) served as the discussant. Below are the discussant remarks on the first half of the session from Julie Livingston (New York University)."


Hamdy, Sherine, and Coleman Nye. 2018. “Drawing Culture, or Ethnography as a Graphic Art: The Making of Lissa.” American Anthropologist website, June 7.



Group Audience

Cite as

Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye, "Drawing Culture, or Ethnography as a Graphic Art: The Making of Lissa", contributed by Maggie Woodruff, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 6 August 2018, accessed 17 June 2024. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/drawing-culture-or-ethnography-graphic-art-making-lissa