Karen Pennesi
Department of Anthropology

      

The University of
Western Ontario

Interviewing in Quixada, Brazil 

Interviewing in Quixada, Brazil.

Publications:

Pennesi, Karen (2016) “'They can learn to say my name': Redistributing Responsibility for Integrating Immigrants to Canada.” Anthropologica 58(1):46-59.

Pennesi, Karen (2015) “Constructing 'Farmer' and 'State' Identities in Moral Discourses about Semi-subsistence Agriculture in Northeast Brazil”. Journal of Latin American Studies 47(4): 781-809.

Pennesi, Karen (2014) “Reading and Righting the Names at a Convocation Ceremony: Ideological Influences on Name Usage in an Institutional Interaction. Names: A Journal of Onomastics 62(1): 37-48.

Pennesi, Karen (2013) “Predictions as Lies in Ceará, Brazil: the intersection of two cultural models.” Anthropological Quarterly 86(3):759-790.

Spinney, Jennifer and Karen Pennesi (2013) “When the River Started underneath the Land: Social Constructions of a 'Severe' Weather Event in Pangirtung, Nunavut.” Polar Record 49(4):362-372.

Pennesi, Karen and Carla Renata B. de Souza (2012) “O Encontro Anual dos Profetas da Chuva em Quixadá, Ceará: A Circulação de Discursos na Invenção de uma Tradição” (The Annual Meeting of Rain Prophets in Quixadá, Ceará: The Circulation of Discourses in the Invention of Tradition). Horizontes Antropológicos 38:159-186.

Pennesi, Karen, Jadah Arokium and Gordon McBean (2012) “Integrating Local and Scientific Weather Knowledge as a Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Arctic.” Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 17(8):897-922.

 Conference Papers:

Pennesi, Karen (2016) “Facebook’s ‘Real Names’ Policy: Discursive Constructions of Personal Naming Agency.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names. Calgary. 29 May.

Pennesi, Karen (2015) “Differential Responses to Constraints on Naming Agency among Aboriginal Peoples and Immigrants in Canada”. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Denver. 19 November.

Pennesi, Karen (2014) “Strategies of Institutional Agents for Reducing Difficulties with Diverse Names: Saving Face and Reproducing Race” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names. St. Catharine's. 25 May.

Pennesi, Karen (2014) “'They can learn to say my name': Reconfiguring Responsibility for Integrating Immigrants to Canada.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Anthropology Society. Toronto. 30 April.

Pennesi, Karen (2013) “'That's not my name': Negotiating Personal Names in Newcomer—Institution Interactions in Canada.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Chicago. 19-23 November.

Pennesi, Karen (2011) “The Future and Farming in Northeast Brazil.” Paper presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Montreal. 16-20 November.

 Blog Posts:

Pennesi, Karen (2016) “Diversity and Names: Designing for Belonging.” Belonging, Identity, Language, Diversity Research Group (BILD). Blog posted 8 May 2016. Available at: https://bildlida.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/diversity-and-names-designing-for-belonging-by-karen-penes/.

Iannozzi, Michael and Karen Pennesi (2015) “Does that Name Mean Anything to You?” Canadian Language Museum Blog. Posted 6 September 2015. Available at: https://langmusecad.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/does-that-name-mean-anything-to-you/.