This panel brings together the work of scholars engaged in struggle. Struggle names the subject of the texts, as well as the conditions under which they are produced. The research questions that guide “ethnographies of struggle” emerge from the unresolved issues confronting movements struggling against injustice. Ongoing debates within the movements about political tactics and strategies • for example, how to relate to the state and capital • often result in tensions that highlight the challenges to preserving an autonomous and transformative political agenda while engaging in broader political arenas. As participants in these spaces, we examine the limits and possibilities for integrating the theory and practice of movements into our research methodology. Drawing on experiences from Colombia, Brazil, the United States, and beyond, the presenters on this panel explore the potential for ethnography to disrupt the normative pull of conventional academic research. Building on multiple traditions of “intellectual dissidence” (Shah 2020), this panel creates space for (co-)imagining transgressive ethnographic praxes.