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Snacks, etc.

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Folks: Might we get a snacks/beverages signup going for meetings? I'm happy to take the first week. What do people like? Please add your preferences and I'll try to pick up a range of stuff. Me, I'm partial to iced teas (preferably not sweet), and…Continue

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What is the Ethnography Studio?

The Ethnography Studio brings together ethnographers from a broad array of disciplines and approaches–from arts to engineering, anthropology to education, computer science to sociology–who are experimenting with ways of understanding complex social phenomena, of small and large scales, while embracing the uncertainty and ambiguities that ethnographic research affords for creative thinking. Acknowledging the usefulness and limits of research design and well established data collection techniques, the Studio takes advantage of a broad array of methodologies and theoretical approaches and values diversity and contradiction rather than cohesiveness and convergence. Members of the studio work through their project ideas, research design, and writing in a space where peer support and learning is imagined as asking each other hard questions from a collaborative and collegial standpoint.

The Studio is hosted at the Rice Anthropology Department and directed by Andrea Ballestero. Check our other website for updates and public events:


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Upcoming workshop with Kim Fortun: Ethnographies that Move

Posted by Ethnography Studio on September 24, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Photograph by Thomas Sørenes from Tacoma, Washington, USA (PLU DanceUploaded by russavia) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ethnographies that…


Reports on the workshop on "the underground" by Jing Wang and Svetlana Borodina

Posted by Ethnography Studio on May 8, 2014 at 10:28pm 0 Comments

Report on Underground Workshop

Jing Wang

Overall, the workshop was a productive space for sharing different ideas among people work with diverse materials, topics, and concepts. After watching two videos related to the topic of underground, we divided into two groups and brainstormed about what we thought underground entailed, meant, referred to, etc. People reflected on the conceptualization of underground –…


The Place of Oil by Kaylee Yocum

Posted by Ethnography Studio on April 21, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Origins, Oil, and the Underground:

A Look at the Story of Oil as presented by the Houston Museum of Natural Science

By Kaylee Yocum…


Underground Press in Houston by Lydia Smith

Posted by Ethnography Studio on April 21, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

The Life Cycle and Legacy of the Underground Press in Houston:

Space City!’s Self-Awareness of Opposition

By Lydia Smith

Anthropology and Visual Arts Major…


Object#3 Assemblage

Posted by JING SHARON DOLPHIN WANG on March 18, 2014 at 10:22am 11 Comments

For my project, one of the central questions is to explore how historical re-imagination of ethnic identity plays its role in contemporary China - under what socioeconomic conditions, in what forms, shaped by whom, what ideologies or what means, what impact they have on the community, and how to ethnographically investigate such phenomenon. So here is really an assemblage - rather than a bounded object -  of narratives and images of the Hui Muslims in Xi'an,…



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