The Ethnography Studio brings together ethnographers from a broad array of disciplines and approaches–from arts to engineering, anthropology to education, computer science to economics, mathematics 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.
With a long year of proposal writing and grant writing behind me, it is past time to give an update on my dissertation work. Practically speaking, the project exists now as a long list of organizational, ethnographic, and analytic to-dos, rather…Continue
As all of you know, I have been working on my Wenner Gren and SSRC proposals. And since the time is very limited toward the due dates, I have been just pushing myself to "finish" anything plausible in a form of ethnographic research on the road…Continue
My younger brother and I were walking into town the other day and on the way we ran into one of my former students from the college where my fieldwork was based. She had just graduate from college but to me she looked…Continue