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“The ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of ethnographic comics with Professor Sherine Hamdy
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“The ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of ethnographic comics with Professor Sherine Hamdy

Please join the Ethnography Lab’s Working Group, The graphic in the ethnographic, for a talk by Professor Sherine Hamdy. A description of the event and how to register is below. Date/Time: Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 5 pm ET Location: Zoom The idea of this entertaining the graphic into the ethnographic series is an experimental attempt … Continue reading

Methods Café: “Gamestorming” w/Carsten Knoch
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Methods Café: “Gamestorming” w/Carsten Knoch

“Gamestorming” is a set of collaborative techniques — loosely structured like games — popular in private sector and nonprofit organizations. Gamestorming is used in group contexts to capture and process information, generate insights, solve problems and establish (or manufacture?) consensus. Usually, gamestorming activities take place during in-person meetings using white boards and sticky notes. During the pandemic, practitioners have increasingly adopted virtual whiteboards and other online tools to facilitate gamestorming. Gamestorming has come to be seen as a core tool in the “UX research” (user experience research) toolbox. Continue reading

Ethnography across the Campuses
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Ethnography across the Campuses

Date/Time: Thursday, Jan 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Description: Join the UTM Collaborative Digital Research Space (CDRS) and the Ethnography Lab (EL) for an informal discussion of ethnography across disciplines and campuses. This event is designed to foster transdisciplinary networks of researchers using, thinking with, and critiquing ethnography practices.  Structure of the … Continue reading

Diversity in the University 
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Diversity in the University 

Diversity in the University, Wednesday December 8, 10 am -1 pm

The word “diversity” is everywhere in universities these days, but what does diversity mean, and what does it do? How does “diversity” shape the life of the university? Is diversity something you embody, or something you do? How exactly do faculty, staff and students “do” diversity and what becomes of their efforts? Continue reading

COVID-19 and Organizational Ethnography
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COVID-19 and Organizational Ethnography

**Please join the Ethnography Lab for “COVID 19 and Organizational Ethnography” on Nov. 30 from 2-4 pm. Event Description and Registration info below.

In a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the decisions of governments, institutions, and corporations influence dozens, thousands, and sometimes millions of lives. Understanding how such organizations respond to crises and why they choose particular strategies over others is therefore of critical importance. Ethnography can be an important tool in such understandings because it is well-suited to untangling and tracing on-the-ground power relations. In this informal panel, Julian Posada and Bronwyn Frey discuss how the lives of their interlocutors–Latin American data workers and Berlin food couriers, respectively–have unfolded over the course of the pandemic. They discuss to what extent the decisions of elites can be understood and accessed, how people within and under these organizations experienced these responses, and what leverage they have in influencing organizational responses to the pandemic.

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“Meet the Labs”: Explorations in Speculative and Collaborative Ethnographic Practice from Vancouver to Los Angeles
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“Meet the Labs”: Explorations in Speculative and Collaborative Ethnographic Practice from Vancouver to Los Angeles

Join us on Friday, November 26, 2021, from 1-3 pm EDT for the second event in our series, “Meet the Labs”! We will be joined by two Ethnography Labs: Making Culture Lab at Simon Fraser University and the Laboratory of Speculative Ethnology run by Elizabeth Chin at the Art College Center of Design in California. Continue reading

Join the Ethnography Lab! A call for Student Convener Applications
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Join the Ethnography Lab! A call for Student Convener Applications

The Ethnography Lab would like to announce the opening of several volunteer convener positions to provide unique opportunities for ethnography-focused collaborations, mentorship, research, projects, and presentations based on thematic interests. The call is open to undergraduate and graduate students across all three campuses and disciplines. The Ethnography Lab invites applications for up to four (4) … Continue reading

“Meet Our Lab”: 2021-22 academic year kickoff
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“Meet Our Lab”: 2021-22 academic year kickoff

We invite you to meet our lab members, hear about current projects and upcoming events, and imagine with us what ethnography might be.

Please join the Ethnography Lab (EL) for an informal introduction to our lab members and their current projects. Special guest, Dr. William Stafford, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Visual Studies (UTM), an affiliate at EL, will be offering a mini lecture on his recent work in India. We will also hear from current Working Groups at EL and about upcoming events at EL for the 2021-22 academic year.
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We’re Hiring a Coordinator!
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We’re Hiring a Coordinator!

The University of Toronto Ethnography Lab is looking to hire a part-time casual coordinator to manage communications and administrative affairs starting September 1, 2021. The call is open to ethnographers across all three UofT campuses, with preference given to Anthropology graduate students. The position requires your presence at the Lab on campus, as far as … Continue reading

“Meet the Labs”: Explorations in Ethnographic Practice from Berlin and Quito
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“Meet the Labs”: Explorations in Ethnographic Practice from Berlin and Quito

Join us on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 10:00am-12:00pm EDT for the first event in our new series, “Meet the Labs.” We will be joined by two Ethnography Labs: Stadtlabor for Multimodal Urban Anthropology in Berlin, Germany and the Kaleidos Center for Interdisciplinary Ethnography in Quito, Ecuador. In November 2020, the University of Toronto Ethnography … Continue reading