“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

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

“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

Do You Queer What I Queer?: Recording, Telling, and Archiving an Ethnographic Podcast
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Do You Queer What I Queer?: Recording, Telling, and Archiving an Ethnographic Podcast

Join Elliott Tilleczek (PhD Student, Anthropology) and Thomas Stoneman (Youth Educator) on Wednesday, November 4th as they discuss the various methods and types of work that go into creating their podcast Do You Queer What I Queer? In addition to speaking about the podcast, Elliott and Thom will host a workshop and show in real-time what is … Continue reading

“Pandemic Dreams – Notes From an Online Research Project in the Summer of COVID-19”
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“Pandemic Dreams – Notes From an Online Research Project in the Summer of COVID-19”

Welcome to our first virtual speaker series event of the year! Join Erica Kilius (PhD Student, Anthropology), Leela McKinnon (PhD Student, Anthropology), and Noor Abbas (MSc Student, Anthropology) as they discuss their COVID-19 and Sleep study conducted this summer, funded through the University of Toronto Student Engagement Awards. While their lab typically explores sleep through … Continue reading

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Ethnography Lab Events Cancelled Until Further Notice

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Greetings from the Ethnography Lab; we hope you are well.  In keeping with the recommendation of the University Provost, and the steps taken by the Anthropology Department at St. George, we are cancelling all Ethnography Lab events until further notice.  We sincerely hope to reschedule them all for the Fall. Let … Continue reading

“Getting to Know the Community: gathering quantitative and qualitative data through census interviews” with Prof. Janice Boddy (University of Toronto)
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“Getting to Know the Community: gathering quantitative and qualitative data through census interviews” with Prof. Janice Boddy (University of Toronto)

Please join us for the Ethnography Lab Methods Café Series! Wednesday, March 11 at 12noon in AP 330  “Getting to Know the Community: gathering quantitative and qualitative data through census interviews” with Prof. Janice Boddy (University of Toronto). All are welcome! Continue reading

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Performance Ethnography Working Group Update

The Performance Ethnography Working Group met for the first time on Friday the 7th of February, 2020 in the Sensorium Loft at York University. We had a diverse, multidisciplinary group of 15 participants. Some were of a humanities background, coming from Anthropology and Environmental Studies. Others were of a fine arts background, coming from Dance, … Continue reading