Affects in Anthropology, By Mason Lorch (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)
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Affects in Anthropology, By Mason Lorch (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)

This blog post was part of the coursework for the Ethnographic Practicum course, “Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity.” It was originally posted in the category “Concepts and Methods.” ln this post, I will briefly outline a key theoretical concept that I used extensively in my research: the concept of affect. It is … Continue reading

Morally Grounded Ethnographies that Impart Change, By Nana Koomson and Mason Lorch (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)
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Morally Grounded Ethnographies that Impart Change, By Nana Koomson and Mason Lorch (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)

This blog post was part of the coursework for the Ethnographic Practicum course, “Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity.” It was originally posted in the category “Concepts and Methods.” While doing ethnographic research on how students at the University of Toronto imagine themselves as diversity workers, we discovered that the University as an … Continue reading

Observing Closely: Phantom Dialogues in Discussions of Diversity Initiatives, By Mason Lorch (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)
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Observing Closely: Phantom Dialogues in Discussions of Diversity Initiatives, By Mason Lorch (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)

This blog post was part of the coursework for the Ethnographic Practicum course, “Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity.” It was originally posted in the category “Concepts and Methods.” As part of my preliminary research into diversity-related happenings at UofT, I watched a video released by the Rotman School to commemorate the introduction … Continue reading

The Challenge of “Critical” Ethnography, By Fatemeh Khavaninzadeh, with Input from Katerina Richard and Oliver Cusimano (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)
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The Challenge of “Critical” Ethnography, By Fatemeh Khavaninzadeh, with Input from Katerina Richard and Oliver Cusimano (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)

This blog post was part of the coursework for the Ethnographic Practicum course, “Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity.” It was originally posted in the category “Concepts and Methods.” It’s always easier to judge, harder to understand. So as anthropologists in training, we are constantly reminded and taught to let go of our … Continue reading

Students Studying Students: When Do Interviews Become Too Formal? By Isabella Gillard and Yuyang Yuan (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)
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Students Studying Students: When Do Interviews Become Too Formal? By Isabella Gillard and Yuyang Yuan (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)

This blog post was part of the coursework for the Ethnographic Practicum course, “Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity.” It was originally posted in the category “Concepts and Methods.” It is an interesting dynamic to be a student studying other students who attend the same university, an institution which is also your primary … Continue reading

What the Survey Misses: the Value of Face-to-Face Interview, By Maya Banerjee (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)
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What the Survey Misses: the Value of Face-to-Face Interview, By Maya Banerjee (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)

This blog post was part of the coursework for the Ethnographic Practicum course, “Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity.” It was originally posted in the category “Concepts and Methods.” Most research projects, ethnographic or otherwise, involve some initial deliberation over methods; How will you gather participants? What methods will you use to extract … Continue reading

The Wall of Rejections: Experiences of Failing to Choose/Get into a Field, By Yuyang Yuan, Fatemeh Khavaninzadeh and Isabella Gillard (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)
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The Wall of Rejections: Experiences of Failing to Choose/Get into a Field, By Yuyang Yuan, Fatemeh Khavaninzadeh and Isabella Gillard (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)

This blog post was part of the coursework for the Ethnographic Practicum course, “Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity.” It was originally posted in the category “Concepts and Methods.” Yuyang: In Grade 12, after applying for universities, my friends and I created a “Wall of Rejections” on a whim. We stuck our rejection … Continue reading

The Promise of Diversity, By Aashna Shan (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)
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The Promise of Diversity, By Aashna Shan (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)

This blog post was part of the coursework for the Ethnographic Practicum course, “Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity.” It was originally posted in the category “Confronting Walls and Normalizing Practices.” To me, the essence of diversity is creating a space where a range of people from different walks of life can co-exist. … Continue reading

What Is Diversity? By Aashna Shah (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on DiversityWhat Is Diversity? By Aashna Shah)
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What Is Diversity? By Aashna Shah (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on DiversityWhat Is Diversity? By Aashna Shah)

This blog post was part of the coursework for the Ethnographic Practicum course, “Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity.” It was originally posted in the category “Confronting Walls and Normalizing Practices.” Out of all the students enrolled at the university about 25% are international students. They are often the flag bearers of cultural … Continue reading

Diversity in the University: An Impossible Ideal, By Aashna Shah and Nana Koomson (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)
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Diversity in the University: An Impossible Ideal, By Aashna Shah and Nana Koomson (Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity)

This blog post was part of the coursework for the Ethnographic Practicum course, “Ethnography of the University 2021: Focus on Diversity.” It was originally posted in the category “Confronting Walls and Normalizing Practices.” When deconstructing what diversity meant at the university Aashna stumbled upon U of T’s definition which suggested that diversity is both the … Continue reading