“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

“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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Ethnography in/of the Pandemic Follow-Up Sessions
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Ethnography in/of the Pandemic Follow-Up Sessions

The response to our first roundtable, Ethnography in/of the Pandemic, exceeded our expectations both in the number of those interested and participating and the richness of the discussion.  We have decided to hold three follow-up sessions, each focused on a cluster of questions and themes raised in our initial session.  Please note that the organizers are … 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