“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

Innovation Hub at U of T offers training for undergrads and grads who would like to learn qualitative research skills and how to apply them in an institutional environment
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Innovation Hub at U of T offers training for undergrads and grads who would like to learn qualitative research skills and how to apply them in an institutional environment

The Innovation Hub at U of T offers training for undergrads and grads who would like to learn qualitative research skills and how to apply them in an institutional environment – in this case, to improve student life at U of T.  Check here for info about the program and details on the info sessions … 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

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

Graduate Student Job Opportunity!
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Graduate Student Job Opportunity!

Call for Graduate Student Researchers to support joint Faculty of Music/Ethnography Lab Research Project in Kensington Market The Faculty of Music and the University of Toronto Ethnography Lab would like to hire one or two graduate student researchers to support the joint research project “Keeping Kensington “Kensington”: Value and Affordability in Toronto’s Kensington Market,” supported … Continue reading

“Doing Ethnography Now” at AAA “Raising our Voices”
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“Doing Ethnography Now” at AAA “Raising our Voices”

“Doing Ethnography Now”A virtual Roundtable at the American Anthropology Association virtual meetings Raising Our Voices 2020  Saturday, November 14th from 5:00 – 6:00 PM EST Join our live-streamed roundtable event, hosted by Andrew Gilbert and Hannah Quinn with Alissa Jordan, George Marcus, Mike Fortun, Kregg Hetherington, Cassandra Hartblay, and Farzaneh Hemmasi This roundtable brings together members of … Continue reading