**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.
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
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
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
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”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
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
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
The theme for the 2020/2021 *virtual* speaker series is “Telling Ethnographic Stories.” Through this speaker series we will hear from our colleagues about the ways that they are thinking about and working with the stories they have witnessed and collected through their research. How do we as ethnographers engage in storytelling? How do we build … Continue reading
On August 5th and 6th 2020, graduate students from the department of anthropology at the University of Toronto will be presenting research papers and works-in-progress to their peers and faculty. You are warmly invited to attend, watch the presentations, and engage with comments and questions. The event is presented by the Anthropology Graduate Student Union … Continue reading