The Faculty of Music and the University of Toronto Ethnography Lab seeks one or two graduate student research assistants to support a joint research project “Keeping Kensington “Kensington”: Value and Affordability in Toronto’s Kensington Market.” This project is funded by the Connaught Community Research Partnership Program. Graduate student researchers will undertake engaged, qualitative, online and in-person research …
Featuring: * Biao Xiang, The Mobility, Technology, and Well-Being Lab (MOLAB), Anthropology of Economic Experimentation, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
* Tarini Bedi, Mobilities and Methods Lab, University of Illinois-Chicago, Department of Anthropology
* Melisa Cefkin, Waymo
Moderated by: William F. Stafford, JR., University of Toronto Mississauga
Ethnography Lab presents Multispecies Ethnography Speaker Series:Indigenous Standpoints & Multispecies Ethnography Speaker: Professor Professor Kim Tallbear Tuesday, February 1, 20222 – 3:30pm Please email Noha at firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom info!
Please join the Ethnography Lab at the University of Toronto for a methods workshop: Software in Ethnographic Research: Methods & a Cautionary Tale from Qualitative Data Analysis & MediaCAT, featuring Zachary Batist and Alejandro Paz. Time/Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 2 – 3pm ET Location: Zoom Description: Ever wondered what software programs might have to …
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 …
“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.
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 …
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?
**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.
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) …