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

“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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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

“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

Calling Socio-cultural Anthropology Undergraduates: Fully Funded Summer Internship in India
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Calling Socio-cultural Anthropology Undergraduates: Fully Funded Summer Internship in India

Professor Tania Li has received funding from the Dean’s International Initiatives Fund (DIIF) to cover air fare and living costs for 4 students to travel to Kerala, India, for internships at the Centre for Research and Education for Social Transformation (CREST). The commitment is for two months, May-June (2 interns) and July-August (2 interns).  Six … Continue reading

Ethnography Lab Workshop Series 2016-2017
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Ethnography Lab Workshop Series 2016-2017

Ethnographic Objects: Materialities and Meanings The Ethnography Lab is excited to launch its 2016-2017 Workshop Series. This year, the series will focus on experimenting with different techniques for interpreting ethnographic data. Once primary data has been gathered in the field, every ethnographer must grapple with deciding which techniques are best suited to analyzing it before … Continue reading

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Visual Ethnography Event Schedule (Fall 2016)

The Ethnography Lab’s visual ethnography group aims to offer hands-on experience in visual research documentation and to promote a thorough understanding of the conceptual, ethical, and stylistic issues involved in this continually evolving methodology. We focus primarily on audio-visual methods, but photography, new media, and other visual input is welcomed. This fall (2016) we will … Continue reading