Workshop in Urban Ethnography (Socy 630)


Elijah Anderson

The ethnographic interpretation of urban life and culture. Conceptual and methodological issues will be discussed. Ongoing projects of participants will be presented in a “workshop” format, thus providing participants with critical feedback as well as the opportunity to learn from and contribute to ethnographic work "in progress." Selected ethnographic works will be read and assessed.

Mondays, 11:30am-1:20 pm (210 Prospect St, Room 203)

For more information on the workshops, click on the invitation links.


Workshop Schedule and Speakers

January 9th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Michèle Lamont
Harvard University
Responses to Discrimination and Social Resilience Under Neo-Liberalism: The Case of Brazil, Israel, and the United States.

January 16th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
No Workshop Scheduled

January 23rd, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Alondra Nelson
Columbia University
Social Excavation: On Writing Body and Soul

January 30th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
John Stanfield, II
University of Indiana, Bloomington
The Promising Healing Virtues of Ethnography: Notes from Rwanda to Inner City & Small Town USA with Stops in Brazil and South Africa

February 6th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Fred Wherry
University of Michigan
Theory, History, and Field Confrontations in The Philadelphia Barrio

February 13th , 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Douglas Massey
Princeton University
Brokered Boundaries: Constructing Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times

February 20th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Patricia White
National Science Foundation
Assessing and Funding Qualitative Research: Perspective from a "Science" Agency

February 27th , 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Andrew Abbott
University of Chicago
An Introduction to the Chicago School

March 5th

March 12th

March 19th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Alice Goffman
University of Wisconsin
On the Run: An American Ghetto in the Era of Surveillance and Imprisonment

March 26th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Jonathan Reider
Backstage and Blackstage: Ethnographic Encounters with Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 2nd, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Derek Hyra
Virginia Tech
Community Inclusion and Conflict: Multiracial Gentrification in Washington, DC

April 9th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Jeremy Nowak
William Penn Foundation
Place Making in Older Cities: The Opportunities for Ethnographic Intelligence

April 16th, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
Waverly Duck
University of Pittsburgh
Precarious Living: Race, Inequality, and the Orderliness of a Declining Community

April 23rd, 11:30 am-1:20 pm
No Workshop Scheduled