Ethnography at a Distance - Faculty Working Group
Initial Meeting - open to interested faculty!
“Ethnography at a Distance”
Join us on Tuesday, December 15th at 10am for an initial planning meeting. All interested faculty and advanced graduate students are welcome! The first hour will be dedicated to planning for the spring semester and the last 30 minutes (optional) are for informal sharing of current work.
Ethnography typically relies on face-to-face interaction. However, during this time of social distancing, the participant-observation and interview methods that ethnographers employ cannot be carried out as usual. This working group will draw faculty from across campus to discuss ways to continue our own ethnographic research and to coach our students in theirs.
This Faculty Working Group will meet virtually throughout the year to share resources, develop strategies, and support each other’s ethnographic research and teaching in this challenging time. As a group, we will determine if there are any outside resources we want to draw in and whether there may be products from our work that we want to share with the larger campus or scholarly communities, or perhaps with the general public.
The establishment of this working group will help support ongoing faculty research and the university’s long term commitment to community engaged research, complementing emerging efforts to support teaching from a distance at this critical period.
This group is currently accepting new members. Contact facilitator Bambi Chapin (Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health) for more information.