Conference Program: Qualitative Social Science@Harvard - Knowledge Production and Community

February 28, 2012

Conference

Qualitative Social Science at Harvard: Knowledge Production and Community

Organized by the Qualitative Social Science @ Harvard Faculty Project

http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/qualitative/home

March 1-2, 2012

 

THURSDAY MARCH 1:

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA 02138

4:00 pm: Welcome and Introduction

Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and African and African-American Studies

Peter Marsden, Edith and Benjamin Geisinger Professor of Sociology, Dean of Social Science, and Harvard College Professor

4:10- 5:00pm: KEYNOTE LECTURE

“One Path into Qualitative Social Science.”
Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library

5:00- 5:45pm: Discussion

6:00pm: Reception (CGIS Concourse, outside Tsai Auditorium)

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 2:

Lower Level Conference Room, Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland St., Cambridge MA 02138

8:30am: Breakfast

9:00am: Welcome

Rakesh Khurana, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Harvard Business School

Patricia Craig, Executive Director, Center for European Studies

9:15-10:45am: PRODUCING HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE 

Chair: Rakesh Khurana, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Harvard Business School

“Lurking at the Crossroads of Politics and Culture in Twentieth-Century America”
Lizbeth Cohen, Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, and Interim Dean, Radcliffe Institute

“Moustache Counting: College Class Reports and the Collective Biography of America's Governing Class, 1870-1940
Peter Dobkin Hall, Professor of History and Theory, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York, and Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Kennedy School of Government

System and Serendipity in Historical Research
Julie Reuben, Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education

10:45-11:15: Break

11:15am- 12:45pm: USING MIXED METHODS 

Chair:  Matthew Desmond, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies and Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows

“We-ness" and Welfare: Using mixed methods to study the relationship between Subnationalism and Social development across Indian states”
Prerna Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Government

“Using Mixed Methods to Examine and Address Health Communication Inequalities”
Vish Viswanath, Associate Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health

“Combining In Depth Interviews, Survey and Census Data: The Challenges and Rewards of Mixed Methods Research”
Mary Waters, M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology

12:45-1:45pm: Lunch

1:45-3:15pm: PRODUCING ETHNOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE

Chair: Michel Anteby, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

"Qualitative Methods of Analysis in Authoritarian Contexts"
Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life

Foot Soldiers of the Gang: Ethnographic Knowledge Production and the Injury of Development
Laurence Ralph, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and African and African American Studies

“Managing Complexity at the Interface of Symptoms, Suffering, and Culture: An Approach to Discernment and Response to Eating Pathology in Fiji”
Anne Becker, Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

3:15-3:45pm: Break

3:45-5:15pm: THEORIES AND ACTION

Chair: Kyoko Sato, Lecturer on Sociology and Social Studies

"Urban Questions and the Theoretical Imperative"
Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory, Graduate School of Desig

“Qualitative Research: A Great Place to Start”
Robert Eccles, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

“Constitutional Studies: Making and Doing”
Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of International Law, Harvard Law School

5:15- 6:00:  WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED

Michel Anteby, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Matthew Desmond, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies and Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows

Rakesh Khurana, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Harvard Business School

Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and African and African-American Studies

Kyoko Sato, Lecturer on Sociology and Social Studies