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The Contemporary Ethnography and Inequality Workshop advances cutting-edge ethnographic work addressing social, economic, and political inequality. The workshop circulates, appraises, and critically evaluates research presented by leading scholars as well as works-in-progress by graduate students rigorously pursuing ethnographic inquiry and methods. The workshop is open to students and faculty from across the University as well as faculty and students from nearby Boston and Cambridge universities. While regular attendance is the norm, visitors are welcome. Our workshop is supported by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Anthropology, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

In the Fall Semester, we will meet approximately once a month on Thursdays from noon to 1:30 pm.

Fall 2019 Workshop Calendar

Thursday, October 10, 2019
"IRB for Ethnographers"
Shannon Sewards
Director of the Committee on the Use of Human Subjects, Harvard University
Thursday, October 10, 2019 12-1:30 PM
601 William James Hall

W.E.B. Du Bois Seminar Room

Friday, October 11, 2019
“Disposable Houses: An Ethnography of ‘Unreal Estate’ in Detroit”
Sharon Cornelissen
Postdoctoral Fellow, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University
Friday, October 11, 2019 12:15-1:15 PM
One Bow Street, 4th Floor

Co-Sponsored with the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University

Thursday, October 24, 2019
“The American Dream Deferred: Immigrant Educational Incorporation in the New Latino South”
Daphne M. Penn
Doctoral Candidate, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

“Caring State Contra Healthy Society? State-Making And Indigenous Resurgence in Deanuleahki, Sápmi”
Annikki Herranen-Tabibi
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
Thursday, October 24 12-1:30 PM
1550 William James Hall

Thursday, November 14, 2019
"Post-Disaster Citizenship: Racial Politics after Fukushima"
Vivian Shaw
College Fellow, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
Thursday, November 14, 2019 12-1:30 PM
601 William James Hall
W.E.B. Du Bois Seminar Room