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 Spring 2020 Semester, we will meet approximately once a month on Thursdays from noon to 1:30 pm.

Thursday, March 5, 2020
12-1:30 PM /Room 1550, William James Hall

33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
Producing Luxury, Consuming Women, and Studying Up among the New Global Elite
Ashley Mears, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Boston University

Last Updated 03/24/2020: Due to the global public health crisis, the Contemporary Ethnography and Inequality Workshop has canceled remaining CEI Workshops for the Spring 2020 semester. We hope to resume our workshop lineup in the next academic year, when we look forward to hosting talks for: Seth Holmes, Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Graduate Program in Medical Anthropology, University of California, BerkeleySusan Ellison, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wellesley College; and Attilio Bernasconi, Doctoral Candidate and Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University; among other scholars.