The Contemporary Ethnography and Inequality Workshop advances 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 faculty and students from across the University, from nearby Boston and Cambridge universities, and throughout the country and globe, through our zoom workshop events. 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. We meet approximately twice a month on Thursdays from noon to 1:30 pm. 

For the Fall 2021 semester, we are thrilled to announce our workshop presenters:
On October 14, 2021, Shannon Sewards, Director of the Committee for the Use of Human Subjects (IRB) at Harvard Univerity;
On October 28, 2021, Armando Lara-Millán, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley;
On November 18, 2021, 
Amulya Mandava, Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology at Harvard University;
On December 2, 2021, Anima Adjepong,
 Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies at the University of Cincinnati;
And on December 9, 2021, Christien Philmarc Tompkins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University.

All Zoom invites will be sent through our CEI Workshop mailing list, which can be joined here: You can also email Aaron Benavidez, CEI Workshop Coordinator, at for Zoom links.

Note to Harvard University students: Sociology 3327: Contemporary Ethnography and Inequality Workshop is the four-unit workshop course (SAT/UNSAT) for participating in our six meetings from 12-1:30 PM. The CEI Workshop is directed by Kaya Williams, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, at Harvard University and Ieva Jusionyte, the Watson Family Associate Professor of International Security and Anthropology, at Brown University, and is sponsored within the Department of Sociology by Christopher Winship, the Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology, at Harvard University.