Ethnography

Ethnography Working Group Coordinators:

Ashelee Yang (asheleeyang@ucla.edu)

Kyle Nelson (kylenelson@ucla.edu)

Stefan Timmermans (Stefan@soc.ucla.edu)

Jeffrey Guhin (guhin@soc.ucla.edu)

  

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in presenting a paper or works-in-progress.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

April 28, 2017, 2:00 p.m. in Haines 279

Leslie Salzinger, University of California, Berkeley

"Arbitraging Identity: The National Terrain of Transnational Profit in Mexico City's Foreign Exchange Markets

Co-sponsored with Political Sociology and the Global South and Gender Working Groups and the Center for Mexican Studies

 

May 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. in Haines 279

Daniel Winchester, Purdue University

"Talking Your Self Into It: How Accounts Shape Motivation for Action"

 

 

 

2016-2017 Past Events:

September 28, 2016, 11:00 a.m. in Haines 279

Ethnography Working Group Planning Meeting

 

October 28, 2016, 11:00 a.m. in Haines 279

Group Coding Session featuring Oded Marom, USC

 

November 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m. in Haines 279

Glenda Flores, University of California, Irvine

"Discovering a Hidden Privilege: Ethnography in Multiracial Organizations as an Outsider Within"

 

November 18, 2016, 11:00 a.m. in Haines 279

Steven McKay, University of California, Santa Cruz

"Transnational Social Fields of Masculinity: Theorizing Gender Through Migration"

Co-sponsored with Political Sociology and the Global South Working Group

 

December 2, 2016, 2:00 p.m. in Haines 279

Jack Katz, University of California, Los Angeles

"Ever Becoming: Existential Challenges in Ethnographic Fieldwork"

 

January 20, 2017, 1:00 p.m. in Haines 279

Jacob Thomas, UCLA, and Peng Huang, Peking University

"The Advantages and Disadvantages of Bi-Cultural Ethnographic Enterprises"

 

January 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. in Haines 279

Laura Hamilton, University of California, Merced

"College Outsourced? The Family-University Partnership and Its Costs"

Co-sponsored with the Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility and Family Working Groups

 

March 13, 2017, 9:30 a.m. in Haines 352

Corey Abramson, University of Arizona

"The (Unequal) End Game: How Structure and Culture Stratify Our Final Years"

(Informal Ethnographic Methodology Discussion, 11:15 a.m. in Haines 215)

Co-sponsored with the Family and Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility Working Groups

 

April 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. in Haines 279

Summer Gray, University of California, Santa Cruz

"Toward a Relational Ethnography of Climate (In)Justice: Authoritarianism and the Making of Coastal Vulnerability"

Co-sponsored with Political Sociology and the Global South Working Group

 

April 24, 2017, 3:00 p.m. in Haines 279

Yewon Lee, University of California Los Angeles

"Rights to the City of the Property-less: The Case of South Korea's Commercial Tenants' Resistance"

 

2015-2016 Events:

September 29, 2015

Ethnography Working Group Planning Meeting

October 23, 2015, 10:30 a.m. in Haines 279

Isaac Reed, University of Colorado, Boulder

"Between Structural Breakdown and Crisis Action: Interpretation in the Whiskey Rebellion and the Salem Witch Trials”

Co-sponsored with Theory Working Group

November 4, 2015, 12 p.m. in Haines 279

Emily Yen, University of California, Los Angeles

"Migrants of Lujiazai: Spotlights of Hidden Power Structures in Labor Conditions in Shanghai's Central Business District."

December 2, 2015, 12:00 p.m. in Haines 279

Neil Gong, University of California, Los Angeles

"(Not) Seeing Like a State Athletic Commission: Macro Forces As Micro Motives in Non-Sanctioned Fight Events"

January 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m. in Haines 279

Forrest Stuart, The University of Chicago

“Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row”

February 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m. in Haines 279

Michael Siciliano, University of California, Los Angeles

"Wormholing, deep-diving, and disappearing: Immersive, techno-mediated experience among routine, creative industry workers"

February 19, 2016, 12:00 p.m. in Haines 279

Ranita Ray, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

"Making of a Teenage Service Class"

Co-sponsoring with Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility Working Group

March 3, 2016, 10:30 a.m. in Public Affairs 1246

Julia Szymczak, The Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

"Then it becomes a Definition Problem and Not an Infection Problem: An Ethnographic Examination of a Publicly Reported Quality Measure"

Co-sponsoring with the Health Working Group

March 10, 2016, 11:00 a.m. in Haines 279

Rachael Heath Ferguson, Princeton University

"Identity, Reputation, and Trust in Anonymous Online Drug Transactions"

April 21, 2016, 4:00 p.m. in Royce 306

Rebecca Jean Emigh, University of California, Los Angeles

"How States and Societies Count: Censuses in Italy, the United States, and the United Kingdom"

Co-sponsored with The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, The Center for European and Russian Studies, The Center for 17th- & 18th Century Studies, The Center for Study of Women, the UCLA Department of Sociology, and the Theory Working Group.

April 27, 2016, 3:00 p.m. in Haines 279

Max Besbris, New York University

"Toward an Interactional Economics: The Importance of Dramaturgy, Culture, and Coordination in the Making of Price and Demand"

May 26, 2016, 2:00 p.m. in Haines 279

Iddo Tavory, New York University

"Summoned: Identification and Religious Life in a Jewish Neighborhood"

Co-sponsored with the Theory Working Group