CER News and Announcements

CER News and Announcements

CFP: Symposium on Innovations in Ethnographic Methodology

On March 4, 2016, CER is hosting a one-day symposium on Innovations in Ethnographic Methodology. We invite scholars from any discipline to submit paper proposals that focus on methodological innovations in conducting ethnographic research.  Exemplars to illustrate methodological contributions may be drawn from any substantive field, e.g. education, everyday life, inequality, health, migration, organizations, urban, etc. Scholars working in ethnographic traditions including Intepretivism, Symbolic Interaction, Ethnomethodology, Phenomenology, the Extended Case Method, and Behavioralism are encouraged to participate. 

Those wishing to present a paper are requested to submit an abstract (up to 500 words) along with a current cv. Papers should be focused on methodology and not on findings. The abstract should include a description of the innovation and state the contribution the paper makes to the existing issues within one or more ethnographic methodological traditions. Submissions are welcome from experienced ethnographers as well as those who have creative suggestions based on their work using other methods.

Those chosen to present their papers will have their economy airfare and two nights of lodging paid by the Center.  Selected papers from the conference will be submitted for a special issue of the journal Ethnography.  Abstracts for the conference are due by September 10, 2015, and notification of acceptance will be provided by October 10, 2015.  Please send abstract and cv to cer2015conf@gmail.com

   Unequal Until the End

In this op-ed in the Atlantic, Corey Abramson draws on his ethnographic research with seniors of varying racial and class backgrounds to show how inequality persists into later life. Abramson, CER affiliated faculty member and assistant professor of sociology at University of Arizona, will be talking about his research at an ISSI seminar on Tuesday, October 13. His book, The End Game: How Inequality Shapes our Later Years, was published by Harvard University Press earlier this year.

Children in Crisis: Ethnographic Studies in International Contexts – Now Available

A new collection of ethnographic studies about "Children in Crisis" is now available from Routledge. Edited by Manata Hashemi (PhD, Sociology, UC Berkeley) and Martín Sánchez-Jankowski (Professor of Sociology, ISSI Director, and Chair of the Center for Ethnographic Research at UC Berkeley), the volume brings together ethnographers conducting research on chidren living in crisis situations in both developing and developed regions of the world. The volume offers a cross-cultural approach that spans different cities in the global North and South to provide insight and analyses into the lifeworlds of their young, at-risk inhabitants.  Read more about the book and/or order a copy here.