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April 11, 2019
Martina Avanza
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Wildavsky Conference Room,
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

Ethnography does not seem to be suited for situations in which the ethnographer dislikes the group she or he studies. Some fieldworkers even think that ethnography without empathy is almost impossible to achieve. That is why scholars tend to do ethnography of left-wing or subaltern group mobilizations and to study the right from a distance, with an etic perspective.


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Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods – July 8-Aug 16, 2019

This CER workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Students will receive six weeks of intensive methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative research. Scholarships are available for students studying Native American issues and for UCB Sociology students. Learn more and apply here.


"The Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil," Video is Up!

Alvaro Jarrín, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of the Holy Cross, presented at the Center for Ethnographic Research on October 9, 2018. For those of you who missed it, the video of the talk, titled "The Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil," is now available for viewing here.


Featured Books

Burning Dislike: Ethnic violence in high school

by Martín Sánchez-Jankowski (University of California Press, 2016)

Violence at the Urban Margins

Javier Auyero, Philippe Bourgois, and Nancy Scheper-Hughes (2015)

The End Game: How inequality shapes our final years

by Corey Abramson (Harvard University Press, 2015)

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