Department of Sociology

Conference: "The Gender of Ethnography and the Ethnography of Gender"

Mon, April 3, 2017 | CLA 1.302E

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Presented by the Feminist Ethnography Project of the Urban Ethnography Lab
Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin

Conference Schedule

This one-day conference will bring together a group of distinguished feminist sociologists to discuss their ethnographic work as it relates to the study of gender.  They will address a variety of topics about their research, including:

• Using feminist theory to guide the selection of research topics and methods
• Being a feminist in the field
• Objectivity and feminism
• Embodiment, access, and emotional labor in the field
• The relationship between feminist research and feminist activism

At the conference, invited guests and UT faculty members will be asked to reflect on these and additional questions related to their ethnographic research projects. The goal of the conference is to promote a conversation between graduate students and experienced researchers on feminist perspectives in ethnography and how ethnographic research can promote feminist social change.

Invited Guests:
Jane Collins, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Patti Giuffre, Texas State University, San Marcos
Sanyu Mojola, University of Colorado, Boulder
Rhacel Parreñas, University of Southern California
Patricia Richards, University of Georgia

UT Graduate Student Organizers:
Shannon Malone, Vrinda Marwah, Ruijie Peng, Beth Prosnitz, Katie Rogers

Contact:  Christine Williams, University of Texas at Austin,

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