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January 2017

“The Party and the Peddlers: Enacting Social Exclusion in Urban Policymaking”

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ethno Lab Conference Room, CLA 3.214F,

Brown bag series: "The Party and the Peddlers: Enacting Social Exclusion in Urban Policymaking" by Jacinto Cuvi. Paper will be circulated one week in advance.

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February 2017

“Ramadan in South Central LA”

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ethno Lab Conference Room, CLA 3.214F,

Brown bag series: "Ramadan in South Central LA" by Pamela Prickett, Rice University. Paper will be circulated one week in advance.

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Interviewing workshop with Kathleen Blee

February 14 @ 3:30 am - 6:30 pm
Ethno Lab Conference Room, CLA 3.214F + Google Map

As part of Dr. Shapira's Ethnographic Methods Seminar, Dr. Blee is joining us at UT to discuss interviewing techniques and workshop selected interview transcripts. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to Katie Sobering by February 3rd. Kathleen Blee is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, with affiliated appointments in History, Psychology, and Women’s Studies. She writes about gender, race, and social movements. She is currently studying unreported racial hate crimes and conducting an ethnography of urban bus riding.

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March 2017

“’Rumores de pasillo:’ Democratizing Information in the Transparent Organization”

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ethno Lab Conference Room, CLA 3.214F,

Brown bag series: Katie Sobering. “'Rumores de pasillo:' Democratizing Information in the Transparent Organization." Paper will be circulated one week in advance.

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“Politics from the kitchen. Mobilizing markets in and beyond the gastronomic field”

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ethno Lab Conference Room, CLA 3.214F,

Brown bag series: Nino Bariola. "Politics from the kitchen. Mobilizing markets in and beyond the gastronomic field." Paper will be circulated to fellows one week in advance. Email Katie Sobering for a copy of the paper. Title forthcoming. Paper will be circulated one week in advance.

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April 2017

Conference: The Gender of Ethnography and the Ethnography of Gender

April 3
CLA 1.302E,

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…

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“A Good Woman with a Gun: Contemporary Women and Gun Ownership”

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ethno Lab Conference Room, CLA 3.214F,

Brown bag series: "A Good Woman with a Gun: Contemporary Women and Gun Ownership" by Samantha Simon. Paper will be circulated one week in advance.

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Megan Reid, “Nonacademic Careers for Gender and Poverty Scholars”

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ethno Lab Conference Room, CLA 3.214F + Google Map

Megan Reid is a National Poverty Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Research on Poverty, in residence at the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families in Washington DC. As a National Poverty Fellow, she provides input and oversight to federal research and evaluation projects that examine policies and programs designed to support the economic and social well-being of low-income families, from proposal review to research design to final reports and recommendations.…

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Talk with Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazábal and Alonso Sánchez Baute

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ethno Lab Conference Room, CLA 3.214F + Google Map

The Urban Ethnography Lab is pleased to invite you this Friday Apr 14 1-2pm to a conversation with Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazábal (Cóndores no entierran todos los dias, 1972) and Alonso Sánchez Baute (Libranos del bien, 2008), two of Colombia's most renowned novelists, to discuss the process of writing and representing everyday violence in and for the ethnographic text. The presentations will be in Spanish. Panel discussant will be Gabriela Polit-Dueñas. As a basis for the conversation, we recommend reading Gabriel…

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“Against the Illusio: Troubling Refugee Status”

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ethno Lab Conference Room, CLA 3.214F,

Brown bag series: "Against the Illusio: Troubling Refugee Status" by Katie Jensen. Paper will be circulated one week in advance.

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