Craft of Ethnography

Craft of Ethnography

From Field to Text is a working group of early career scholars whose research and writing is rooted in the ethnographic method. The intellectual unity of the group is grounded in a shared belief that long-term participant observation fieldwork provides unique and valuable insights into the social world.

The group meets regularly to discuss works-in-progress, focusing on a set of issues related to ethnographic field methods, and the special claims it allows its practitioners to make about social experiences, social practices, and social relations. The principal goal of the meetings is a rigorous examination of the process of transforming field notes into rich analytical accounts – including writing with an ethnographic voice; generalizing claims; integrating embodied and non-verbalized aspects of interaction.

Members either are writing a manuscript or collecting ethnographic data. For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Members
Colin Jerolmack

Assistant Professor of Sociology New York University

Jooyoung Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar University of Pennsylvania

Erin O'Connor

Assistant Professor of Sociology Marymount Manhattan College

Richard Sennett

University Professor, NYU Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics

Harel Shapira

Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Public Knowledge

R. Tyson Smith

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research Rutgers University

Iddo Tavory

Assistant Professor of Sociology New School for Social Research

Lucia Trimbur

Assistant Professor of Sociology John Jay College

Organizers
Erin O'Connor

Assistant Professor of Sociology Marymount Manhattan College

Richard Sennett

University Professor, NYU Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics

Harel Shapira

Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Public Knowledge