Fall 2014

The Interdisciplinary Ethnography Workshop: Blurring the Boundaries of Practice

A yearlong series organized by students in the Religion, Sociology, and Anthropology departments to spark interdisciplinary conversation about ethnography and to demonstrate the diversity of the field by considering how ethnographic research can be paired with archival and historical work, performance studies, gender studies, religious studies, and media studies, among others. The series includes faculty presentations, master classes, and graduate student works in progress.


Tuesday, October 7: Master Class on “Navigating the Institutional Review Board”

Rena Lederman, Princeton University


Tuesday November 4 at 5:30 pm: “Using Historical Methods in Ethnography”

Neni Panourgia, Columbia University and Bharat Venkat, Princeton University

Interviewed by Leslie Ribovich (REL)


Tuesday November 11 at 5:30 pm: Master Class on “Writing Fieldnotes”

Roger Sanjek,
author of Ethnography in Today’s World,
Fieldnotes: The Makings of Anthropology, and
eFieldnotes: Makings of Anthropology in a Digital World (under review, 2016)


Tuesday, December 2: “Lingering in the Field”

Carol Stack and Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Princeton University

Interviewed by Sam Jaroszewski (SOC)


We are grateful for funding from our generous sponsors:

Sociology Department
Anthropology Department
University Center for Human Values
Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities
Program in American Studies
Religion Department
Center for the Study of Religion