Politics and the University: An Ethnographic Inquiry

Date(s) - 06/12/2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

AP 246

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Politics and the University: An Ethnographic Inquiry

Conference brought to you by the Ethnography Lab, practicum students, and Prof Tania Li

Is our university a hot bed of political activism, or is it a place of conformity, where structures of power are unchallenged?  What are the conditions under which a critical sensibility – a gut feeling that something is not right with the world –  morphs into collective action to bring about change?

To find out, ten grad and undergrad students carried out original ethnographic research in sites including food coops, the student union, colleges, sororities, clubs, campaign meetings, street protests and counter-protests, websites and archives.

Come hear  what they found and be inspired with the fun and challenge of conducting original ethnographic work right here on campus.  Stay for the whole afternoon, or just drop in for an hour –  everyone welcome.