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17th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference

UPDATE: A big thank you to all keynote speakers, participants, discussants, the planning committee, sponsors, and all registered attendees who made this year’s conference a success! Please stay tuned for next year’s conference details and associated emails relating to the Journal of Qualitative and Ethnographic Research (JEQR).

General Info: The recent 17th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference was held on the campus of Loyola University Chicago Department of Sociology on Saturday, March 14th, 2015.

This annual graduate student conference is hosted on a rotating basis by one of several Chicago-area Sociology departments, including DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, the University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago. The conference provides an opportunity for graduate students to share their ethnographic scholarship with one another and get feedback from faculty and other graduate students based in the Chicago area and beyond.

2015 Conference Theme: “The World(s) of Ethnography: Critical Perspectives and Social Justice”

Plenary Speakers
Mary Jo Neitz, professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri.

Patricia Clough, professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York.

Matthew W. Hughey, associate professor of Sociology and affiliate faculty in the Africana Studies Institute and American Studies Program at the University of Connecticut.