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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Call for Papers: 15th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference

The Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago is proud to host the 15th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference. This is an annual graduate student conference hosted 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. It provides a venue through which graduate students can share their ethnographic scholarship with one another and get feedback from faculty based in the Chicago area.

This year's conference will be held at International House on the University of Chicago campus on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Students in all academic disciplines are invited to present their original ethnographic research. We take a broad view of ethnographic research. Papers can be based on a variety of ethnographic methods, including but not limited to: field observation, in-depth interviews, focus group interviews, autoethnography, visual ethnography, and other forms of qualitative research. Papers in all substantive areas are welcome. In the past, presentation topics have included culture, class, crime, education, ethnicity, gender, family, globalization, health and illness, immigration, medicine, methodology, performance ethnography, race, religion, sexualities, social movements, technology, urban poverty, and work and employment. The theme of this year's conference is Culture and Subcultures. In addition to the above noted topics, graduate students are encouraged to submit papers that examine the processes, implications, and identities involved with the production and reproduction of culture and subcultures across social space and settings.

The two plenary speakers will be David Grazian and Jeffrey Kidder.

Visit the conference website at for additional information and updates about the 15th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference. 

Submission Guidelines:

To submit papers, please complete the online submission form available on the conference website at The online submission form asks for an extended abstract with a minimum of 500 words. It will also ask for keywords.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 21, 2013. All presenters will be notified of acceptance by Thursday, January 31, 2013. Participants will be asked to submit their full papers to the conference committee by Monday, February 18th.

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