[SIGCIS-Members] Last call: 15th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods in New York City, July 18 to 29, 2022

Renzo Taddei renzotaddei at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 16:21:26 PDT 2022

*Apologies for cross-posting. A few seats are still available. Please
disseminate this to potentially interested parties. *

*15th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods in New York City*

On-site in New York City: July 18 to 29, 2022 – 9 AM to 12 PM EDT
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The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to
announce the 15th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods. In
2022, the course returns to its face-to-face modality in New York City.
Classes will meet at Teachers College, Columbia University.

The Field School aims to offer training in the foundations and practice of
ethnographic methods. The faculty works closely with participants to
identify the required field methods to address their academic or
professional needs. The Field School is suitable for graduate and
undergraduate students in social sciences and other fields of study that
use qualitative approaches (such as education, communication, cultural
studies, health, social work, human ecology, development studies, and
consumer behavior, among others), applied social scientists, professionals,
and researchers who have an interest in learning more about ethnographic
methods and their applications.


o   Foundations of ethnographic research

o   Theory and practice: social theories in the field

o   Research design

o   Data collection techniques

o   Planning the logistics of field research

o   Digital ethnography

o   Ethnography in interface with Social Network Analysis and other trends
in the field of the digital humanities

o   Ethnography in specific fields of activity (applied social sciences,
health, social service, environmental studies, public policy design,
business, and others)

o   Principles of organization and indexation of field data

o   Analyzing field data; qualitative analysis software packages: basic

The total workload of the course is 30 hours. In this edition of the summer
school, the option of earning credits is not available.

Places are limited. The tuition fee is US$ 1,200. *Comitas Field School
Fellowship:* a limited amount of fellowships are available to students from
underrepresented minorities and low-income countries. See information on
how to apply at the end of the application form.

The application should be completed online *here*
<http://cifas.us/field-school-registration-form/>. For more information,
please see https://cifas.us/field-school/ or email us at
fieldschool at cifas.us.
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