2019 CFP

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, January 4, 2019

CFP: Ethnography

2019 Cultural Studies Association (CSA) Conference
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
May 30-June 1, 2019
Conference Theme: Performance, Politics, Power

The Ethnography Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association 
[www.culturalstudiesassociation.org] invites submissions of panels or individual papers for at least two sponsored panels to be presented at the 2019 conference, which will take place at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, from May 30-June 1, 2019. Please see general call and theme panel call below.

General Call:

The Ethnographic Working Group investigates how the ethnographic method can continue to shed light onto the field of Cultural Studies, as well discussing the practice of ethnographic research. As a working group, we are a resource for each other and those interested in ethnographic methods. We look to discuss and debate best ethics and practices, such as how to store and document research, navigate IRB, HSRB, and other institutional review boards, negotiate certain field sites, and conduct interviews. This is an open general call for papers reflecting these interests in ethnography.

Theme Call: 

The Ethnographic Working Group also seeks papers critically exploring the conference theme of “Performance, Politics, Power” through the interdisciplinary lens of ethnography and related fields of inquiry, professional experience, and/or non-traditional scholarship. These papers (or creative performance presentations) may address, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ethnography and power in an age of globalization, capitalism, and neoliberalism
  • Performing interdisciplinarity in ethnographic research and/or pedagogical practice
  • Case studies of negotiations of power and politics in ethnographic production, distribution, and/or exhibition
  • Ethnographic and phenomenological research in the areas of religion, spirituality, art, and culture in light of globalization and neoliberal capitalism

Submissions can be either an individual paper, or pre-constituted panel and are due on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, through the Cultural Studies Association website. Please follow the Easy Chair submission guidelines and instructions found on the CSA Conference Registration page. Be sure to submit your proposal via the Ethnography “Working Group Paper” track on EasyChair. Applicants do NOT need to be members of CSA to submit, but will be asked to join CSA as a member if their proposal is accepted.

Travel grants are available for partial reimbursement to advanced undergraduate and graduate students who present their papers HERE.