Event Title

Path To Diversity at Governors State University: Ethnographic Methods 2018

Start Date

4-12-2019 12:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2019 1:30 PM

Abstract

Ethnographic research allows the researcher to observe and record the space they are occupying while learning and refining fieldwork skills. Students in Dr. Kostarelos’ ethnographic methods course partook in an ethnographic exercise on the Governors State University campus, including Alumni Path. The GSU campus served as the site to learn and practice data gathering skills. Students mapped, observed, took field notes, photographed campus landscapes, and collaborated to collect data for this presentation. Students analyzed their data and discovered a diverse cultural landscape encoded on works of art, artifacts, and student activities that took place on campus during the fieldwork in September and October 2018. The exercise included reflexive discussion and writing on campus diversity among other social themes recorded in field notes, maps, and photographs.

Photos presented on the poster are the result of individual and collaborative fieldwork and in class workshops concerning field photography, visual data, and the representation of campus culture and community in the light of the Statement of Ethics framed by the American Anthropology Association.

Faculty / Staff Sponsor

Frances Kostarelos

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Path To Diversity at Governors State University: Ethnographic Methods 2018

Ethnographic research allows the researcher to observe and record the space they are occupying while learning and refining fieldwork skills. Students in Dr. Kostarelos’ ethnographic methods course partook in an ethnographic exercise on the Governors State University campus, including Alumni Path. The GSU campus served as the site to learn and practice data gathering skills. Students mapped, observed, took field notes, photographed campus landscapes, and collaborated to collect data for this presentation. Students analyzed their data and discovered a diverse cultural landscape encoded on works of art, artifacts, and student activities that took place on campus during the fieldwork in September and October 2018. The exercise included reflexive discussion and writing on campus diversity among other social themes recorded in field notes, maps, and photographs.

Photos presented on the poster are the result of individual and collaborative fieldwork and in class workshops concerning field photography, visual data, and the representation of campus culture and community in the light of the Statement of Ethics framed by the American Anthropology Association.