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Positioning the Cursor: Ethics and Methods of Digital Ethnography

Location: WebEx (online)

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 12:30:00 NDT - Fri, 29 Apr 2022 14:00:00 NDT

Join the Department of Anthropology’s online roundtable discussion with

  • Dr. Natalie Underberg-Goode (University of Central Florida),
  • Dr. Tom Boellstorff (University of California, Irvine), and
  • Dr. Daniel Miller (University College London).

Although anthropologists have studied human interactions with and within virtual mediums for decades, recent shifts in some sectors to a work-from-home model have brought new immediacy to questions about digital ethnography. On the one hand, digital platforms have more strongly emerged as fields in which anthropologists can act as participant-observers in online communities. On the other hand, digital ethnography is also available to researchers who are unable to conduct their fieldwork in person. Questions also arise about the ethical challenges and limitations of digital methods in some contexts. Find out how research through particular platforms guides ethics and methods in ethnography.

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