JOB: Urban Ethnography at Concordia University

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University would like to invite applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Urban Ethnography. The position requires a strong research dossier in this area and the ability to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In an effort to build the department’s profile in experimental methodologies, we seek a researcher with a strong background in ethnographic methods, and an interest in interdisciplinary innovation. While this position is open to all geographical areas, we are particularly interested in the study of cities in Asia, the Middle-East or the Global South. Knowledge of the French language is an asset. A PhD in Anthropology or a related discipline will be required at the time of appointment.

Ours is a dual department encompassing research and teaching in both Sociology and Anthropology at all levels of the university curriculum. It builds on a rich and creative tradition to address pressing contemporary social problems in a variety of cultural contexts relating to the personal, the local, and the global. The diverse variety of student and faculty interests and backgrounds makes working in our department a unique and rewarding experience.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a statement of research achievements, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the departmental contact.

Dr. Danielle Gauvreau, Chair & Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8
chair.socanth.fas@concordia.ca
www.concordia.ca/artsci/sociology-anthropology.html

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2019. All applications should reach the department no later than Friday, November 2, 2018. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Danielle Gauvreau (chair.socanth.fas@concordia.ca).

Employment equityConcordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
or
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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CRN 3 Call for Abstracts on Dignity in Turbulent Times

The CRN on Ethnography, Law and Society (CRN 3) is sponsoring a special panel track that aligns with the theme of the Law and Society Association (LSA) meeting. If you plan to attend the 2019 LSA meeting in Washington, DC, and you need help placing your paper on a panel, please consider submitting an abstract for inclusion on panels organized around the following theme: Dignity in Turbulent Times

Ethnographic studies of law and society have become integral to understanding diverse lived realities. This track of CRN-sponsored panels seeks to bring together research that explores how people understand and maintain dignity in a changing world. Considering the challenges of these turbulent political times, our aim is to explore and better understand what, as well as how, dignity comes to mean in everyday life and the various ways people engage with, use, or circumvent law to maintain their dignity. Papers may consider, for example, how individual participants or groups negotiate or resist law through mundane activities, how they create alternative support networks or communities as regulatory regimes change, or how they work toward more formal modes of organizing. Papers might also investigate the complexity and contradictions that arise in ethnographic research on questions of dignity and legality. Regardless of specific focus, we welcome papers that ethnographically explore different meanings and tensions that emerge around dignity against the backdrop of social and political shifts.

In addition to the conference theme track, we hope to feature one or more panels on Engaged and Activist Ethnographies in Law and Society. We are leaving this call open in terms of topic and focus, as are the primary goal of this panel (or panels) is to raise the visibility of these forms of ethnographic work.

If you are interested in submitting a paper on questions of dignity or on engaged or activist ethnography, send your name, affiliation, and an abstract of 100 to 250 words, including both primary and secondary keywords, via email to Amelia Radke no later than October 28. The LSA website provides abstract guidelines. We will contact you regarding paper placement prior to the LSA submission deadline of November 7. 

2019 Law and Society Assocation Call for Abstracts

washingtondc2019logo.pngThe next annual meeting of the Law and Society Association (LSA) is set to take place in Washington, DC on May 30 – June 2, 2019. The theme is Dignity.

The deadline for proposal submission is November 7, 2018. Registration will begin in January 2019. The full call for participation is available on the LSA website. To ensure your panel is affiliated with the CRN on Ethnography, Law and Society, please indicate CRN 3 when completing the submission process.

As a participant, you are limited to “one participation as a Paper Presenter, Roundtable Participant, Author, or Salon Presenter” but can serve as a Chair and/or Discussant for unlimited panels. For this reason, if you plan to attend the meeting as a paper presenter, we may ask you to volunteer to serve as a Panel Organizer or Discussant if you have interests that overlap with another session.

For participants who need help placing their paper on a panel, stay tuned! The CRN will announce a separate process soon.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ethnography, Law & Society Co-Chairs, Allison Fish and Kate Henne.

2017 Graduate Student Mentor Program

The Law and Society Association’s Ethnography, Law and Society Collaborative Research Network (CRN 3) in collaboration with Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA) is pleased to announce its Graduate Student Mentor Program for the 2017 International Meeting on Law and Society in Mexico City. The program will assign graduate students to faculty mentors based on their common interests. These groups will then meet during the conference to discuss topics such as: research funding, professionalization, job preparation, and new directions in law and ethnography.

If you are interested in participating as a mentor or mentee at the International Meeting on Law and Society, please contact Chima Michael Anyadike-Danes (canyadik@uci.edu) by April 30, 2017.

If you would like to be a mentee, please include a paragraph about your current project, research interests, and/or challenges in your e-mail.

If you would like to be a mentor, simply e-mail several keywords about your professional experience and interests.

CRN 3 Panels at the International Meeting of Law and Society

Tuesday, 6/20

12:45 PM – 2:30 PM, Sheraton Maria Isabel 
Paper Session: A New (ethnographic) Agenda for Rule-of-Law Inquiry

12:45 PM – 2:30 PM, Sheraton Maria Isabel 
Paper Session: Organizational Forms, Objects and Institutions

2:45 PM – 4:30 PM, Sheraton Maria Isabel 
Paper Session: Ethnographies of Advice: Between Market, Law and the Declining Welfare State

Thursday, 6/22

4:45 PM – 6:30 PM, Sheraton Maria Isabel 
Paper Session: IRC # 26 Ethnographies of Legal Transformation

Friday, 6/23

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM, Sheraton Maria Isabel 
Paper Session: Subject of and to the Law: The Role of Policy and Technology in Shaping Legal Subjects

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM, Sheraton Maria Isabel 
Paper Session: The Role of Methodology in the Study of the Law

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM, Sheraton Maria Isabel 
Paper Session: Negotiating Justice: Strategy, Advocacy and Legal Technique

12:45 PM – 2:30 PM, Sheraton Maria Isabel 
Paper Session: The Role(s) of Legal Actors in Making Law and Legal Categories

4:45 PM – 6:30 PM, Sheraton Maria Isabel 
Paper Session: Governance, Regulation and Enforcement

Does Your LSA Paper Need a Home?

If you plan to attend the 2017 Law and Society Association (LSA) meeting in Mexico City and need help placing your paper on a panel, please submit a paper abstract through this link by October 5: Ethnography, Law & Society Paper Submission Portal

As an LSA participant you are limited to “one participation as a Paper Presenter, Roundtable Participant, Author, or Salon Presenter” but can serve as a Chair and/or Discussant for unlimited panels. For this reason, if you plan to attend the meeting as a paper presenter, we may ask you to volunteer to serve as a Panel Organizer or Discussant if you have interests that overlap with another session.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ethnography, Law & Society Panel Committee:

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