Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Roger Sanjek, Professor Emeritus, Queens College, CUNY
Location: 10 Sachem Street, Room 105
Title: “Fieldwork and Fieldnotes in the Making of Ethnography: A Conversation with Roger Sanjek”
Roger Sanjek trained at Columbia in the 1960s and taught anthropology at Queens College from 1972 until 2008. His early fieldwork and publications were in rural Brazil and urban Accra, Ghana. He has also studied the Gray Panther social justice movement in Berkeley and NYC. From 1983 to 1996 he led an ethnographic team in a famous study of racial change and immigration in the extraordinarily diverse Queens neighborhood of Elmhurst-Corona, resulting in many publications, including his book, The Future of Us All (1998) that won the prestigious J. I. Staley Prize. Doctoral students in this program know him best as the editor and multiple chapter contributor to Fieldnotes (1990). In the fall of 2015, University of Pennsylvania Press will publish a completely new “v.2″ edition of Fieldnotes that he has edited.