Monthly Archives: March 2014

Chicago Ethnography Conference 2014: elite parties, youth empowerment, and lots of economic relational work

by Carla Ilten The Organizational Dynamics course we are currently working through at UIC has introduced me to a mind-blowing range of theories around value, both economic and social, and relationality. Not surprisingly, this is the lens through which I … Continue reading

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XXXIV Sunbelt Conference: Picking up new methods on the beach

by Tünde Cserpes The perks of academia: the XXXIV Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) made me leave the Chicago winter to spend a week in sunny St Pete Beach, Florida. The conference … Continue reading

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Art, a Weapon of the Weak?

by Michael De Anda Muñiz As part of preliminary research for my dissertation, I have been working with local artist Maria Gaspar, who is part of a public arts project that is focused on the Cook County Jail. The aim … Continue reading

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