[Air-L] ONLINE EVENT Behind the Scenes of a Digital Ethnography Dissertation, 1st December

Glatt,ZA (pgr) Z.A.Glatt at lse.ac.uk
Wed Nov 22 10:45:28 PST 2023

Hello all,

Please join the Rutgers Digital Ethnography Working Group (DEWG) in collaboration with The Digital Ethnography Collective for our upcoming event ‘Behind the Scenes of a Digital Ethnography Dissertation,’ with panellists Michelle Cera, Zoe Glatt and Yena Lee!

Friday 1st December
12:30-2:00pm EST

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behind-the-scenes-of-a-digital-ethnography-dissertation-tickets-751132426307?aff=oddtdtcreator

As every ethnographer knows, there’s often a gap between our best-laid research plans and our research realities – whether because of time/mobility constraints, funding issues, access challenges, or any number of other roadblocks we may encounter. And for dissertating graduate students, this gap can be especially tricky to navigate. This panel will bring together advanced and recently graduated PhD students for a conversation about the gritty reality of doing a digital ethnography dissertation. Panellists will speak candidly about their experiences with digital ethnographic data collection, analysis, and writing, while also teaching, RAing, navigating the job market, and living lives outside of work.


Michelle Cera is a doctoral candidate in the sociology department at New York University where she studies politics, gender, inequality, and social media. She has studied and written about the pandemic and gender inequality, the ethics of digital ethnography, young adult dating practices, and the gendered nature of hookup culture. Her dissertation focuses on far-right extremism on social media platforms. More info at: https://as.nyu.edu/departments/sociology/people/current-phd-students/cera--michelle.html

Dr. Zoe Glatt is a feminist media scholar with interests in platformised creative industries and labour, social media and influencer cultures, and digital ethnographic methods. She is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Microsoft Research New England, where she is working on her first book manuscript, Demonetised: Inequality, Co-Option and Resistance in the Influencer Industry, as well as new research into the intersections of AI and the creator economy. She is the co-founder of The Digital Ethnography Collective, an interdisciplinary group exploring the intersections of digital culture and ethnographic methods. She is also currently in the process of setting up the Content Creator Scholars Network (CCSN), for researchers studying influencer industries and creator culture. More info at: www.zoeglatt.com<http://www.zoeglatt.com>

Yena Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in the Media, Technology, and Society program at Northwestern School of Communication. Her research interweaves political communication, the sociology of social movements, and political economy of new media to study the mediated forms and processes of democratic participatory politics with a focus on relationships. Her dissertation advances grassroots models of democratic citizenship that account for the ways content creators have translated conventional notions of good citizenships to form civic relationships. She has authored publications in leading outlets theorizing about relationships in networked grassroots activism. In a study published in Information, Communication & Society, she compares two case studies of feminist networked movement leadership from Korea—SchoolMeToo and Telegram Sextortion Ring Protest—to develop an understanding of brokerage as the type of communication that goes beyond the neutral act of connecting to reshaping the relationship between grassroots and institutional actors. Her research published in the International Journal of Communication adopts concepts of relational scripts and schemas to theorize networked relationships, illustrating the importance of studying relationships as integral building blocks of networked publics and instruments for resisting harmful technocultures. More info at: https://yenal.notion.site

I look forward to seeing some of you there!
All the best,
Dr Zoë Glatt
www.zoeglatt.com<http://www.zoeglatt.com/> | zoe.glatt at microsoft.com<mailto:zoe.glatt at microsoft.com>
Postdoctoral Researcher: Microsoft’s Social Media Collective
Co-Founder: The Digital Ethnography Collective @DigECollective<https://twitter.com/DigECollective>
Twitter<https://twitter.com/ZoeGlatt> | YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/user/Zedstergal> | Mastodon<https://aoir.social/@ZoeGlatt>

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