Towards an institutional ethnography of institutional ethnography: reflections on the relation between IE and the researcher.

  • Reid, J. (Speaker)
  • Marie Campbell (Speaker)
  • Nancy Naples (Speaker)
  • Emily Springer (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


The Palgrave Handbook of Institutional Ethnography (2021) edited by Paul C. Luken and Suzanne Vaughan ( is a collection that brings together the current analytical thinking and research work conducted by institutional ethnography scholars and activists across a range of geographical and contextual settings. Yet, the handbook is missing a conclusion. Because a single conclusion would have been insufficient for this sociology which now influences so many disciplines and professions and which appeals to activists as well as academics, many concluding chapters are needed to best represent the volume. This session is a step toward addressing that necessity. Using the handbook as a springboard, this panel brings together scholars variously situated with respect to geography, discipline and relationship to institutional ethnography to present their ideas about the present state and possible future directions of institutional ethnography. In other words, they will share their thoughts on what could be in the final chapter.
Period6 Aug 2021
Event titleSociety for the Study of Social Problems Virtual Annual Meeting 2021: Revolutionary Sociology: Truth, Healing, Reparations and Restructuring.
Event typeConference
LocationChicago, United States, IllinoisShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational