Destabilizing Definitions: The Challenge of Doing Ethnographic Concept Work in International Relations

Public lecture in the context of a workshop of the research department "Glocal Junctions" and the thematic group "Ethnographic Methods in Political Science"

Ethnography books, Photo: Raul Pacheco-Vega via flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The research department Glocal Junctions at PRIF is organizing a workshop on ethno­graphic methods in political science in cooperation with the DVPW theme group ethnographic methods on 20 and 21 June.

The workshop will begin with a public lecture by Anna Leander, Graduate Institute, entitled:

Destabilizing Definitions: The Challenge of Doing Ethno­graphic Concept Work in International Relations

When: June 20, 2022, 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Where: "Normative Orders" building, Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

To receive information about offers and events of the thematic group ethnographic methods, please contact the following mail adress.


Thematic Group "Ethno­graphic Methods in Political Science"

The aim of the thematic group is to facilitate an exchange on the opportunities, limits and fields of application of ethno­graphic methods in political science and to work concretely on their im­plemen­tation. The group follows a cooperative principle and meets regularly to learn from each other and to discuss concrete questions concerning ethno­graphic research and publishing. The group addresses political scientists of all sub-disciplines and status groups, and is aimed both at researchers who have just discovered their interest in ethno­graphy and at professionals who have been working with ethno­graphic methods for a long time.

Speakers Theme Group:
Dr. Felix Anderl, PRIF, Frankfurt (Main), Germany
Dr. Micha Fiedlschuster, York University Toronto, Canada
Dr. Eva Johais, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen, Norway
Dr. Julia Leser, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany