CFP: 22nd Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference

The new deadline for submissions for this year’s Chicago Ethnography Conference is Wednesday March 25, 2020. 

DePaul University’s Department of Sociology Presents The…

22nd Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference:

Culture, Politics, and Education in the Trump Era

A Graduate Student Conference

Saturday April 25, 2020

This graduate student conference is a great opportunity for graduate students to meet other students and professors in the field, as well as receive feedback on works in progress, or final research products. The conference is held every year by a consortium of Chicagoland universities – including: DePaul University, Northwestern University, Loyola University, Northern Illinois University, University of Notre Dame, The University of Chicago, The University of Wisconsin – Madison, and University of Illinois – Chicago.

The 22nd Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference will be held at DePaul University on April 25, 2020.

As stated on the website, students in all academic disciplines are invited to present their original ethnographic research. We take a broad view of ethnographic research. Papers can be based on a variety of ethnographic methods, including but not limited to: field observation, in-depth interviews, focus group interviews, autoethnography, visual ethnography, participant observation, and other forms of qualitative research. Papers in all substantive areas are welcome. In the past, presentation topics have included culture, class, crime, education, ethnicity, gender, family, globalization, health and illness, immigration, medicine, methodology, performance ethnography, race, religion, sexualities, social movements, technology, urban poverty, and work/employment.

The theme of this year’s conference is Culture, Politics, and Education in the Trump Era, and we are proud to announce that the keynote speakers are Dr. Amy Binder, of the University of California -San Diego, with Dr. Jeffrey Kidder of Northern Illinois University, and Dr. Robert Vargas, of the University of Chicago. More information regarding the keynotes, specifics of the conference, registration, FAQ, etc., can be located on our website:

In addition, if you apply, please forward all submissions to: The NEW deadline for submissions is March 25, 2020. We are also accepting volunteer and/or planning committee volunteers for this year’s conference (please respond to one of the following emails for more information on volunteering). 

Registration for the conference has officially opened. Please Click Here to Register for Presenting and/or Attending this year’s conference.

Lastly, if you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to graduate student Jenna O’Connor at, or faculty supervisor Dr. Black Hawk Hancock at Questions may also be directed to the official conference planning committee email: