Deborah Lupton: Methods for Ethnographic Research in the COVID-19 Crisis
Public Talk: Deborah Lupton-Methods for Ethnographic Research In, With and Through the COVID-19 Crisis
In this presentation Lupton will discuss how ethnographic research has responded to the conditions of the COVID-19 crisis. Not only did people around the world suddenly face new ways of living and being when the pandemic erupted, ethnographic researchers had to deal with the challenges posed by restrictions on face-to-face fieldwork. Lupton will discuss how she has engaged in ‘agile’ research in response to these challenges and what she has learned about remote methods as well as the insights these approaches provided into people’s lives during COVID
Deborah Lupton is SHARP Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, Australia. Her research is interdisciplinary, spanning sociology, communication and cultural studies. She is located in the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Centre, leading both the Vitalities Lab and the UNSW Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. She is an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and holds an Honorary Doctor of Social Science degree awarded by the University of Copenhagen.
Lupton is the author/co-author of 19 books, including Data Selves (2019), The Face Mask in COVID Times (2021) and COVID Societies: Theorising the Coronavirus Crisis (forthcoming). She has also edited/co-edited a further nine books and published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.
Sponsored by: Rutgers Digital Ethnography Working Group