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Ethnography Atelier Podcast

The Ethnography Atelier podcast discusses research methods with qualitative researchers. We talk to guests about their experiences of conducting research in and around organizations, the challenges they faced and the understandings they gained.  Join our mailing list or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn to receive updates on new episodes.


We welcome suggestions for episodes! Please note that we plan well ahead and we are a team of volunteers, so it might take time before we can incorporate any ideas.  In organizing our activities, we strive to follow our ethos, treasure diversity, and be inclusive of various approaches and profiles.   

July 2024 • 28 min

In this episode, we talk with Michel Anteby about access. In particular, the resistance that field workers may face and how such a process may, in reality, offer invaluable insights into the social world being studied.

January 2024 • 44 min

In this episode, we talk with Madeleine Rauch about diary methods, especially unsolicited diaries for research in organization and management. Madeleine tells us about her experience with such an approach, how diaries can be combined with other sources of data, and the questions that they help us answer. 

April 2023 • 57 min

In this episode, we talk to Angèle Christin about the challenges and opportunities of studying influencers and social media platforms. The context for this conversation is her latest research, a digital ethnography for a new book on the algorithmic labor of influencers and influencer marketing on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. 

February 2023 • 31 min

This time we welcome Anissa Pomiès to the Atelier and talk with her about methodological opportunities and challenges of studying materiality, the things that are pervasive in life but have been for long-time eluding researchers. In this conversation, Anissa reflects on her research on taste and coffee making ...

June 2022 • 46 min

In this episode with Prof. Christine Beckman and Prof. Melissa Mazmanian, we talk about the promises and challenges involved in conducting research in intimate spaces, such as in people’s homes, instead of the workplace, where most organization ...

18/02/2019 • 18 min

In the third episode of the podcast, we talk with Professor Aruna Ranganathan (Stanford Graduate School of Business) about her experience using a full-cycle approach to mixed methods...

20/12/2018 • 23 min

We are joined by Professor Susan Silbey from M.I.T in our second episode which explores a team approach to ethnography. Ethnography is a qualitative approach originated in anthropology that... 

26/11/2018 • 25 min

In this first episode of the podcast, we talk with Associate Professor Santi Furnari from Cass Business School about his experience using fuzzy-set/ Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fs/QCA)...

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