Ethnography as a method for collecting and examining experiences has been used for decades. Exploring how feminist and womanist approaches to implementing an ethnographic method of understanding culture and phenomena to working, building, and writing with (but often about) communities will be the focus of this course. Following the archived work available, we will uncover the challenges and review solutions to ethnographic work and then follow the path that women and femmes of color have provided to do this work from a justice framework and that is guided by those most impacted.


Learning Objective

Participants will examine various feminist and womanist ethnographies and approaches to implementing this methodology.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • List and discuss two feminist and / or womanist examples of ethnography
  • Discuss the importance of and critiques to ethnography
  • Create a collaborative oral history using one ethnographic approach explored