Ethnography is the empathetic observation of human behavior to understand the social world outside the reach of quantitative analysis.
I began my training as an ethnography through a course with criminological ethnographer Jeff Ferrell, Ph.D. We learned about the ethnographic gaze and how to pay attention to the "residues of interaction" around us.
As a graduate student, I published two peer-reviewed digital ethnographies on how the experience of living in time is complicated by digital communication technologies.
I am currently designing an exhibition of street photos to tell stories from the COVID-19 pandemic and train my ethnographic eye. (View gallery.)