MPCA 2011 Conf: Ethnography and Popular Culture (Oct 2011, Milwaukee)

Dates: October 14-16, 2011
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2011

The Ethnography & Popular Culture area of the MPCA invites proposals (or abstracts) for papers on any aspect of the intersection of ethnography and popular culture.  All topics, approaches, and perspectives related to ethnography and popular culture are welcome.  For example, papers may address: ethnographic methods in popular culture studies; popular culture in ethnographic research; and/or the relationship between ethnographic studies and popular culture studies.  Papers may include presentations of ethnographic research involving popular culture, and/or address theoretical, methodological, or historical issues related to ethnography and popular culture.

Interdisciplinary perspectives are encouraged, as are discussions of new directions in ethnographic research and popular culture studies.
Proposals should be 250-300 words in length, and must be received by April 30, 2010.  Along with the proposal, please include:

  1. title of paper/presentation
  2. name
  3. institutional affiliation (e.g. department and university)
  4. postal address
  5. email address
  6. request for TV & DVD player, if needed

For co-authored papers, please include the above information for each author/presenter.

Proposals or inquiries should be sent by e-mail to the Ethnography & Popular Culture area chair, Asim Ali, at  Note: please do not submit the same item to more than one Area Chair.

More information regarding the conference is available at  Please note the availability of travel grants for graduate students:


About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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