Entries by Jeffrey Ian Ross

Balancing scholarship with activism for professors working at liberal arts colleges and universities

If you are a professor working at a liberal arts college or university, or hoping to be hired by an institution of higher learning in this capacity, you are expected to conduct research and have it published in respectable, preferably peer-reviewed outlets. Although some colleges and universities have higher expectations about the type and amount […]

“Should I stay or should I go?” What happens if you can’t find or retain an appropriate graduate school mentor in your department?

In a perfect world you’ve done your due diligence, located an appropriate graduate mentor, (been accepted into a respectable program where they teach), and for the time being, your graduate school experience exceeds your expectations. On the other hand, for one reason or another, after entering a graduate program, and getting the lay of the […]

How can researchers improve street ethnographies?

Over the past century, a considerable amount of ethnographic research has been conducted and published. Ethnographies are no longer the primary research technique of anthropologists, as other types of social scientists, and students and scholars of business, law, and technology are also doing this kind of work too. Moreover, there are numerous types of ethnography […]