The doing and undoing of religion in the field: ethnographic approaches to religion and migration

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Guest lecture: Dr. Alison Marshall, Brandon University

Dr. Marshall will cover the challenges of getting ethics approval for ethnographic research, as well as methods for choosing research questions, and locating, defining, documenting, organizing and writing up results of religion in the field. She will also discuss the benefits of using feminist ethnographic research methods whereby research participants are provided with the opportunity to edit not only their interview transcripts but also the chapters where their stories appear.

About the speaker

Dr. Marshall is the author of Bayanihan and Belonging: Filipinos and Religion in Canada (Asian Canadian Studies), and was the winner of the CSSR Book Prize for Cultivating Connections: The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada. This will be an important talk, particularly for our PhD program, given Professor Marshall’s focus on religious diversity in Canada, particularly with regard to immigration.