School of Law

Understanding & Using Ethnography

02 December 2015 | 12:00 - 16:30 | Training Course
School of Law

This event will explore the use of ethnography in security, conflict and socio legal research contexts. It will draw upon background theory and conceptualisation of what we mean by the term and what implications this has for how we use it as a research tool. The event will draw upon a series of case studies exploring how the technique has been used to study crowd violence, ‘hooliganism’ and the application of law. The event is organised by the WRDTC Security, Conflict & Justice and Socio-Legal Studies pathways. Our keynote speaker for the event will be Dr Geoff Pearson from the School of Law at the University of Manchester Geoff was a co-founder of the annual Ethnography Symposium and sits on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Organisational Ethnography. He has published on the ethics of covert participant observation and in 2012 published ‘An Ethnography of English Football Fans: Cans, Cops and Carnivals’ (MUP). The event is designed for PGR students and open to those affiliated to any pathway including socio-legal and security, conflict and justice. For further details or to book a place please contact or

Location Details

School of Law
Liberty Building
University of Leeds

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