New Book: Schatz (2021), Slow Anti-Americanism: Symbolic Politics and Social Movements in Central Asia

The IMM is pleased to share Edward Schatz’s new book, Slow Anti-Americanism: Symbolic Politics and Social Movements in Central Asia (Stanford University Press, 2021). In this book that links social movements to symbolic politics, Schatz considers how changing symbolic depictions of the United States recombine the raw material available for Islamist, human rights, and labor … Read more

Next Online Methods Clinic: Field research, COVID, social media

The next Methods Clinic will be held on February 19, 2021 at 4pm Central European Time (GMT+1)/8am Mountain Time (US). The topic will be “Field research, COVID, social media” with guest discussants, Aarie Glas (Northern Illinois University), Milli Lake (London School of Economics and Political Science), and Carolyn E. Holmes (Mississippi State University). For suggested … Read more

New Podcast! Lisa Wedeen’s Authoritarian Apprehensions

Episode 6 of the New Books in Interpretive Political and Social Science Podcast, hosted by the IMM’s own Nick Cheesman, is now available! The episode features a conversation with Lisa Wedeen about her new book, Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgement, and Mourning in Syria (University of Chicago Press, 2019). You can listen to the episode here and find previous … Read more

IMM APSA 2021 Call for Proposals

The IMM Group is seeking proposals for the 2021 APSA Annual Meeting! The call for proposals for APSA 2021 has been extended to January 28, 2021. The Interpretive Methodologies and Methods related group provides a forum for the discussion of methodological and methods issues related to interpretive research, as well as issues arising from their … Read more

First Monthly Methods Clinic!

I am pleased to share that the IMM and APSA’s Women’s Caucus in Political Science now co-sponsor a monthly online Methods Clinic! The Methods Clinic is convened by Prof. Peregrine Schwartz-Shea (University of Utah, em.) and Prof. Dvora Yanow (Wageningen University). The Methods Clinic is a monthly online drop-in session for scholars interested in interpretive research. The … Read more

Workshop: Interpretivist Methods in the Digital Age

Australian National University’s School of Sociology, School of Politics and International Relations, and the Interpretation, Method, Critique Research Cluster are hosting an online workshop, “Interpretivist Methods in the Digital Age: Methodology and Epistemology in the Social Sciences,” to be held on Friday, October 2 from 2 to 5:30pm (AEST). The workshop aims to explore the … Read more

IMM APSA Program

IMM is pleased to share the program of events for the APSA 2020 Virtual Meeting. You can download a copy of the IMM Program here (pdf). Please be sure to check the IMM@APSA page for more information regarding the IMM at APSA.

IMM Business Meeting – APSA 2020

The Interpretive Methodologies & Methods (IMM) Business Meeting will take place on Friday, September 11 from 6:30-7:30 pm (Mountain Time, UTC -6). Please join us to hear reports from the IMM program and short course chairs, to learn about IMM events and other business, and to congratulate the winners of the Hayward Alker Best Paper … Read more

2020 APSA Short Course, “The Methods Studio: Interpretivism and Epistemic Politics.”

I am pleased to share the Call for Applications for the IMM’s 2020 Short Course at APSA, “The Methods Studio: Interpretivism and Epistemic Politics.” The Methods Studio Short Course is comprised of two parts: a workshop and a “crit.” The focus of this year’s workshop (Part I) is “Interpretivism and Epistemic Politics.” The “crit” (Part … Read more

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