The IMM and APSA’s Women’s Caucus in Political Science co-sponsor a monthly online Methods Clinic 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 Methods Clinic meets via Zoom on the third Friday of the month at 4pm Central European Time (GMT+1)/8am Mountain Time (US) for 70 to 90 minutes.
Scholars are encouraged to bring questions for informal discussion. Topics could include specific issues in research design, writing, quality criteria, engaging with reviewers, or others. Occasionally, the focus will be centered on specific topics, readings, a “New Books in Interpretive Political and Social Science” podcast, or an invited researcher. Topic requests are welcome (e.g., ethnography, discourse analysis, metaphor analysis). If possible, small group discussions of shared interests will be held during last 20 minutes. Graduate students are welcome!
Up-Coming Methods Clinic:
The next Methods Clinic will be held on March 19, 2021 at 4pm Central European Time (GMT+1)/8am Mountain Time (US). The clinic will explore “Political Ethnography” and feature two guest discussants: Dr. David Forrest (Oberlin College) and Dr. Natasha Behl (Arizona State University).
Advance registration is required. To register for March 19 clinic, please visit:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.
For complete information please see the March 19 2021 flyer (pdf).
Previous Methods Clinics
- Methods Clinic 2: “Field research, COVID, and 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). February 19, 2021. Video of the Clinic (YouTube). Flyer for Clinic 2 (pdf); Chat Transcript for Clinic 2 (pdf); Resource List for Clinic 2 (pdf).