Clarendon Building SR (1.03)
103 Clarendon Rd, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9DF


05 Dec 2022


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Critical Ethnography

This training has been organised by the Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CDD) Pathway and is open to all ESRC and non-ESRC funded PhD and MA Social Research students within the WRDTP’s seven partner universities. Whilst this workshop is aimed at CDD and AQUALM Pathway students, PGRs from all seven interdisciplinary Pathways are welcome to attend.

This workshop will explore the ethics and praxis of Critical Ethnography: Dr Ally Walsh will draw on D Soyini Madison and Norman K Denzin, alongside using examples from her work in researching women in prison, this session will offer practical advice on initiating and conducting ethnographic research.

A working lunch will be served alongside tea and coffee from North Star coffee Roasters.

Aylwyn Walsh

Aylwyn Walsh

Associate Professor in Performance and Social Change

Aylwyn is Associate Professor of Performance and Social Change at the University of Leeds’ School of Performance and Cultural Industries where she is programme leader of the MA in Applied Theatre & Intervention.

Some of her publications have been on arts and migration in Performances of Crisis, Capitalism and Resistance and Theory in Action; about protest in Qualitative Inquiry; Cultural Studies <> Critical Methodologies; Journal of Arts and Communities; arts behind bars in Prison Service Journal; The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture and Crime, Media, Culture; as well as on performativity and painful pasts for Liminalities. Some recent publications have been on South African queer performance and on punk. Her book Prison Cultures, maps performance, resistance and desire in women’s prisons (Intellect, 2019). She co-edited Remapping ‘Crisis’: A Guide to Athens (Zero Books, 2014).

Her artistic work has been staged in London’s National Theatre, at the Berlin Biennale and at the National Arts Festival in South Africa. Recently has worked on youth, violence and arts activism in South Africa.

This training session will be delivered face-to-face at the University of Leeds and will not be recorded.