March 5, 2018
The department is mourning the loss of our friend, colleague, mentor and teacher Lee Ann Fujii who passed away unexpectedly on Friday March 2, 2018. Associate Professor Fujii was a vibrant and much-loved member of our community. A highly respected scholar of political violence, ethnicity and race, African politics and field methods, she spent 2016 […]
April 30, 2013
Professor Lee Ann Fujii has been awarded a fellowship at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. Next year, she will be one of 19 visiting scholars based at the Foundation. “The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. Located in New York City, it […]
April 24, 2013
Lee Ann Fujii has just been awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship. Professor Fujii’s host institution for the fellowship will be Rutgers University under the mentorship of Professor Mary Hawkesworth. The Ford Foundation Fellowship awards “are made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career […]
Interviewing in Social Science Research: A Relational Approach
What is interviewing and when is this method useful? What does it mean to select rather than sample interviewees? Once the researcher has found people to interview, how does she build a working relationship with her interviewees? What should the dynamics of talking and listening in interviews be? How do researchers begin to analyze the narrative data generated through interviews?
Lee Ann Fujii explores the answers to these inquiries in Interviewing in Social Science Research, the latest entry in the Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods. This short, highly readable book explores an interpretive approach to interviewing for purposes of social science research. Using an interpretive methodology, the book examines interviewing as a relational enterprise. As a relational undertaking, interviewing is more akin to a two-way dialogue than a one-way interrogation. Fujii examines the methodological foundations for a relational approach to interviewing, while at the same time covering many of the practical nuts and bolts of relational interviewing. Examples come from the author’s experiences conducting interviews in Bosnia, Rwanda, and the United States, and from relevant literatures across a variety of social scientific disciplines. Appendices to the book contain specific tips and suggestions for relational interviewing in addition to interview excerpts that give readers a sense of how relational interviews unfold.
This book will be of great value to graduate students and researchers from across the social sciences who are considering or planning to use interviews in their research, and can be easily used by academics for teaching courses or workshops in social science methods.
July 14, 2015
Congrats to Professors Peter Loewen, Christopher Cochrane and Lee Ann Fujii on receiving tenure, effective July 1, 2015. They are now recognized as Associate Professors.
April 6, 2015
Several of the Department’s faculty members will be acting as discussants for the Munk School’s upcoming workshop put on ‘Exploring Violence and Peace in Divided Societies’. This workshop has been organized by Professor Jeffrey Kopstein and will take place April 13th at the Munk School for Global Affairs, Room 108 North. The workshop will feature the […]