I am passionate about ethnography and, more generally, qualitative/interpretive approaches for researching and theorizing about work practices and organizational processes. I am particularly keen to reflect - together with fellow ethnographers - on the 'making of ethnography' especially regarding the relational work it entails. I am also interested on the ways ethnographers present their 'empirical evidence.'
Reay, T., Zafar, A., Monteiro, P., and Vern, G. (2019). "Presenting Findings from Qualitative Research: One Size Does not Fit All." In: Zilber, T.B., Amis, J.M. and Mair. J. (Eds.). The Production of Managerial Knowledge and Organizational Theory: New Approaches to Writing, Producing and Consuming Theory. Research in the Sociology of Organizations.
Ethnography Circle (2016-2018) I have organized two editions of the ethnography circle at Warwick University. This was a cycle of meetings in which ethnographers (and qualitative researchers more generally) from a variety of disciplines come together to explore the challenges associated with this research approach in a community of practice ethos.
Summer School on Practice-Based Studies (2018) I was the co-director of the 2018 edition of the WBS Summer School on Practice-Based Studies together with Davide Nicolini and Hari Tsoukas. This edition explored the distinctive methodological features of practice and process research as well as their similitudes and differences. The key speakers were Elizabeth Shove (Lancaster) and Ann Langley (HEC Montreal) and the event also featured the participation of the WBS faculty involved in the Practice Process and Institutions (PPI) Research Programme.