About Alexander Diamond

Alex Diamond is Assistant Professor of sociology at Oklahoma State University.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Alexander:

Angie Lederach, "Feel the Grass Grow: Ecologies of Slow Peace in Colombia" (Stanford UP, 2023)

October 6, 2023

Feel the Grass Grow

Angie Lederach

What can collaborative research with Colombian campesino leaders teach us about building peace? In this episode, I talk with Angie Lederach, author of…

Christian Krohn-Hansen, "Jobless Growth in the Dominican Republic: Disorganization, Precarity, and Livelihoods" (Stanford UP, 2022)

September 29, 2023

Jobless Growth in the Dominican Republic

Christian Krohn-Hansen

The Dominican Republic has posted impressive economic growth rates over the past thirty years. Despite this, the generation of new, good jobs has been…

Gwen Burnyeat, "The Face of Peace: Government Pedagogy Amid Disinformation in Colombia" (U Chicago Press, 2022)

April 9, 2023

The Face of Peace

Gwen Burnyeat

Colombia’s 2016 peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas sought to end fifty years of war and won President Juan Manuel Santos the Nobel Peace Prize. …

Marcos E. Pérez, "Proletarian Lives: Routines, Identity, and Culture in Contentious Politics" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

May 31, 2022

Proletarian Lives

Marcos E. Pérez

What drives and sustains participation in unemployed workers’ movements in Argentina? Today’s guest, Marcos Perez, is Assistant Professor in the Depar…

Jason De Leon, "The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail" (U California Press, 2015)

March 22, 2022

The Land of Open Graves

Jason De Leon

How can you integrate archaeology and photography with ethnographic research to understand the experiences of clandestine migrants? Today we talk with…

Ethnography in Rural Indonesia: In Conversation with Tania Li

January 14, 2022

Ethnography in Rural Indonesia

Tania Murray Li

What can years of ethnographic engagement with rural Indonesia teach us about capitalism, development, and resistance? On this episode of Ethnographic…

An Ethnography of Tourism and Globalization: In Conversation with Dr. Annie Hikido

November 29, 2021

An Ethnography of Tourism and Globalization

Annie Hikido

How do Black women entrepreneurs in South Africa play off westerners’ fear and desire for impoverished townships through home-based tourist accommodat…

Talking Digital Ethnography and Netnography: In Conversation with Marta-Marika Urbanik

June 28, 2021

Talking Digital Ethnography and Netnography

Marta-Marika Urbanik

As our research subjects increasingly live their social lives on and through virtual platforms, how can ethnographers incorporate digital methods into…

Talking Ethnographic Fiction with Alexandros Plasatis

June 10, 2021

Talking Ethnographic Fiction

Alexandros Plasatis

What does ethnography look like when presented as fiction? In this episode, we talk with Alexandros Plasatis, author of the new book Made by Sea and W…

The Ethnography of Immigration: In Conversation with Dr. Tahseen Shams

April 23, 2021

The Ethnography of Immigration

Tahseen Shams

How are immigrants’ lives shaped by cultural and political dynamics in their homeland, hostland, and “elsewhere” countries whose geopolitical dynamics…

Police Reform in Argentina: A Discussion with Leslie MacColman

March 17, 2021

Police Reform in Argentina

Leslie MacColman

This episode of Ethnographic Marginalia features Dr. Leslie MacColman, a Postdoctoral Scholar in Sociology at The Ohio State University who studies cr…

Eli Revelle Yano Wilson, "Front of the House, Back of the House: Race and Inequality in the Lives of Restaurant Workers" (NYU Press, 2020)

February 12, 2021

Front of the House, Back of the House

Eli Revelle Yano Wilson

How can ethnographic research shine light on the reproduction of social inequality in upscale Los Angeles restaurants? In today’s episode we talk with…

Doing Ethnography in Buenos Aires: A Discussion with Javier Auyero

January 4, 2021

Doing Ethnography in Buenos Aires

Javier Auyero

Today we speak with Javier Auyero, Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, about his 25 years of experience studying marginalized…

Ethnographic Fieldwork in Ecuador: A Discussion with Maricarmen Hernandez

December 21, 2020

Fieldwork in Ecuador

Maricarmen Hernandez

What is it like to do research in a marginalized community in the shadows of Ecuador’s largest oil refinery? On today’s episode we talk with Maricarme…