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Welcome Shakima Jackson-Martinez to the EPIC Board!

Welcome Shakima Jackson-Martinez to the EPIC Board!

We are thrilled and honored to welcome Shakima Jackson-Martinez to the EPIC Board. Shakima is the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at AnswerLab and has played a leading role on the EPIC Equity Council. She's passionate about using research to foster a deeper understanding of...

EPIC Celebrates Departing Board Members, Welcomes New Members

EPIC Celebrates Departing Board Members, Welcomes New Members

Please join us in thanking Martha Cotton and Carol Zatorre for their service and welcoming Samantha Gottlieb and Shriram Venkatraman to the EPIC Board of Directors. The EPIC Board exists to define the long-term direction of the organization and its activities. It also provides counsel to the...

Introducing the 2023 EPIC Equity Program Chairs

Introducing the 2023 EPIC Equity Program Chairs

Meet the leaders working to advance equity and diversity through a new EPIC program! In May 2023 we will welcome the first cohort of participants in our new program, Becoming EPIC: Building Equity. Initiated by the EPIC Equity Council, this program is being developed and chaired in 2023 by four...

Announcing the EPIC Equity Council & Cohort Program

Announcing the EPIC Equity Council & Cohort Program

Ethnographers are powerful change makers in business, organizations, and communities because we understand people within complex social and cultural contexts. In ethnography, “reflexivity” is the rigorous practice of understanding ourselves in the same way. We know that power and inequities shape...

A Collective EPIC Journey into 2023

A Collective EPIC Journey into 2023

Happy New Year EPIC People! New years, like all human rituals, are an ethnographic marvel. Amid the constant and disinterested motion of the Earth, people use the power of culture and collectivity to galvanize momentous rites of passage. From a cyclonic output of business metrics to intimate...

EPIC2022  Video & Proceedings Now Available on Demand!

EPIC2022 Video & Proceedings Now Available on Demand!

EPIC2022 Resilience was the 18th edition of the premier global conference on ethnography in business and organizations. Now you can read the full-length papers and case studies, and watch conference presentations on demand: EPIC2022 Papers and Case Studies are FREE to read, download, and share....

EPIC Announces New Executive Director

EPIC Announces New Executive Director

It’s easy to forget that for many years EPIC was ‘merely’ an amazing annual conference. With the arrival of Jennifer Collier Jennings in 2014, and Rita Denny in 2019, EPIC has made the transition to a flourishing membership organization – a community with a year-round presence. In the...

An Ethnographic Master: Suzanne L. Thomas

An Ethnographic Master: Suzanne L. Thomas

"Practiced masterfully, our analysis can be intense, immersive, rigorous, deeply collaborative, endlessly curious and profoundly social. Ethnographic masters revel in a detail overturned to reveal yet another. The result is the rendering conscious and ultimately visible the logics and patterns of...

EPIC2021 Video & Proceedings Now Available on Demand!

EPIC2021 Video & Proceedings Now Available on Demand!

Above: EPIC2021 welcome & opening from San Jose, California EPIC2021 Anticipation was the 17th edition of the premier global conference on ethnography in business and organizations. Now you can watch all conference presentations on demand, and read the full-length papers and case studies:...