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Being There…There…and There: An Open Discussion with Dr. Vanessa Fong about Longitudinal Methodological Approach

September 18, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Vanessa Fong
Professor of Anthropology, Amherst College
474 Baldy Hall, UB North Campus
Free and open to the public

Professional Development Series for Graduate Students
Educational Culture, Policy and Society Program, UB Graduate School of Education

In this session, Dr. Fong will reflect on the power, challenge, and opportunity of longitudinal studies. Based on her work of 21 years in which she followed a cohort of youth born under China’s one-child policy since 1998, she will offer insight into the dilemmas and value added of longitudinal ethnographic work. The audience will be invited to join this open discussion about a potent methodological approach.

Vanessa Fong graduated from Amherst College with a major in Anthropology in 1996, received her PhD in Anthropology from Harvard University in 2002, and was Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education from 2003 to 2012, before returning in 2012 to Amherst College (where she is now Professor of Anthropology). She is interested in how the experiences of a partly transnational cohort of Chinese only-children and their families shed light on theories of education, gender, human development, childrearing, transnational migration, and psychological anthropology.


September 18, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


474 Baldy Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260 United States