chapter  3
20 Pages

Participatory, Multimodal Ethnography With Youth

WithKristine Rodriguez Kerr, Katherine Newhouse, Lalitha Vasudevan

The gap between critical epistemologies for designing research and the enactment of methods and practices implied by them can be vast, especially for new researchers seeking to initiate research ethically, responsibly, and responsively. In this chapter, we draw from our individual and shared experiences across 10 years of an ethnographic research project with youth involved in the juvenile justice system. We focus on the nonlinear and unexpected nature of bringing together youth and adults in the flexible workshop spaces of this participatory, multimodal, ethnographic work; and propose recommendations for carrying out research that regards young people as partners in inquiry.