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Edmund T. Gordon, Chair 2109 San Jacinto Blvd , Mailcode E3400, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4362

San Francisco

SF 2014

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Application Requirements

Undergraduates from all majors are eligible to apply. please email all materials to 

  1. How do you imagine the program in San Francisco to contribute to your personal or career aspirations? Be as specific as possible. (250 Words)
  2. Résumé
  3. Minimum of 2.0 GPA required

          Interviews will be required

Course Desriptions

The Fillmore Project: Performance Ethnography

Omi Osun Joni L. Jones

Spring 2014


This course is a companion to Ethnographic Methods.  Students will shape the research gathered in Ethnographic Methods into a public performance.  The students will explore ethics, collaboration, accountability, simultaneity, and activist research in devising the performance.  The techniques will include Everyday Life Performance, personal narratives and dialogic communication.  The performance based on research from the Fillmore District will be presented at SFSU, the African American Art and Culture Complex and Stanford University. 

The Fillmore Project:  Introduction to Ethnographic Methods      

Omi Osun Joni L. Jones

Spring 2014


In this course, students will study ethnographic methods including observant participation, interviewing, and oral histories. Archival research will also be conducted.   Students will work at specific sites in the Fillmore including Marcus Books, a Black-owned bookstore that served as a community gathering place for political organizing; The New Chicago Barbershop which has an expressed commitment to maintaining a Black presence in the region; the African American Art and Culture Complex which offers community art exhibitions; and Yoshi’s Jazz and Heritage Center which has been presenting jazz artists in the Fillmore and Oakland since the 1980s.  This course provides students with skills in critical ethnography by foregrounding the racial politics that shape policy-making and community-building.


Application Deadline: October 7

Duration of trip: January 25 – May 12

Approximate Expenses and Fees

Program Fee (food/housing Included): $7,506

Books and Materials: $50

Airfare: $500

Local Transportation: $100

Emergency Funds: $500

Health Insurance If you do not have coverage: $535 (5 dollars Per day of trip)

Total: $8,656 or $9,191 with insurance

Cost compared to UT housing

Single with community bath = $10,715


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