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Edmund T. Gordon, Chair 210 W. 24th Street , Mailcode E3400, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4362

San Francisco

SF 2014

San Francisco Domestic Study Program Coming Soon!

Spend the spring semester conducting ethnographic research on gentrification and Black out-migration while taking classes at San Francisco State University and earning University of Texas credits!  Undergraduates from all majors are eligible to apply.

For details, contact Dr. Omi Jones at


Class of 2014

The Fillmore 

Application Requirements and Program Details for Spring 2014:

First, email Dr. Jones to hold your spot on the trip at

She will then give you application instructions (including the ones below):

1   Short Essay: 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   Current resume

3   Minimum of 2.0 GPA required

          Note: Interviews with Dr. Jones will be scheduled upon receipt of application.

Course Desriptions

The Fillmore Project: Performance Ethnography - Dr. 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 - Dr. 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: Fall semester

Duration of trip: Following Spring semester: January - May (official dates TBD)

2014 Approximate Expenses and Fees (future costs TBD)

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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