Galen Cranz discusses “Ethnography for Designers” April 19

Galen Cranz

Galen Cranz will discuss her book, Ethnography for Designers (Routledge, 2016), on April 19th in the Environmental Design Library Atrium.

Cranz teaches social and cultural approaches to architecture and urban design. Emphasizing ethnography as a research method, she brings users’ and creators’ perspectives to our understanding of built environments. Ethnography for Designers teaches architects and designers how to listen actively to the knowledge people have about their own culture. This approach gives structure to values and qualities. By responding to underlying cognitive patterns, the architect can both respond to the user and interpret creatively.

This book is a practical guide for those teaching social factors and social research methods to designers and for those using these methods in practice.

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Place: Environmental Design Library Atrium, 210 Wurster Hall

Free and open to the public.


Alexandra Lutnick discusses “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains” – April 19

Alexandra Lutnick

Alexandra Lutnick – Lecturer in the School of Social Welfare, PhD 2013 – will discuss her new book, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains, in the Social Research Library on April 19th.

Dr. Lutnick adopts a holistic approach, exploring young people’s experiences, their treatment, and outside efforts to combat sex trafficking. In addition to her research findings, Lutnik will discuss the process of having her dissertation published as a book by a major academic publisher.

“Alexandra Lutnick’s Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking is the most comprehensive and sophisticated book on this topic on the market.  It is a major contribution to our understanding of this world.” – Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Time: 4:10 pm to ­5:30 pm

Place: Social Research Library, 227 Haviland Hall


Post contributed by Susan Edwards, Head, Social Sciences Division Social Welfare & Psychology Librarian