Iddo Tavory

Iddo Tavory is an Associate Professor at New York University. Until 2014, he was Director of Graduate Studies at The New School for Social Research, New York, which he joined in 2010, after receiving his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Tavory offers courses in the Sociology of Religion, Contemporary Sociological Theory, Phenomenological Sociology, Ethnography, and Qualitative Methodology.




Advertising for Good: Pro bono, Worth and Morality

Almost all successful advertising agencies in the United States perform pro bono advertising for not-for-profits. Based on almost 100 interviews with advertising professionals in New York, I argue that this is not surprising—there is an existential and structural fit between pro bono and advertising work. Such existential fit, I argue, is based on pro bono’s location as a good in the moral, the creative, and the careerist senses, and the ambiguity of « the good » this produces.

  • 3 May 2018, 17:00-19:00, room 7, 105 Bd Raspail 75006 Paris


Peirceian Semiotics and the Study of Racist Encounters

  • 14 May 2018, 14:00-16:00, room 651, 54 Bd Raspail 75006 Paris


Community Ethnography and the Ethnography of High Skilled Work: A Comparison of Dilemmas

Based on a comparison of three ethnographic projects, the talk outlines the different challenges and opportunities of organizational and « communiuty » ethnographies. The comparisons socus on the challenges of entry, on what sociality and participation mean in these sites, on the different emotional tenors of fieldwork, and on the difference in data that result. Through this comparison, I suggest a comparative approach to the analytic opportunities and challenges of such fieldwork.

  • 16 May 2018, 11:00-13:00, François Furet Amphitheater, 105 Bd Raspail 75006 Paris


Orthodox Judaism and the Ownership of Space

  • 24 May 2018, 11:00-13:00, room 6, 105 bd Raspail 75006 Paris


Sémiotique peircienne et enquête sociologique

  • 25 May 2018, Université de Louvain