Dinner with Rachael Ferguson
Ever wonder what the Mafia actually does?
Come have dinner in the Forbes SDR on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 pm.
Rachael Ferguson has spent hundreds of hours with Mafia bookies in New York and the Sicilian Mafia in Italy. She knows. And she's writing a book about it.
Sex, Drugs, & Ethnography
I’ve spent the last eleven years doing ethnographic research in various criminal populations in the United States and Europe, resulting in a book that I currently have under review at Oxford University Press. The individuals & groups I spent time with for this fieldwork include gang members, drug dealers, prostitutes and escorts, dominatrices, and Mafia bookies in the New York, and the Sicilian Mafia and a group of transatlantic cocaine traffickers in Sicily. For my dinner talk I’ll briefly explain ethnography and the themes in my book, and I’ll talk about some of my research subjects and experiences I had with them while doing the fieldwork.
Audience: Forbes students
Location: Forbes Special Dining Room (SDR)
Date/Time: 11/12/13 at 6:00 pm - 11/12/13 at 7:30 pm
Category: Special Dinner
Department: Forbes College