2012 Conference

Theme: Knowledge and Asymmetries in Action

Download the AIEMCA 2012 Poster PDF

The AIEMCA 2012 biennial conference showcased research from within the paradigms of Ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis, and Membership Categorisation Analysis.

In 2012 we explored research on the theme of “Knowledge and Asymmetries in Action.” This theme plays to a major strength of the EM/CA/MCA paradigm: the ability to demonstrate the consequentiality of the sequential deployment of members’ knowledge(s) in interaction and/or the relevance of asymmetries to members in interaction.


The program is available.

Selected papers were published in the Australian Journal of Communication 2013 (Volume 40, Issue 2).

Keynote Speakers

Associate Professor Michael EmmisonAssociate Professor Michael Emmison (School of Social Science, The University of Queensland)

Day 1 Keynote Address: “Epistemic Engine” versus “Role-Play Method”: Divergent trajectories in contemporary conversation analysis.

Dr Max TraversDr Max Travers (School of Sociology & Social Work, University of Tasmania)

Day 2 Keynote Address: Asymmetries in legal practice, asymmetries in analysis:  A review of recent ethnographies influenced by the studies of work tradition.

Conference committee

Further information

For further information, contact the Conference Chair (Dr Sean Rintel).



Image sources

  • The Ship Inn
  • Chat: DooFI
  • Go board: Jarrod Tranique
  • The University of Queensland
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Griffith University
  • Michael Emmison
  • Max Travers

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