Resources for DU’s Ethnographers
Explore the resources members of the DU Ethnography Lab (DUEL) have collected for everything ethnography-related. These resources — spanning from databases to news sources, step-by-step guides to ethnographic film debuts — are meant to provide support to the DUEL network. We update resources regularly. See below for our most up-to-date ethnographic resources.
Ethnographic project, work-in-progress community
Ethnographic work in the times of COVID-19
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The New Ethnographer
Community dedicated to improve safety, ethics and wellbeing while doing fieldwork.Learn More
EPIC: Advancing the Value of Ethnography in Industry
A global community centered on the value of ethnographic thinking in the for-profit sector.Learn More
Innovative Social Research Methods, Public Facebook Group
An interdisciplinary group of social researchers, offers stimulating discussions relevant to ethnographic methods.Learn More
The Ethnographic Mind Blog
This blog by Jay Hasbrouck, linked to his private practice, explores the links between ethnographic thinking and innovation in different settings.Learn More
About this Course
In this course, students study the art and science of ethnographic research methods, conduct quarter-long field research projects, and write practice ethnographies. The course requires students to apply the American Anthropological Association's Code of Ethics in their research and to write Institutional Review Board applications for their projects. Course readings include texts on ethnographic methods as well as controversial and exemplary ethnographic publications for student dissection and debate.
Research Methods in Anthropology
About this Course
This course offers an in-depth introduction to anthropological research methods with the aim of providing students with the tools necessary to design a coherent research proposal. Starting with the notion that anthropological research is a scientific endeavor, the course offers knowledge and skills that allow for a systematic application of qualitative and quantitative methods to respond to research questions. This course is required for all anthropology graduate students, and suggested for advanced undergraduates who are working on senior theses, and have an interest in anthropological research. The course is also open to non-anthropology students interested in anthropological research.
About this Course
This course is an introduction to cultural anthropology. As one of anthropology’s main sub-fields, cultural anthropology provides conceptual and analytical tools for a comprehensive understanding of culture and its manifestations. It is concerned with the ways in which individual experience is inserted in social and historical contexts, providing meanings to everyday life. We will explore ideas and behaviors related to culture in different societies and social groups. Topics include culture, meaning, development, globalization, experience, kinship, identity, social hierarchy, and conflict. Course material combines introductory readings, academic articles and films with the analysis of journalistic pieces addressing currently important issues. It also combines the study of culture in the United States with that of other countries. Class meetings will consist of lectures to introduce topics and concepts and group discussions to apply the concepts and examine them critically. Students will also work on an ethnographic project, derived from the service-learning component that consists on volunteering with Casa de Paz, an Aurora, Colorado non-profit organization that offers support to migrants recently released from detention.