The Center for Ethnography


Creative Commons Licence



Contributed date

August 5, 2018 - 2:53pm

Critical Commentary

Established in 2006, the Center for Ethnography has worked to develop at the University of California, Irvine, series of sustained and diverse theoretical and methodological conversations across disciplines, academic and applied, both to probe the state of ethnographic practice and to influence the current changes in how ethnography is conducted, reported, received, and taught. The center supports innovative collaborative ethnographic research as well as experiments on the theoretical and methodological refunctioning of ethnography amid contemporary cultural, social and technological transformations. One goal of the center is to foster methodological innovation in ethnography across the campus. More broadly, however, its goal is to situate the University of California, Irvine at the center of such innovations internationally.

Group Audience

Cite as

George Marcus, "The Center for Ethnography", contributed by James Adams, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 5 August 2018, accessed 12 August 2022.