The Ethnography Studio at USC brings together ethnographers from a broad array of disciplines and approaches–from arts to engineering, anthropology to education, computer science to sociology–who are experimenting with ways of understanding complex social phenomena, of small and large scales, while embracing the uncertainty and ambiguities that ethnographic research affords for creative thinking. Acknowledging the usefulness and limits of research design and well established data collection techniques, the Studio takes advantage of a broad array of methodologies and theoretical approaches and values diversity and contradiction rather than cohesiveness and convergence. Members of the studio work through their project ideas, research design, and writing in a space where peer support and learning is imagined as asking each other hard questions from a collaborative and collegial standpoint.

The Ethnography Studio is directed by Dr. Andrea Ballestero and coordinated by Katie Ulrich. Visit People to learn more about the community behind our studio or visit Happenings to explore an archive of our past events. In the Collaborations section you will find the projects that we are part of at the moment.

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