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Ethnographic Studies Certificate Program

Providing training in ethnographic methods and field research to undergraduates in concentrations outside Anthropology. Students in all divisions are welcome (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering).

Vize lab

Ethnographic Data Visualization

Dedicated to advancing innovation in ethnography for the 21st century. The VizE Lab is a hybrid online-offline platform and hub for researchers interested in curating digital data and creating audio-visual materials for ethnography, such as data visualizations, documentary films and interactive websites.


Center on Transnational Policing

The CTP will bring together Princeton scholars and students to understand policing in the U.S. and internationally. As the hub of a wider social scientific research network, the Center’s mission will be to explore policing from a transnational approach. Coming in academic year 2017-2018.


Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
In the summer of 2017, fifteen Princeton undergrads gathered in Berlin for the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Global Seminar on xenophilia and xenophobia, taught by Anthropology Professor John Borneman. This text is the product of their experiences.
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Princeton Alumni Weekly talks to Department of Anthropology's Professor Carolyn Rouse to discuss her research trip to interview Donald Trump supporters in rural California, her "Trumplandia" project, the reasons why she hasn't watched cable TV news this year, and how listening can be "a radical act."
Friday, Sep 15, 2017
Professor Serguei Oushakine's course "Language, Identity, Power" is reported by Literary Hub as one of the 10 college courses to read along to this semester (from your couch).
Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
by myee
Nomi Stone, Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology, is a finalist with the Atelier. Atelier is a newly launched book series from UC Press in anthropology designed to take a ground-up approach to the acquisition and publication of new ethnographic works.
Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017
by Wendy Plump for the Office of Engineering Communications
“Ethnographic field researchers don’t ‘study’ people — we ‘learn from’ them, which means that our research involves lots of careful listening,” said Rena Lederman, a professor of anthropology at Princeton and one of the


CONFERENCE: Digesting Difference - Modes of Social Incorporation in Europe

Fri, Mar 2, 2018, 4:30 pm

Keynote on Friday, March 2 at 4:30 PM

François Héran (Collège de France)

Location: A17 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

Cultivating a Therapeutic Self in Globalizing China

Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 4:30 pm
Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall

News from the Afterlife: Civil War Mass Grave Exhumations in Contemporary Spain

Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 4:30 pm
Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall