15th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods in New York City


Online: June 20 to July 1, 2022 – 9 AM to 12 PM EDT

On-site in New York City: July 18 to 29, 2022 – 9 AM to 12 PM EDT



The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to announce the 15th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods. In 2022, the course will take place in two sessions: one in an online format at the end of June and another returning to its face-to-face modality, in New York City, in July (provided sanitary conditions allow).

The goal of the Field School is to offer training in the foundations and practice of ethnographic methods. The faculty works closely with participants to identify the required field methods needed to address their academic or professional needs. The Field School is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students in social sciences and other fields of study that use qualitative approaches (such as education, communication, cultural studies, health, social work, human ecology, development studies, consumer behavior, among others), applied social scientists, professionals, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about ethnographic methods and their applications.


Foundations of ethnographic research
Theory and practice: social theories in the field
Research design
Data collection techniques
Planning the logistics of field research
Digital ethnography
Ethnography in interface with Social Network Analysis and other trends in the field of the digital humanities
Ethnography in specific fields of activity (applied social sciences, health, social service, environmental studies, public policy design, business, and others)
Principles of organization and indexation of field data
Analyzing field data; qualitative analysis software packages: basic principles
The total workload of the course is 30 hours. In this edition of the summer school, the option of earning credits is not available.

Places are limited. The tuition fee is US$ 1,200. Comitas Field School Fellowship: a limited amount of fellowships are available to students from underrepresented minorities and low-income countries. See information on how to apply at the end of the application form.

The application should be completed online here. For more information, please see https://cifas.us/field-school/ or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..