As a student-run academic journal affiliated with the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews, Ethnographic Encounters explores student ethnographic work across different forms and disciplines, while retaining its founding dedication to publishing outstanding coursework from the second-year anthropology module of the same name.

Call for Submissions: Ethnographic Encounters 2022-23 (First Round)


Ethnographic Encounters 2022-23 (Vol.13) opens submissions to undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines within and beyond the University of St Andrews. This will create a space for interdisciplinary exploration of the broadest meaning of being 'ethnographic', both as a mode of doing qualitative research and as a mode of representing results from that research. So long as you consider that your work can contribute to the genre of ethnography, we welcome diverse forms of submissions including creative writing, poetry, audio-visual production and photography alongside academic articles.

Deadlines: We are going to experiment with multiple rounds of submission deadlines this academic year. The first submission deadline is 16th October 2022, at 11:59 PM.

Open the announcement link to see the submission requirements. 

Join the Ethnographic Encounters Editorial Team!


The applications for the Ethnographic Encounters editorial team for this academic year are now open! Please apply here by 2nd October at 11:59 PM. Roles available include Co-Head of Operations, Editors, Cover and Layout Designers, and Social Media Officers. The roles on the editorial team are all relatively low-time commitments but offer an opportunity to explore ethnographic knowledge and writing outside the curriculum and contribute to your CV.

* Please note that you can apply to both works as an editor as well as one of the additional roles at the same time.

Vol 12 No 1 (2022): Ethnographic Encounters: Digital Research Methods

As the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted many aspects of our lives to online contexts, this special issue of Ethnographic Encounters reflects upon what this shift has meant for our research practices. For the first time in the history of the journal, we also open our submissions to all the departments of the University of St Andrews and to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. This has created an issue with space for interdisciplinary reflections upon the new opportunities and challenges brought by the conditions of digital research.

Published: 2022-05-17

Editorial Note

Anna Louise Todsen, Eva Ferguson, Dayuan Chen


Creativity and Digital Research Methodologies

Benjamin C.H. Kao, Nicole Cizauskas


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