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 is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for our upcoming edition! The deadline for submissions is 22nd December 2023. Email submissions to

 We welcome submissions from undergraduates and postgraduates from any university! The submissions must be ethnographically based -  in this context, 'ethnographic' encompasses various aspects, including but not confined to fieldwork, reflections on personal research experiences, and theoretical engagement with ethnographic methodology! We also welcome submissions from SA2002 projects! Please ensure submissions are 3,000 words in length and follow JRAI formatting guidelines.

Attention, previous contributors! If you submitted your work last year, we welcome RESUBMISSIONS! Your valuable insights and perspectives are very much appreciated, so don't miss this chance to share your work with us! Don't miss out on this opportunity to showcase your research and contribute to the vibrant world of ethnography! We look forward to reading your submissions!

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. 

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

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