Ethnographic Encounters 2023-24 (Volume 13) is on the way!


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. 

Applications are open! 


We are now accepting applications to join the editorial team of the journal in the academic year 2021-2022. Apply here by October 12th 11:59 PM. Roles available include Editor, Head of Operations, Social Media Officer, and Publicity Officer. They are all relatively low time commitment, but offer opportunity to leave your mark on the publication and is a great addition to your CV. Please note that you can apply to both work as an editor as well as one of the additional roles at the same time. E-mail us at if you have any questions. 

2020 Journal Updates


We would like to give a warm welcome and congratulations to everyone added to our editing team this year. We've taken special consideration to diversify the academic years represented on the team and hope it will provide fresh perspectives and long term involvement in our publication.  This year presents our team with unusual and unexpected challenges at every turn but we are working hard to ensure things operate smoothly. 


While our first-semester edition generally focuses on second-year Ethnographic Encounters projects, we have had to adapt our approach. Due to COVID restrictions, many students were unable to carry out their fieldwork projects and instead did reflexive reports and reflections on ethnographic material. We hope to publish some of these reports as well as personal reflections, and general academic papers. It is unlikely that this year's journal will justify printing expenses so we are, unfortunately, only going to be digital this year. 


Stay tuned for any further announcements and thank you for your support as always.


Happy Holidays!


Katy and Rebecca,

Editor's in Chief 2020/21



2018 Ethnographic Encounters release


We are proud to announce the release of our 2018 volume of Ethnographic Encounters! It features twelve ethnographic research essays of a variety of fascinating topics from last year's second year students. Thank you and congratulations to all of our contributors! 

New Mini-Issue: Dissertation Pieces


Announcing the release of our latest Ethnographic Encounters Mini-Issue: Dissertation Pieces, featuring extracts from our 4th year students' dissertation projects! Please find the new issue below and our previous issues under the 'Archive' tab above. We are very pleased with the outcome of this publication and send many thanks to all the contributors!

New ‘Inspired By EE’ mini-issue!


Announcing the release of our latest Inspired By Ethnographic Encounters mini-issue, and with it, a short film of the SA2002 Art Installation! Please find the new issue below and our previous issues under the 'Archive' tab above. We are very pleased with the outcome of this publication and send many thanks to all the contributors!

Presenting, our new Editorial Team of 2015/16


Welcome to our new sub-editors: Talia, Alex, Lucy, and Devon! Imogen, an editor from last year, is taking over as Editor-in-Chief. Everyone is very excited to begin working on the next issue


Call for submissions: 'Food for Thought: The Homesick Student's Cookbook'


We are currently opening submissions for our latest issue: 'Food for thought: The Homesick Student's Cookbook'. Submissions consist of:

- a photograph of the meal you prepare when you think of 'comfort food' or home. This does not have to look fantastic, so please do not let such concerns prevent you from taking part. My own comfort food is rice soup, which could not look more unappealing.

- a short caption explaining the significance of the dish.

- the recipe.

There are no limits to the number of submissions you can make, however the deadline is Sunday the 15th of March at midnight to

Hoping to hear from lots of you!

Latest issue of Ethnographic Encounters


Issue 5 is now live and includes nine of the class of 2016's ethnographic encounters as well as two of the class of 2015. We hope you enjoy reading them!

Launching 'Inspired by Ethnographic Encounters'


The Editorial Team of Ethnographic Encounters is proud to announce the release of the newest section of the journal, 'Inspired by Ethnographic Encounters', and to also share the work of Revista Habitus.



Welcome to a new volume!


Ethnograhic Encounters is proud to present the first issue of this academic year. You can access this new volume by clicking on the 'Current' tab, found on the masthead of this website.

Ethnographic Encounters: End of Year Issue


The new Editorial Team of the Ethnographic Encounters Journal is proud to launch its first End of Year Issue. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the authors; readers will undoubtedly be inspired by the fantastic selection of ideas that these diverse and compelling ethnographies have to offer.

A new Volume of Ethnographic Encounters will be released after the summer season.

Ethnographic Encounters is Ready to Launch!


Introducing St Andrews' new student journal of social anthropology! Our first edition will go live online Friday 2 March 2012, followed by a launch party on Saturday 3 March 2012. Check back on Friday for the first issue, and in the meantime find us on facebook at Ethnographic Encounters for more details about the launch.