The Global Ethnography specialisation provides students with the opportunity to do their own three-months field research, create their own research networks and build on the experience of our specialised researchers, gaining excellent social scientific skills.

Global connections

Our globalising world increasingly demands for a comparative and holistic approach to all things cultural. In the specialisation Global Ethnography you will study the ways global processes manifest themselves in often very particular and local instances, both in far away places but also closer to home in one’s own society.

Using ethnography as a method, you will be able to analyse and report on a wide range of everyday practices of individuals, groups and societies as they find themselves embedded within complex processes of social change. Students of our programme obtain an insight in some of the more widely felt vulnerabilities of our time, including ecological change and a call for sustainability, economic precariousness and the deep impact of media culture, whilst scrutinising and learning from often very local forms of resilience to such challenges.

Further information

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Study advisor

For specific questions regarding the master's programme, contact our study advisor:

Nina Osterhaus-Simic

Institute's blog

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