A non-exhaustive collection of practical, conceptual, and institutional resources for doing experimental ethnography at Emory and beyond.

TechLab at Emory University

On Emory’s Campus

Center for Digital Scholarship 

Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry

Arts at Emory



The Hatchery

In Atlanta

The Goat Farm Arts Center

WRFG 89.3 FM Community Radio

The Bakery

The Creatives Project

Hi-Lo Press

Mint Gallery

C4 Atlanta

Mint Gallery in Atlanta

Peer Groups and Institutions

Collaboratoire d’Anthropologie Multimédia/Multimedia Anthropology Collaboratory (CAM/MAC) – University of Ottowa

Centre for Imaginative Ethnography

Laboratory of Speculative Ethnology / Elizabeth Chin

Center for Experimental Ethnogprahy / University of Pennsylvania

Collective for Advancing Multimodal Research Arts / University of Pennsylvania

Bureau for Experimental Ethnography / University of Texas – Austin

Center for Ethnography / University of California – Irvine   

Ethnography Lab / University of Toronto

Making Culture Lab / Simon Frazier University

Sensory Studies

Society for Visual Anthropology

Distribute Conference

Dance Your Ph.D


AnthroPod (podcast of Society for Cultural Anthropology): “What Does Anthropology Sound Like: Anthropology and Activism”

WITNESS Guides for Video Activists


Behar, Ruth, and Deborah A. Gordon
1995 Women Writing Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Cantarella, Luke, Christine Hegel, and George E. Marcus
2019 Ethnography by Design: Scenographic Experiments in Fieldwork. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Clifford, James, and George E. Marcus
1984 Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Elliott, Denielle and Dara Culhane, eds.                                                                   

2017 A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Fischer, Michael M. J.
2018 Anthropology in the Meantime: Experimental Ethnography, Theory, and Method for the Twenty-First Century. Durham: Duke University Press.

Grimshaw, Anna, and Amanda Ravetz
2005 Visualizing Anthropology. Bristol: Intellect.

Ingold, Tim
2011 Being Alive: Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description. London: Routledge.

MacDougall, David
1998 Transcultural Cinema. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press.

Pandian, Anand. & Stuart McLean

2017 Crumpled Paper Boat: Experiments in Ethnographic Writing, Durham: Duke University Press.

Schneider, Arnd, and Christopher Wright, eds.
2010 Between Art and Anthropology: Contemporary Ethnographic Practice. Oxford; New York: Berg Publishers.


Cahnmann-Taylor, Melisa
2018 Four Guiding Principles for Arts-Based Research Practice. In Arts-based Research in Education: Foundations for Practice. M. Cahnmann-Taylor and R. Siegesmund, eds. Pp. 247-258. New York: Routledge.

Chin, Elizabeth, ed.
2014 Katherine Dunham: Recovering an Anthropological Legacy, Choreographing Ethnographic Futures. Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research Press.

Collins, Samuel Gerald, Matthew Durington, and Harjant Gill 2017 “Multimodality: An Invitation.” American Anthropologist 119 (1): 142–46. 

Dattatreyan, Ethiraj Gabriel, and Isaac Marrero‐Guillamón
2019 Introduction: Multimodal Anthropology and the Politics of Invention. American Anthropologist 121(1):220-228.

Feld, Steven, and Donald Brenneis
2004 Doing Anthropology in Sound. American Ethnologist 31(4):461-474.

Marcus, George E.
2010 Contemporary Fieldwork Aesthetics in Art and Anthropology: Experiments in Collaboration and Intervention. Visual Anthropology 23(4):263-277.

Pink, Sarah
2010 The Future of Sensory Anthropology/The Anthropology of the Senses. Social Anthropology 18(3):331-333.

Varzi, Roxanne 2018.

“The Knot in the Wood: The Call to Multimodal Anthropology.” American Anthropologist website, June 5.

Vidali, Debra Spitulnik
2016 Multisensorial Anthropology: A Retrofit Cracking Open of the Field. American Anthropologist 118(2):395-400.