Syllabus & Research

Here you can download the Doing Ethnography syllabus and the Written Assignments Checklist. Please note that the syllabus is subject to change.

Check the Moodle site for updated readings, assignments, and deadlines (enroll with the key “fieldworkS15”).

The library has an excellent research guide designed specially for this class that you can find here.


The citation style for this class is Chicago-Turabian (you can read about the style in detail here.) This is also one of the built-in formats in NoodleBib, a miracle-working bibliography program, available to all Bard students.

Required Texts for this course are available at the Bard bookstore. They are:

  • Boellstorff, Tom, Bonnie Nardi, Celia Pearce, and T.L. Taylor. 2012. Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press.
  • Emerson, Robert M., Rachel I. Fretz, and Lina L. Shaw. 2011. Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, 2nd edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Feld, Steven. 2012. Sound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics, and Song in Kaluli Expression, 3rd edition. Durham and London: Duke University Press.
  • Helbig, Adriana. 2014. Hip-Hop Ukraine: Music, Race, and African Migration. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

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