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Ethnographic Field Schools

Summer 2017 - Huanchaco, Trujillo, Peru


The USU Ethnographic Field School provides students with classroom instruction and hands-on experience/training in ethnographic methods. Originally designed and coordinated by USU Professor of Anthropology, Dr.Bonnie Glass-Coffin and currently directed by Dr. Michelle Grocke, the field school  provides students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to earn credit as participants in an ethnographic field school for anthropological research.

Ethnographic Field School 2006
ANTH 1010 Cultural Anthropology
Minimum age of 18
Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Contact:    Dr. Michelle Grocke (

Read this year's ethnographies here!

Watch Interviews with Students and learn more about day-to-day experiences!

Summer 2016 - Salavador and São Paolo, Brazil


Exploring Identity through Difference: An Immersive Experience of Race and Class in Brazil

This course provided students an experiential journey to understand how race and class construct Brazilian identity. The Brazilian patterns of these social systems are remarkably similar to those of America, yet manifest themselves very differently in national discourse. In order to analyze these similarities and differences, students will engage on a three-week experience of Brazilian society. Students  learned about the ethnic history of Brazil through the legacy of slavery and the intersection of race and class through service in the communities of Salvador and São Paulo; and understand community efforts of resistance through the eyes of leader, activists, and artists across Brazil.

To learn more about the field school's experiences visit:

Dr. Francois Dengah (