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  MAY 30 - JULY 26

The Summer 2020 Isla Mujeres Ethnographic Field School (I.F.S.) Advanced Methods program has been adjusted to a 'remote' session due to the international Covid- 19 pandemic public health protocols. The program will encompass all of the usual course aspects (proposals, research and presentation of data) of our 'on the ground' program and dates will be the same -- but lectures/discussions will be organized based on the best times for the class as a whole. We will offer flexibility for class times as needed for the group. 

Students will perform ethnographic research in their own communities within the safest parameters possible given the current state of their particular location in relation to the Covid-19.

We have created a global Covid-19 (C19) project with previous students of the I.F.S. Program. These alumni, trained and experienced ethnographers, are now scattered around the world now working on their projects to further this effort. We view this as a singular opportunity within the realm of applied research that needs to be seized, and can be learned from,


Summer 2020 Remote Students will follow this project's lead to not only learn about the process and methods of professional ethnographic research, but also how anthropology can be used in various ways -- from applied anthropology, to the collection of ethnographic records that can assist on creating insight into the lives and struggles faced by people in various communities as this pandemic unfolds. There are many issues and angles to be addressed and we hope our summer 2020 students will join us in this valuable project effort.

The Advanced Methods Online Program will start on May 30th and end on July 26th.

Tuition for the program will be $1,500 USD per student.


All reading materials will be provided.


Students must become familiar with the Zoom application prior to the start of the program.


We encourage students at all levels of training and from any discipline to apply, as well as those who may be not connected with a program, but whom want to learn more about ethnographic research, anthropological and sociological methods, theory and practice.


Please email Dr. Todd Pierce, the Director of the program directly if you are interested in joining this summer's research team at



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