Institutional ethnography (IE) is a sociological perspective and method of inquiry, originally developed by Canadian sociologist Dorothy Smith, and is the subject of growing international interest. IE now constitutes a thematic group of the International Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social problems. Institutional ethnography is not only used by sociologists, but by people from many disciplines and professions.
About the Nordic network for Institutional Ethnography
The Nordic network for institutional ethnography brings together researchers, students and teaching staff who make use of IE in different types of research in different research fields - or who want to do so. The network promotes the practical application of institutional ethnography. It also facilitates exchange of experience, critical debate and further development of IE. In a longer perspective, the goal is to strengthen the interest for and use of IE in the Nordics. It is also to make Nordic language texts that make use of institutional ethnography more accessible.
Students, educators and researchers from all of the Nordic countries are welcome to attend our network meetings and join the network's mailing list. There are two annual network meetings. For more information, please contact the network coordinators.