Department of Sociology


The Urban Ethnography Lab (UEL) was established in 2012 and is housed on the 3rd floor of RLP contiguous with the Sociology Department’s offices.  It is administered by the Sociology Department and directed by Sociology Professor Javier Auyero.

The purpose of the Urban Ethnography Lab is to forge strong research ties between the fields of ethnography and demography to foster an environment that facilitates cross-fertilization of conceptual frameworks and approaches. 

The Urban Ethnography Lab organizes a variety of events, including ethnography seminars, qualitative analysis software workshops, a brown bag series for graduate students and faculty, and a speaker series titled “Ethnography Meets Demography.”  The Urban Ethnography Lab will also award summer fellowships to advanced graduate students to conduct fieldwork.

For more information, please visit the Urban Ethnography Lab website.

  • Department of Sociology

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E 23rd St, A1700
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712-1086