The Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) promotes student research on universities and colleges as complex institutions. Based at the University of Illinois, EUI supports faculty from various disciplinary and methodological backgrounds to integrate original student research on universities and colleges into their courses through faculty development workshops, customized web environments, Institutional Review Board permissions, and bi-annual student conferences. In EUI-affiliated courses, students use a variety of ethnographic, archival, and related methods to examine the university in the broader context of our social and political times. At the end of each semester, students have the opportunity to contribute their work to the EUI collection in the U of I’s digital repository, Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS). We encourage you to tour our site, read about EUI’s history, peruse our affiliated courses, browse our students' research, and learn more about our special projects.
Congratulations to our Spring 2015 Student Conference award winners, including our first ever student participation by Oak Park River Forest High School, and to all those participating students who made the conference such a great success!
Thu, 30 Apr 2015
EUI Spring 2015 Student Conference Program is now available.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015
EUI Fall 2014 Student Conference Program is now available.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014
This last academic year, EUI celebrated a decade of activity as a pedagogical research community. Check out what we've been up to!
Tue, 09 Sep 2014
Congratulations to our Spring 2014 Student Conference award winners, and to all those participating students who made the conference such a great success!
Wed, 30 Apr 2014