Ethnographic Research Lab

The Ethnographic Research Laboratory is a research facility dedicated to the scholarly pursuit of knowledge about human cultures. As part of the Anthropology Program of Cal Poly Humboldt, the laboratory supports the research and instructional activities of the faculty, unique learning and directed-research opportunities for Humboldt students, and educational outreach within the local community.


  • Meeting space
  • Interview space
  • Computers
  • Ethnographic research materials
  • Interview recording equipment
  • Collaboration boards

Get Involved:

There are several ways to be involved in the lab and cultural anthropology at Humboldt:
  • Take courses in cultural anthropology.
  • Enroll in Anth 482 Anthropology Internship and apply to work in the lab.
  • Volunteer to assist with ongoing student and faculty projects.


Director: Gordon Ulmer, 

Contact Information:

Ethnographic Research Lab, BSS 233
Cal Poly Humboldt
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521