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 Humboldt State University, the laboratory supports the research and instructional activities of the faculty, unique learning and directed-research opportunities for HSU students, and educational outreach within the local community. The Ethnographic Research Lab is also home to the MA Applied Anthropology Office.


  • Meeting space
  • Ethnographic research materials
  • Interview recording equipment
  • Extra large video screen for research and conferencing

Get Involved:

There are several ways to be involved in the lab and cultural anthropology at HSU:
  • 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: Rebecca Robertson,
Graduate Lab Coordinators: Jenna Horvat,, Dana Taggart,

Contact Information:

Ethnographic Research Lab, BSS 148
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521