Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC)

The Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) is internationally renowned for its research on the social and cultural implications of digital and data-led systems. We bring the richness and depth of ethnographic research together with critical insights from academic scholarship to produce a wide range of research: applied, policy and social change-oriented, analytic and theoretical. Our Centre is known for its innovative ethnographic approach to digital culture and society. Here we draw from a breadth of disciplinary backgrounds and experience in anthropology, media and cultural studies, design, arts and documentary practice, education, sociology and games research.