The George Washington University Institute for Ethnographic Research
The Institute for Ethnographic Research (IFER) of the George Washington University, is housed in the Department of Anthropology, but includes scholars from other institutions. Its mission is to provide support and resources for scholars and researchers working together on intellectual, ethical, and practical issues in ethnographic theory and method. Chartered in February, 2001, IFER is a center for collaborative research and teaching and for the publication of anthropological scholarship. It publishes Anthropological Quarterly (AQ), a leading refereed journal of sociocultural anthropology founded in 1921 by the Catholic University of America and acquired by IFER in September, 2001. The journal helps IFER become known as a research center, as a place that can set new research agendas for scholars working throughout the world. IFER also hosts a distinguished speaker series. The Institute is funded by subscriptions, private donations, and royalty and distribution partnerships.