About JVE

Journal of Video Ethnography is a venture of DePaul University's Social Science Research Center.


The aim of this journal is to advance the social scientific use of video/film as a method for exploring human society, systems, and cultures and as a medium for presenting the findings of those explorations.

Journal of Video Ethnography (JVE) seeks to fill a gap in scholarly publishing and establish rigorous guidelines for evaluating and creating ethnographic film. Peer review is the fulcrum of scientific discourse; without it, standards and production guidelines will never materialize in an emerging field. All submissions to JVE will be peer-reviewed in a manner identical to and as rigorous as that of print journals.


JVE publishes ethnographic studies that feature video as a central methodological component and the primary form of output. JVE's editors will not consider decontextualized "clips" or videos that require text documents to be understood.

Videos published in JVE address a social scientific research question or subject whose study is best undertaken by the collection and exhibition of videographic data, as opposed to studies where video/film is incidental or merely illustrative/supplemental.

Publisher's Information

Publisher :   Journal of Video Ethnography, Social Science Research Center, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
Contact Information
  Contact Person :   Greg Scott, Editor in Chief
  Email :   editor@videoethno.com
  Address :   990 W. Fullerton Ave., Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60614

Publication Index

Vol. 1, No.1 (2014) :    Cadences (by Alexandra Tilman)
Grrrl Love and Revolution (by Abby Moser)
The Mother Hen (by Sydney Silverstein)
Status and Stigma (by Melanie Langpap)
U.S. vs. Narciso, Perez & the Press (by Geri Alumit Zeldes)

Vol. 1, No.2 (2014) :    Country Crush (by Molly Merryman)
El Dia Primero (by Sarah Borealis & Neyda Paredes)
Wilderness of a Troubled Genre (by John Melville Bishop)
Maturarul - The Broom Maker (by Stefan Scarlatescu)
Near the Mountain (by Flynn Donovan)
Ngaben (by Robert Lemelson)
Standing on the Edge of a Thorn (by Robert Lemelson)
The Last Taboo (by Tony Steyger)
Silkies of Madagascar (by David Evans)

Vol. 2, No.1 (2015) :    The Movie Crowd (by Kyle McDaniel)
Soil, Struggle, and Justice (by Andreas Hernandez)
3,100 Mile Self-Transcendence Race (by Kevin Gotkin and Corrina Laughlin)

Vol. 2, No.2 (2015) :    A Better Road (by Juan Aguilar)
To Live in This World (by Jordan Thomas and Kenzie Wade)
Cutting the Cord / Lutu Chuktiwa (by David Shorter)
Macholand / Mardistan (by Harjant Gill)
Cut Off By Mountains (by Tamara Sushko and Rod Morris)
Out of Focus / Fuera de Foco (by Adrian Arce and Antonio Zirion)
Kora (by Jorge Carvalho)

Vol. 3, No.1 (2016) :    Social Life of a Bus (by Govind Gopakumar)
Manatee Lagoon: Yesterday and Today (by Eileen Smith-Cavros and Guadalupe Almanza)
The Politics of Friendship and Confrontation (by Syd Krochmalny)
The Passage of Fish (by Francesco Bachis, Dawn Lyon, Felice Tiragallo)
The Vital Other (by Lan Angela Li)