Certificate In Autoethnography: A Qualitative Research Method

Welcome to the first formal Autoethnography credential.

This six-week online certificate is designed for students and scholars located anywhere in the world who want to learn more about doing autoethnographic research.* You’ll be immersed into the world of Autoethnography, a qualitative research method that merges the practices of life writing with the practices of ethnography.

This certificate offers the exciting opportunity to learn from and engage with Dr. Tony Adams, a renowned Autoethnography expert and Caterpillar Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Bradley University. Upon completion of the certificate, you’ll have the tools to describe and systematically analyze personal experiences and connect them to cultural, political, and social meanings and understandings.

* Although this certificate program does not offer academic course credit, some students may be able to pursue course credit by proposing this program as a component of an independent/tutored study at their home institution.

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US $1,575 (Bradley alumni pay only $1,415)

6 weeks

7-9 hours a week


Winter 2023 Cohort launches asynchronously on January 30; Dr. Adams will lead synchronous meetings on 6 consecutive Mondays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. CST, also beginning January 30, 2023.

Summer 2023 Cohort launches June 5 asynchronously; the synchronous meetings are scheduled for 6 consecutive Mondays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CST, also beginning June 5, 2023.

Winter 2024 cohort begins in January 2024 - registration will open in September 2023.
Register for 2023 Summer Cohort