This course has several interlinking goals. First, to read a full ethnography. This term (I) it will be John Borneman’s classic _Belonging in the Two Berlins_. Second, to do an ethnographically grounded research project in contemporary Berlin. Third, to knit that research – in writing – into a strong data driven argument. Attention will thus be paid to anthropological research methods, ethnographic writing as a scholarly genre, and to the city as lively, deeply historical place. The language of instruction will be English.