Trading Safety for Knowledge?
Perspectives on Risks and Wellbeing in Fieldwork
Introduction Enduring hardship and taking risks related to one’s personal safety have long been considered a part of anthropological fieldwork. Often, emotionally challenging and dangerous situations have later been portrayed (and published) as heroic stories, which left out the far-reaching consequences for researchers’ physical and mental wellbeing. In the past decade, an increasing number of […]
From Anxiety to Method in a Global Pandemic
Emotional and ethical challenges in researching sexualized violence during times of crisis
I began writing this piece several times, trying to find an interesting vignette to catch the readers’ attention. The truth is, I don’t have one. I spent the last six months of my academic life sitting at my desk, changing my research project, writing and editing papers, attending online conferences and zoom meetings whilst getting […]