What do we understand the meaning of conflict-prone, violent, divisive, risky, or difficult fields to be? How does research in divisive and violent contexts present new methodological challenges and require different approaches than traditional fieldwork settings?
More attention than ever has been directed to critical questioning of how we conduct research and its implication for those with whom we work with/on. Such critical introspection would appear to require even greater reflection for scholars conducting fieldwork in a context marked by violent conflict and authoritarian regimes whose fieldsites arguably pose heightened challenges for doing fieldwork.
Many scholars maintain however, that systematic attention to and reflections on the methodological and ethical challenges of researching and conducting fieldwork in conflict zones continues to lag behind.
Join us on Wednesday 5th June at 6:30pm for a lively exchange between Peace Medie and Dennis Rodgers, two leading scholars working in conflict settings, as they begin to respond to these critical questions.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception.
Oliver Jütersonke (Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding) , Stéphanie Perazzone (University of Geneva), Ann Laudati (University of California, Berkeley) and Charlotte Mertens (Melbourne University).