How to Avoid Gender-Based Hostility During Fieldwork
JULY 15, 2018
Like many whose fieldwork takes place far from home, I found the 2014 report "Survey of Academic Field Experiences: Trainees Report Harassment and Assault," which documented the dangers that fieldwork in isolated settings poses to (primarily) women, both riveting and horrifying. By quantifying a set of problems that many of us were aware of but which few of us took action against, the report transformed our understanding of the professional responsibilities we must commit to while engaged in fieldwork.
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