Laura Thurmann is a PhD researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. Her PhD project examines gendered security practices and violence in ethnographic research. Her Master’s thesis was based on a mixed-methods study of experiences of sexualized harassment and assault in fieldwork among German anthropologists. She previously conducted fieldwork on police and security in the DR Congo and Niger. For more information about her work, you can visit her university webpage or follow her on Twitter.
Tamara Gupper is a PhD researcher in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. She works on the processes through which software for humanoid robots is written. She developed an interest in researcher safety in the context of fieldwork methodology and ethnographic writing during and after her research project for her Master’s thesis. To find out more about her work, have a look at her website or follow her on ResearchGate, LinkedIn, Twitter or Mastodon.
Kira Kreft completed her Master’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Through her work in the development cooperation sector in Asia (especially the Philippines and Bangladesh) she started paying more attention to security strategies. She gained further insights through her work as a founding member of a local refugee aid organization, as well as through her work at Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK).