Encouraging a wider debate on safety in (ethnographic) fieldwork has been one of our main goals since the very beginning of this initiative. To this end, we host a roundtable at the Conference of the German Anthropological Association in Munich this year! We are more than happy that researcher safety features in the conference program, and hope that our contribution will spark greater awareness of the importance of the topic.
We will talk about topics including:
– the consequences of experiences of unsafety and violence for researchers, as well as our discipline,
– safety and inclusiveness of our discipline for researchers with various intersecting positionalities,
– the limits of our discipline if we take the emotional and physical safety of researchers as a goal of ethnographic projects
We are very much looking forward to the discussion and hope for a large and diverse audience. The roundtable will take place on July 27th from 11:00 – 12:30 in room M 209, join us if you can!