In this workshop, we aim to focus on ethics and safety during field research from both researcher's and interlocutors' perspectives. With participants’ active participation and bringing in their own inquiries, we aim to critically assess our role as researchers in conducting research in the Global South. We will discuss and reflect issues on power, identity and positionality in the field and thereby focus on two main aspects: 1) Ethics: How do I see myself and how am I seen? How should I deal with unequal power relations in non-Western and post-colonial contexts? 2) Safety: How do I guarantee my own safety? How do I protect my research partners? How are research ethics and safety related?
The online-workshop will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams/Zoom and will feature two keynote speakers followed by Q&A as well as participant presentations focusing on individual research projects and inquiries that can be discussed in a safe environment amongst peers.
- Prof. Dr. Timothy Williams (Bundeswehr University Munich) “Research Ethics in Field Research in the Global South”
- Ilyas Saliba (WZB/GPPI): “Safer Field Research in the Social Sciences”
When: December 7/8, 2020 | 09:00–13:00 o'clock each day
Where: Online via Microsoft Teams/Zoom