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The Importance of Sharing Anxieties About Fieldwork. Or, How to “Woman Up”

My latest article, for the Coffee & Cocktails academic podcast and blog, on the need for universities to reassess their ethics and safety policies before allowing academics to go out into the field. Enjoy!

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Giulio Regeni

Some years ago, I was gathering interviews for a project on Italian feminism. At one point I contacted a feminist association in Milan, which was running a crowd funding campaign for the launch of a women’s centre. I interviewed one of the project’s promoters, and at the end she gently suggested that I could perhaps use some of my funds to support their cause. I tried to explain, somewhat embarrassed, that grant money is meant to cover research costs and expenses only, and I half promised to apply for some other grant, knowing it would never come through.

In about the same period Giulio Regeni, a doctoral student from Cambridge University, went missing in Cairo. It was the fifth anniversary of the uprising against Hosni Mubarak. I instantly got a bad feeling. Students rarely go missing like this, don’t they? A few days later his corpse – showing signs of…

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1 thought on “The Importance of Sharing Anxieties About Fieldwork. Or, How to “Woman Up””

  1. bell’articolo!

    Giuliana Tiripelli

    Associate Professor of Digital Journalism & Media Discourse *Media Discourse Centre * De Montfort University, Leicester UK @iulikravitz

    about.me academia book *Political Communication* coaching

    On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 09:59, Your Editing Alternative wrote:

    > Andrea Hajek posted: “My latest article, for the Coffee & Cocktails > academic podcast and blog, on the need for universities to reassess their > ethics and safety policies before allowing academics to go out into the > field. Enjoy!” >

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