Archive: August, 2015

Call for papers: SFAA Panel on “Research in Highly Politicized Settings”

Saturday, August 15th, 2015


Call for Conference Papers: Doing Research in Highly Politicized Settings

For the SFAA 2016 Conference in Vancouver, Canada (March 29-April 2, 2016)

This year’s theme: Intersections

Organizers: Erin Jessee (Strathclyde) and Susan Thomson (Colgate)

How do we know what we know about lives lived during and after conflict? A growing body of literature addresses human subjects research in highly politicized settings, which we define broadly to mean conflict and post-conflict environments, humanitarian contexts as well as authoritarian and other controlled research settings. We seek papers from academics, senior graduate students, practitioners and activists concerned with knowledge production through methodically rigorous and ethically sound field research practices. (more…)


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