Tuesday, March 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
Methodologies in Conflict Settings
A Talk by Susan Thomson, Peace and Conflict
Studies Program, Colgate University, Center for Security Studies,
Should researchers conduct interviews in conflict-affected
settings? If we can, what are the methodological, ethical and practical
challenges of fieldwork? Drawing on 15 years of fieldwork in Rwanda, Kenya
and South Africa, Susan Thomson (Colgate University) will discuss the politics
of interviewing in difficult settings. Thomson will consider, in
conversation with the audience, questions such as, how can we access the people
we wish to interview? What kind of relationships are interviews premised upon?
What can we learn from interviews, and how does interview data become academic
Methods Café to follow at 2pm in Eggers 341.
Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, and Maxwell African
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