The Challenges of Conducting Fieldwork, through a Gender Lens


This panel discussion regarding fieldwork in violent places, with violent actors, or with individuals who have experienced violence themselves is intended to draw attention to the work and experiences of women to the larger community of researchers, both male and female. Topics addressed will include differential experiences of men and women in fieldwork, including security concerns, ethical challenges, and potential risks and benefits. 

The event is open to all scholars (faculty and students), particularly those considering conducting fieldwork or participating in a research abroad program and those who have have already done so with experiences to share.

Moderators: Kellogg Faculty Fellows Jaimie Bleck (political science) and Catherine Bolten (anthropology and peace studies)

For more information, please contact Lucia Tiscornia (