Managing Practicalities in the Field

“Managing Practicalities in the Field” is a workshop on personal safety, self-care, ethics, and the practicalities of engaging with local populations in crisis-affected environments and development contexts. It is designed around a series of examples of ethical challenges that arise in fieldwork, as drawn from the experiences of the faculty leaders (Professors Dyan Mazurana and Karen Jacobsen, each of whom has decades of experience in the field). Students explore several exercises designed to prompt reflection on their personal vulnerabilities and strengths, and to critically examine their identity and status as can be perceived by the communities they seek to work with. The goal of the workshop is to improve students’ personal capacities to carry out research and establish careers in post-conflict and development contexts by sharpening their ethical and critical self-reflection preparedness.

This workshop is open to all in the Tufts University community. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, May 9, 2019
10 am – 2 pm
Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Ave., Medford campus

Register to attend here.

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