By: Amy Kipp This week the University of Guelph had the privilege of having Dr. Homa Hoodfar visiting our campus and sharing with us many insights into her experiences. Last summer, Dr. Hoodfar was imprisoned in Iran for several months with the charge of “dabbling in feminism, and security issues.” She presented a fascinating lecture […]Read more "Intense Fieldwork"
By: Pooja Patel For aspiring anthropologists, fieldwork is described as the “rite of passage” where the young anthropologist is finally able to fly out of the academic nest and enter the field site. For first timers, this is an emotional journey filled with excitement, nervousness, fear, and nostalgia. As a graduate student, I too got […]Read more "Fieldwork: Be prepared for the unexpected"
Welcome to Fieldnotes, a blog created by graduate students from the department of International Development Studies at the University of Guelph. This blog was created out of our desire for a space to discuss the real struggles of fieldwork and research more generally. As researchers whose work focuses on issues of power and oppression between […]Read more "Fieldnotes"