Political scientist Renata Albuquerque, LABMUNDO researcher, recently published in Horizontes do Sul a text on the challenges to women in field research in other countries:
“Although field research requires a strong readiness of researchers in general, there are some questions that arise when analyzing how societies react to women in the position of researchers. This report / manual stems from the uneasiness to perceive when talking to my fellow researchers, above all men, how much intersectionality appears as a fundamental element for the accomplishment or not of a field research”.
Photo: Renata Ribeiro
Based on his travels to Mozambique and South Africa, Albuquerque spells out three general lines of advice to fellow academics regarding interview planning, local culture and job security. Read more here.