December 17, 2021

Challenges of Ethnographic Fieldwork Within Migrant Communities


Ethnographic research within migrant communities living in precarious conditions is mainly conducted by researchers from the Global North, or affiliated to research institutions located in the Global North. This raises additional and specific methodological challenges in terms of positionality and research ethics. These challenges manifest themselves in intertwined ways at various research stages, from the data collection to the data analysis and the communication of the research findings, and at varying degrees depending on the vulnerabilities of the research participants.Three anthropologists Martin Zillinger, Sophie Nakueira and Nina Grønlykke Mollerup share their methodological insights based on their past research experiences in this discussion moderated by Dr. Maha Shuayb 


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