Call for book chapters- Decolonizing Fieldwork: A Practical Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Decolonizing Fieldwork: A Practical Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences Editors: Kira Jumet (Hamilton College) and Merouan Mekouar (York University)  In January 2016, the brutal killing of Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Cambridge University student  who was conducting fieldwork in Cairo, Egypt, marked a turning point for Western scholars working on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The abduction, torture, and  subsequent death of the young graduate student shook the academic community focusing on  that area of the world and reminded many more of the numerous difficulties faced by researchers  conducting fieldwork in authoritarian settings. Since then, a number of new publications have  sought to examine the challenges faced by social scientists conducting research in the MENA  region (Bank and Busse (2021), Krause and Szekely (2020), Clark and Cavatorta (2018), among  others) as well as other non-democratic regions such as Central Asia (Janenova 2019, Driscoll  2021), parts of the Caribbean (Bell 2013), parts of Sub-Saharan Africa (Laher, Fynn and Kramer  2019), Eastern Europe and Russia (Goode 2010, 2016), and East Asia (Reny 2016, Wang 2019).  However, while these contributions addressed and theorized about the important challenges faced by Western academics conducting research under authoritarian regimes (Glasius et al.  […]

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