CANDID DISCUSSIONS ABOUT FIELDWORK: The New Ethnographer pre-field training workshop

Ann Wagner*

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In this conference review, the author reviews the first The New Ethnographer (TNE) pre-fieldwork training workshop for doctoral students that took place over two days at the London School of Economics and Political Science in February 2020. TNE's approach to pre-fieldwork training runs counter to institutionalized approaches of risk management: it acknowledges fieldwork's inherent messiness and ethnographers’ emotional and embodied entanglements, while inviting participants to rethink the language of ‘risk’ and ‘danger’. TNE's contribution lies in facilitating frank and experimental conversations between early career researchers, first via its digital platform, and now through scenario-based learning in the classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalAnthropology Today
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2020


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