In collaboration with the Center for the Study of Global Change, Institute for Advanced Study is pleased to invite graduate students to an interdisciplinary panel discussion about maintaining researcher well-being when working with traumatized communities.
The event will take place Wednesday, November 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the Global and International Studies Building, GA 3067. Those interested in attending can RSVP to the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/491516764676244/ .
Through this discussion, we seek to foster conversations that will benefit students and faculty members as they plan and carry out research. Recent student and faculty discussions have highlighted a need for a panel on difficult fieldwork contexts. While courses and professional development opportunities address the need to safeguard the communities with which we work, less attention is given to the systemic and emotional challenges investigators experience in doing such scholarship. We will be asking panelists to give concrete strategies for new researchers to shed light on how to maintain researcher wellbeing while still maintaining connection to the communities and topics with which they work.
This 90-minute panel will consist of four panelists. There will be a 10-minute introduction of the panel given by Hilary Kahn, the moderator, who will then ask questions of the researchers (Elise Anderson, Folklore & Ethnomusicology; Deborah Getz, School of Public Health; Adam Henze, School of Education) for approximately 40 minutes. Following the Q&A, Enrique Silva from CAPS will offer suggestions and resources for researchers. The last half hour will consist of questions and discussions with attendees, and mingling with a light lunch.