Wednesday 11 January 2017
When You Cannot Leave the Field: Tales from an Ethnography of Academia
In this third meeting, we will continue to discuss the theme of the aftermath of ethnography with a special guest from Warwick. Maria do Mar Pereira is a feminist ethnographer who has conducted research in a field in which she is part and invested in: academia. Her case is thus rather unique. It represents a situation in which the researcher ‘cannot’ leave the field, informants have full access to and understanding of research results, and the impact of the ethnography is intertwined with its very production.
Maria do Mar Pereira holds a PhD in Gender from the Gender Institute at LSE, and a BSc+MSc (Distinction) in Sociology from the Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL, Portugal). Alongside her academic work, she maintains an active involvement in feminist movements at local and international, grassroots and policy levels, having been a member of the executive committee of various Portuguese and European non-governmental organisations.