Throughout our interdisciplinary research project, we have explored the politics of knowledge production, our own positionality as researchers and what it means to work collaboratively with academics, local communities and practitioners in ethical and sustainable ways. These reflections form a key theme for the project itself, producing insights into the methodological challenges and politics of working collaboratively and meaningfully on large interdisciplinary research projects.

Our Reflections from ‘the Field’ series collates many of these discussions, and – as the project’s Principal Investigator Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh outlines in her introduction to the series – explores both ‘who and what have we encountered in our research’, but also ‘who are we,’ ‘who are we to one another’ (see here and here), and ‘where, and when, are we’ across diverse fields of thought, practice and (in)action.

We will be updating this page with resources and findings in due course.