STREAM: Doing Fieldwork in the Bureaucratic Academia

STREAM: Doing Fieldwork in the Bureaucratic Academia

The increasing bureaucratization of the academia, particularly visible in the UK, is affecting disproportionately scholars whose research is based on fieldwork carried out in developing and conflict affected countries. Elaborate procedures to obtain travel authorization, rules about booking transport and accommodation and, on top of all, an ongoing process of securitisation of research are increasingly hampering our capacity to produce knowledge in and about Africa. This stream invite scholars to share their experiences, reflect on the current situation and propose ways to deal with the current trend.

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