Refusing to Research: An Alternative Lens on Ethics

Willoughby-Herard (2015) writes about why she decided not to write about and research black South African women (despite attempts by South African archivists to redirect her to write about them). She states: “We do not get to claim space in each other’s histories simply because we want to or because we have been in political … Continue reading Refusing to Research: An Alternative Lens on Ethics

“Responsible Research”: Reducing Risk or Improving Well-being?

I'm reposting here a piece I wrote for The Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa (CIHA) Blog: A recent workshop held in South Africa convened two unlikely groups: San* groups in South Africa and sex workers in Nairobi. What do these two seemingly unrelated groups have in common? According to the workshop conveners, they have both experienced … Continue reading “Responsible Research”: Reducing Risk or Improving Well-being?