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The trepidations of an African PhD researcher – who are you and why are you here?

Atenchong, T. N. (2020) The trepidations of an African PhD researcher – who are you and why are you here? Area. ISSN 1475-4762 (In Press)

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/area.12672

Abstract/Summary

This paper contributes to research that has a predominant focus on western researchers in the global South. Firstly, the paper examines how my African identity fits into a western discourse of being a researcher and their intersections with my other personalities as I world‐travel. ‘World‐travelling’ is about the plurality of selves and an opening for self‐construction. Secondly, the paper elaborates on violence and intimidation in the field and how researchers may succeed or fail in negotiating such risks. As a non‐native researcher in a UK‐Based University, I acknowledge my plurality of selves, and the skills needed to navigate these social worlds.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
ID Code:93344
Publisher:Wiley

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