Field Research in the Middle East during and after the Pandemic
A Crown Seminar with Peter Krause and Golnar Nikpour
The COVID-19 pandemic has closed borders and disrupted travel and research plans for many academics. In this cross-disciplinary panel discussion, Peter Krause and Golnar Nikpour will address the challenges and possibilities of doing archival and field research in the Middle East during the pandemic. They will discuss incorporating contingency planning into research designs, concerns related to protecting the safety of researchers and research participants, and finding ways to build relationships and gather and share material in new and creative ways.
Peter Krause is an associate professor of political science at Boston College. He was a junior research fellow at the Crown Center in 2011-2012.
Golnar Nikpour is an assistant professor of history at Dartmouth College. She was the Neubauer Junior Research Fellow at the Crown Center in 2017-2018.
Hayal Akarsu, discussant, is a junior research fellow at the Crown Center.