Mental Health and Fieldwork

Calla Hummel, Dana El Kurd

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Researchers discuss the logistics of successful fieldwork but not the mental health considerations that fieldwork and the research process introduce. Successful fieldwork and fruitful academic careers hinge on acknowledging and managing our mental health. We discuss peer-support networks, secondary trauma, coping skills, therapy, and researchers' mental health options before, during, and after fieldwork.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages5
JournalPS - Political Science and Politics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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