Self-care for researchers working and writing on violence

Kimberly Theidon, “How was your trip?”: Self-care for researchers working and writing on violence, DSD Working Papers on Research Security: No. 2 (2014), available at http://webarchive.ssrc.org/working-papers/DSD_ResearchSecurity_02_Theidon.pdf

This paper focuses on research security issues and provides a framework through which researchers can ensure their safety, the safety of their associates and their research participants while being effective in their work. The author included experiences of colleagues who work in the field of violence to get a different perspective of how they take care of themselves in the field. Based on these and other materials from self-care texts and workbooks the author lists tools that researchers might use after discovering signs of stress. The signs that work is taking a toll on researchers and activists are also addressed to help them know what to do or when to take a break.

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