Two love stories in a time of corona

This blog post portrays two love stories in the time of corona. Or more precisely – different experiences of what love can be in such times of uprooting and questioning the status quo. The stories are told by myself: a Ph.D. student currently on parental leave. I work on queer activism, ethics and moral community and with a focus on Jordan.

Echoes from fieldwork

It was the strangest morning. The news of one death had been followed by the news of several others.

Doing Fieldwork at Home: Studying Health in Rural Kenya

As a student, doing fieldwork at home is one of the most puzzling yet gratifying undertakings. From an outsider’s perspective, your identity and sense of belonging presents unadulterated access to local knowledge sources. For insiders, the notion of ethnographic research by one of their own; sons, brother, uncle and/or cousin, is mind-boggling. Claims of identity and belonging presumes that, what you are looking into is obvious; can you not see? Have you not heard? Do you really need to interact at different levels yet all this is common knowledge? Are you a stranger to the prevailing circumstances of the locals? These questions and many more emerge as one tries to gain access to the field at home.