The Role of the Researcher / Oct 30, 2019
The monthly session started with presentations from Reden Recio and Rewa Marathe. Reden presented his findings from his recent trip to the Philippines and Rewa shared her insights from her trip to Delhi, India. Both the presenters pointed out the various roles they were playing out, albeit some of them unintentionally. The presentations provided a realist account of what researcher end up doing on the ground when they are not in their ivory tower, and the potential impact of those roles on ensuring research justice and preventing epistemicide.
The presentations were followed by an open discussion chaired by Tanzil Shafique that picked on the aspects of the various roles and their implications.