Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods

Researchers at Risk

Precarity, Jeopardy and Uncertainty in Academia

Editors: Mulligan, Deborah L., Danaher, Patrick Alan (Eds.)

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  • Examines the phenomenon of researchers at risk 
  • Explores how this can be related to aspects of identity, economic or political conditions 
  • Draws on a diverse range of global case studies to address strategies for engaging with risk 
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This book explores the phenomenon of researchers at risk: that is, the experiences of scholars whose research topics require them to engage with diverse kind of dangers, uncertainties or vulnerabilities. This risk may derive from working with variously marginalised individuals or groups, or from being members of such groups themselves. At other times, the risk relates to particular economic or environmental conditions, or political forces influencing the specific research fields in which they operate. This book argues for the need to reconceptualise – and thereby to reimagine – the phenomenon of researchers’ risks, particularly when those risks are perceived to affect, and even to threaten the researchers. Drawing on a diverse and global range case studies including Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Balūchistān, Cyprus, and Germany, the chapters call for the need to identify effective strategies for engaging proactively with these risks to address precarity, jeopardy and uncertainty. 

About the authors

Deborah L. Mulligan researches in the field of gerontology, specifically with older men and suicide ideation. She is interested in community capacity building through examining the sustainability of particular men’s groups with male-only membership, and also in ethics and reciprocity when conducting research with marginalised groups. Patrick Alan Danaher is Professor of Educational Research and Acting Deputy Head of the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education and the Arts at Central Queensland University, Australia. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor at Central Queensland University and James Cook University, both in Australia, and Docent at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Conceptualising Researchers’ Risks and Synthesising Strategies for Engaging with Those Risks: Articulating an Agenda for Apprehending Scholars’ Precarious Positions

    Pages 3-19

    Mulligan, Deborah L. (et al.)

  • Still Anonymous: Stigma, Silencing and Sex Work in Australia

    Pages 21-33

  • “Punctuation, Pause, Next Slide, Please”: The Risks of Research and Self-Disclosure

    Pages 35-54

    Fahey, Dawne (et al.)

  • Reconstructing Academic Identities at Risk: Conceptualising Wellbeing and Re-imaging Identities

    Pages 55-70

    Lokhtina, Irina (et al.)

  • When Faith is on the Line: Exploring the Personal Risks and Rewards of Transformative Learning

    Pages 71-84

    Roux, Rian

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Researchers at Risk
Book Subtitle
Precarity, Jeopardy and Uncertainty in Academia
Editors
  • Deborah L. Mulligan
  • Patrick Alan Danaher
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53857-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53857-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53856-9
Series ISSN
2662-7345
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 348
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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