Panel on “Trauma During Fieldwork” at the 2017 TESOL Convention in Seattle

This intersects with my own research interests. More research is certainly needed in this area. Kudos to these scholars!

Friday, March 24 (9:30 am–11:15 am)

When Tragedy Strikes: Preparing Researchers for Unexpected Trauma During Fieldwork

Content Area: Research/Research Methodology

TESOL research methods courses often fail to prepare graduate students and supervisors for the unexpected in qualitative fieldwork. Panelists from around the world share their experiences facing fieldwork trauma and offer insights into how their tragic experiences can help graduate students, faculty, and supervisors become more informed researchers in TESOL.

Robert KohlsSan Francisco State University, USA

Peter De CostaMichigan State University, USA

Christine Pearson CasanaveTemple University Japan, USA

Mario López GoparUniversidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, Mexico

Sreemali Herath, Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Marlon Valencia, University of Toronto, Canada



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