COP4 Field Course - Borderland: Critical approaches to field research in the Global South
24 June 2019 – 19 July 2019 (in Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Jointly developed and offered by UC Berkeley and University of Copenhagen
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to think critically about the research process in the conduct of research. It is not a methods course or a summer internship. Rather, it combines classroom learning with field engagement and immersion in local environment that include short term placement with local NGOs or ongoing research projects in and around Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand.
Emphasizing the research process rather than the mastery of a specific topic or method, the aim is to provide students with the tools to raise and address critical questions in their own research and a foundation from which they can apply the knowledge and practices from the course to future projects. We envision that, by the end of the course, each student will have produced a polished draft of a research project proposal (5-7 pages) that could be used for future engagement with the Global South.
Themes that will be addressed in the course in the context of globalization processes and borderland issues include a) Borders and boundaries b) Mobilities and immobilities c) Environment and natural resource management d) Human in/security and social justice.
Bachelor & Master students
28 February 2019
For course details, see the UCPH course page: https://kurser.ku.dk/course/aana18107u/2018-2019
Contact for more information
Name: Andreas Egelund Christensen