Associate Professor of Anthropology Jamie Hodgkins (and Jessica Thompson of Yale University) recently shared their personal experiences of being pregnant or new moms while conducting fieldwork. They call for family-friendly work cultures in an effort to increase the diversity of people engaged in field sciences. In an effort to evaluate what might be currently limiting inclusion of people with kids and career responsibilities, Hodgkins and her team created a survey to collect more data around these DEI-related issue. They plan to write an article once data is collected to propose solutions, and Hodgkins would appreciate any help circulating the survey to contacts and colleagues that faculty and staff might have who support researchers in field sciences.
Impossible Choices at the Crossroads of Motherhood and Fieldwork
Spaiens Magazine, May 5