[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Celia Emmelhainz.]
“This will be your office,” Dr. Bernson* says, unlocking the storage room near her office.
Tall wooden shelves frame rows of ethnography, gender studies, and area studies book, dog-eared dictionaries of minority languages, and obscure books she picked up in the field. A row of file cabinets faces the bookshelves, and in the back: two old computers for the graduate students.
One Tuesday, when work is slow, I unlock my office door and open the large file cabinet marked fieldnotes. Continue reading