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Mackay, Anson W; Bishop, Isabel J; (2022) Out in the field. AREA 10.1111/area.12823. (In press). Green open access

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This commentary expands upon Bracken & Mawdsley's (2004) paper, ‘Muddy glee: rounding out the picture of women and physical geography fieldwork’ to consider the experiences of LGBTQI+ people. Reflecting on our own fieldwork experiences between the early 1990s and today, we provide personal insight into some of the challenges faced by LGBTQI+ field scientists. Although the nature of our personal challenges differs through time, space and our own specific identities and intersectionalities, we concur that exclusion of LGBTQI+ people is a widespread problem in fieldwork. This is true of many different modes of physical fieldwork, suggesting that redefining what fieldwork looks like does not automatically remove barriers to entry for marginalised groups. Instead, we argue that inclusivity should be championed across all types of field activities, and that discipline-wide effort is required to ensure safe strategies are developed for all at-risk individuals.

Type: Article
Title: Out in the field
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/area.12823
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12823
Language: English
Additional information: © 2022 The Authors. Area published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
Keywords: Social Sciences, Geography, citizen science, conservation, ecology, LGBTQI plus
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Genetics, Evolution and Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10155974
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