Movement as Socio-Legal Method
In this post for Methodological Musings, Dr Jess Smith explores movement as Socio-Legal method, drawing upon her rich field experiences journeying through the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.
Not Just for Nerds: Web-scraping as a Socio-Legal Research Tool
In this post for Methodological Musings, Dr Jed Meers reflects on his experiences using web-scraping as method, and makes the case that it is an enriching Socio-Legal research tool.
We Should all Get our Hands Dirty: Reflections on Why Lawyers Should Become Archaeologists
In this post, Emma Nottingham reflects on legal archaeology as method, drawing upon her own work digging into legal cases and the methodological challenges and insights she encountered.
‘Just Looking’: Methodological Challenges Researching the Visual Culture of Law
In this post, Professor Leslie Moran reflects on the methodological challenges of looking within Socio-Legal Research, drawing upon his experience working on videos produced by the UK Supreme Court.
Participant observation, internet ethnography and the lurking researcher
In this post, Francesca Uberti reflects on the meaning of participant observation, drawing upon her fieldwork carrying out internet ethnography and her experience of being the 'lurking researcher'.
Putting us in our Place: Recognising the Parasitic Tendencies of the Socio-Legal Researcher
In this post, Professor Linda Mulcahy and Dr Anna Tsalapatanis reflect on the challenges of running focus groups with foodbank users and consider the parasitic nature of Socio-Legal research.
Fieldwork in Times of Crisis: Notes from Lebanon
In this post, DPhil student Lama Karamé considers the challenges of completing fieldwork in times of crisis, reflecting upon her current empirical work within Lebanon.
Insider or Outsider Within?
In this post, Dr Marie Burton reflects on navigating insider and outsider statuses, drawing upon her own experiences within the field and the academy.
What can Python Know? Lessons from the (Digital) Field
In this post, Mónica Arango Olaya reflects on the use of software programmes such as Python within Socio-Legal projects. She asks what Python can really know when it comes to qualitative research.
An Anthropologist Among the Texts
In this post, Professor Fernanda Pirie discusses how, for the most part, legal anthropologists have avoided texts. She goes on to argue why legal texts should be taken seriously as social objects.
From Politics to Pandemics: Fieldwork Interrupted
Dr Nicole Stremlau reflects on interruptions to fieldwork, exploring the challenges of conducting research in contexts of conflict and carrying out empirical work during the current global pandemic.