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BAICE 2016 Student Conference - Call for Papers

06 June 2016, 10:00 am

BAICE Student Conference

Event Information

Open to



UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford way, London WC1H 0AL

The deadline for 'call for papers' has been extended to Sunday 15 May.

Understanding, embracing and reflecting upon the messiness of the fieldwork

BAICE 2016 Student Conference welcomes paper proposals that deal with the centrality of the fieldwork in doctoral research projects. Students at any stage of their doctoral research are encouraged to submit proposals, take part and meet other postgraduate research students. The conference covers a range of issues pertinent to methodological, theoretical and ethical challenges in the fieldwork, including but not limited to:

  • confronting hegemonic paradigms in theorising complexity of social life in global South
  • tentativeness of research design in the wake of unexpected realities on-the-ground
  • negotiating researcher's identity and practicing reflexivity
  • positioning in the field and negotiating layers of authority and power relations
  • resolving the tensions between local and universal codes of ethics, and reporting them
  • confronting "messiness" of quantitative data and research designs

BAICE encourages doctoral students to share and learn from each other's plans, experiences, concerns, and challenges in the field.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Caroline Dyer, University of Leeds, Chair BAICE
  • Dr Nidhi Singal, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Germ Janmaat, UCL Institute of Education
  • Dr Tristan McCowan, UCL Institute of Education 


Please submit an abstract (maximum 250 words) to students@baice.ac.uk by May 15. 


Please register for the conference via email to students@baice.ac.uk by May 15. Registration is free; but spaces are limited and priority is given to BAICE student members. A student membership with £18 brings free copies of Compare, free Student Conference, discount on BAICE and UKFIET conferences and access to several funding opportunities.

Travel Bursaries

BAICE offers a number of travel bursaries to student members whose abstracts are accepted.

For further details, please contact BAICE Student Representatives: