• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Ayla DENİZ
    Ankara Üniversitesi DTCF Coğrafya Bölümü

  • Dates: 1 January 2017

A Position Discussion on Intersecting Identities: Notes from a Woman Researcher Meeting with Russian Migrant Women Living in Turkey The experiences of the researchers in fieldwork on selection of researching groups, communication with them, data gathering, analyzing, interpretation and writing process has recently begun to put down on paper. The literature in this area is often evolving around the discussion of positionality. I would like to make contribution on these academic disputes through fieldwork notes of my master’s thesis “Transnational Migration from Russia to Antalya and Socio-Spatial Consequences of This Migration” I completed in 2012 and the ongoing doctorate thesis “Russia-Turkey Migration System: Mixed Marriages and Transnational Practices in Istanbul”. In this study, I discuss how ethnicity, gender and socio- economic status categorizations intersect between researcher and participant, and the context-based position that requires continuous negotiation, the effects of the research process.

positionality, fieldwork, migration, Russian women

Ayla DENİZ  
Ankara Üniversitesi DTCF Coğrafya Bölümü