Debates about research in conflict zones foreshadowed the constraints that Covid-19 now imposes on all fieldwork. This theme, part of the “Covid-19 and the Social Sciences” series, brings together a diverse group of scholars from across the social sciences to examine how the pandemic has changed research practice and how researchers and institutions can navigate the insecurity and ethical concerns raised by remote research and transregional collaborations in the age of Covid.

This theme of our “Covid-19 and the Social Sciences” essay series has been curated by Tatiana Carayannis, program director of the SSRC’s Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF) and Understanding Violent Conflict program.