"Go-Along" Method in Anthropological Research with Artists with Disabilities

An Insight into the Researchers’ Experiences

  • Sonia Perego Université de Genève
  • Sophia Völksen Haute École de travail social Valais-Wallis
Keywords: ethnographic research, methodology, go-along method, mental and physical disability, visual art

Author Biographies

Sonia Perego, Université de Genève

Sonia Perego has a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Geneva with a specialisation in sociology of art, in particular on the question of hybrid art (art and science/technology). She uses largely qualitative methods (ethnographic approach – observation, in-depth interviews, use of camera, etc.) in her research. Besides her academic focus on the areas of art and culture, she has also worked on other specifi c themes. In 2016 she participated in a study on sexism and sexual harassment with the Equality Commission of the Faculty of Social Sciences (University of Geneva).

Sophia Völksen, Haute École de travail social Valais-Wallis

Sophia Völksen is a scientifi c assistant at HETS Valais-Wallis, currently pursuing her PhD project on the experiences of professionals related to the implementation of a standardized tool on child protection assessment in Switzerland. She studied social anthropology and geography (MA Basel University) and completed a postgraduate degree in development cooperation (ETH Zurich).

How to Cite
Perego, Sonia, and Sophia Völksen. 2017. “‘Go-Along’ Method in Anthropological Research With Artists With Disabilities: An Insight into the Researchers’ Experiences”. TSANTSA – Journal of the Swiss Anthropological Association 22 (May):95-99. https://doi.org/10.36950/tsantsa.2017.22.7354.
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