Stories from the field

Author Clara Harding

Hello! My name is Clara. I have recently completed my bachelor's degree in Anthropology at UVic, and I am very excited and grateful to be spending my time in India working with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA). Here you will find a collection of my questions, stories and reflections surrounding this experience.

Clara Harding – Blog 5: Dear future intern…

Dear future intern, It feels like just yesterday that I was submitting my application, practicing interview questions, and refreshing my email every two seconds to see if there was any news from CAPI. Packing and repacking, hugging my mom goodbye,… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 4: Interdependence, community and feeling at home

It has always taken me awhile to feel comfortable around people and to be myself; in new settings I take my time observing, thinking and ‘figuring things out’ before I jump in. Living in India has required me to push… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 3: Navigating the ethics of research

Here in Ajmer, Rajasthan (in case you read my last blog- ironically the plans did change again) the weeks have begun disappearing before my eyes just as I am finally starting to settle into a routine. The sights, smells, tastes, and… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 2: The art of letting go

Since mid-May, I have been living in New Delhi, India working with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) as an intern. It’s hard to believe a whole month has passed; I can easily imagine that 5 months from… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 1: Here we go!

In preparing for our upcoming departure, my fellow CAPI intern Alanya sat down to chat briefly with me about my upcoming placement working with PRIA in India. We just finished up a week of pre-departure training with CAPI, which has… Continue Reading →

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