The emotional journey of researching sexual violence

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This blog post discusses the emotional challenges of researching sexual violence. The content delves into the researcher’s own journey, highlighting the emotional and psychological hurdles encountered while engaging with the sensitive subject matter. Please be advised that the post may contain allusions and descriptions that could be triggering for some readers. Reader discretion is strongly advised, and we encourage those who may find such content distressing to approach the material with caution or consider skipping this particular entry.

This personal reflection explores the fraught emotional journey of researching sexual violence, from confronting personal experiences to grappling with the complexities of victimhood. In this introspective piece, Danielle Fernandes describes the struggle and pursuit of balance amid the intense emotional involvement of sexual violence research.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationLSE Researching Sociology Blog
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2024


  • sexual violence
  • emotions


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