Fieldwork

Fieldwork

I’m now nearly two months into the Dublin stage of my fieldwork.  For purposes of anonymity and confidentiality, I will not give details on the nature of it.  However, I will say that the experiences thus far have been extremely rewarding, both as a researcher and, more importantly, as a human being.

The Pakistanis that I have met have been extremely warm and hospitable.  I’ve been fed or offered tea nearly every time there is a break in the day.  I’ve been welcomed into mosques and homes and indeed into the very minds of Pakistanis here in Dublin.

I cannot help but express my sincere gratitude to Dr Akbar Ahmed, the Bari family, Ismail Kotwal, and a handful of other great people in the community.

I look forward to continuing this research in the foreseeable future.  Inshallah.

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