Who was Jane Addams and what can she teach us about field research?

An interview with Chiara Ruffa

In a recent chapter published in the Oxford Handbook of Jane Addams (open access) , social scientists Chiara Ruffa and Chiara Tulp engage with the work of Jane Addams, an American sociologist of the early twentieth century. Increasingly considered a founding figure of the social sciences, Addams’ thinking and life trajectory also provide useful lessons for contemporary scholars who engage in field research.
Ruffa presents this contribution in the following interview

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