When I think of collaboration, I think of it not on an institutional level, but on the level of experience. Not to dismiss these institutional concerns! I have heard you all voicing from your vaster experiences, on the level of fieldwork. When I have an encounter, there is no way for me to write about that without collaboration, without talking about it to someone. No experience happens in isolation. Through this confrontation, doubt happens (about what exactly happened and why), but it can be generative and it can help mitigate these anxieties.
– Megan Steffen