'The field' is an interesting concept. It only makes sense if we understand that there is also another place which is 'not-the-field'. But the common use of 'the field' suggests that it is shorthand for power relations as well as geography.
is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also co-founder and chair of the board at the Mawazo Institute, a non-profit research institute which supports the professional development of East African women in academia. She lives in Kampala, Uganda.