The Academicians on Quarantine: Reflexivity and Fragility of the Privileged Group at the Start of Pandemic

Institute for Interdisciplinary Health Research (IIHR)
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The goal of this article is to analyze the challenges faced by social researchers during the first months of the pandemic of 2020 when work-life issues were problematized and academic routine changed. The article is based on a dataset of diaries in which researchers with an academic background in social sciences and humanities were fixing their everyday life and reflecting on its changes. Researchers explore why academicians, a relatively privileged group due to their possibilities of safe remote-working and maintaining professional obligations during the period of lockdown, experienced strong moral emotions related to work.