The paper draws on long-term experiences in conducting research together with partners from social psychiatry and mental health care across different research projects. It unfold three modes of achieving reflexivity co-laboratively: contrasting and discussing disciplinary concepts in interdisciplinary working groups and feedback workshops; joint data interpretation and writing; and participating in political agenda setting. Engaging these modes reveals reflexivity as a distributed process able to strengthen the ethnographer’s interpretative authority, and also able to constantly push the conceptual boundaries of the participating disciplines and professions.
is a researcher and research coordinator at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Regional Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. She is also a PhD candidate at Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Transformation of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.