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Doing Feminist Research: SGSSS-SGSAH-funded Spring Into Methods Workshop
What makes research feminist? And how is feminist research done? What is the relevance of feminist research to knowledge production in the arts & humanities and the social sciences? GENDER.ED and Strathclyde University Feminist Research Network’s upcoming SGSSS-SGSAH-funded Spring Into Methods Workshop, ‘Doing Feminist Research’, addresses these and other foundational epistemological and methodological questions that cut across research in the arts & humanities and the social sciences.
The workshop will tackle dilemmas related to issues of power, positionality, intersectionality, ethics and ‘lived experience’ in doing research. Attendees will learn from an interdisciplinary team of feminist researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde. They will be exposed to feminist research projects within academia as well as collaborations between academic and activist contexts. They will have the opportunity to explore different modes of presenting/articulating feminist research, including through creative practice.
Previous iterations of the workshop have received very good feedback. Here’s what one of the workshop participants from 2019 noted: “Attending the Feminist Research Methods workshops during the first year of my PhD has been transformative for my PhD and has fundamentally shaped how I approached my research design.”
This year, the workshop will run from Wednesday, 4th of May to Friday, 6th of May 2022.