The Politics and Ethics of Representation in Qualitative Research: Addressing Moments of Discomfort
Gender Studies Seminar Series in Methodologies is a series of webinars hosted by the Department of Gender Studies during the spring 2021. In this first webinar we welcome the Critical Methodologies Collective. Please note that you must register to participate in this seminar, see link below.
During the seminar, members of the Critical Methodologies Collective will present their book The Politics and Ethics of Representation in Qualitative Research that will be published later this year. The book offers insights on politics and ethics of representation that are relevant to researchers concerned with struggles for justice. It takes moments of discomfort in the qualitative research process as important sites of knowledge for exploring representational practices in critical research. The Politics and Ethics of Representation in Qualitative Research draws on experiences from research processes in nine PhD projects. The book deals with questions such as: What does it mean to write about the lives of others? How are ethics and politics of representation intertwined, and how are they distinct? How are politics of representation linked to a practice of solidarity in research? What are the im/possibilities of hope and care in research?
The Critical Methodologies Collective consists of nine feminist researchers early in their careers with a shared interest in, and discomfort of, doing critical research. The members come from varied social, political and academic backgrounds, with roots and routes in Denmark, Finland, India, Iran, Poland, Sweden, Turkey and the UK.
External particpants must register to receive a link to the seminar. Go to the registration form.