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June 27 @ 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sibéal Workshop Series & Feminist/Queer Discussion Space NUIG present:
Untangling Methodologies: thinking with feminist and queer methods
Keynote Speaker: Professor Kath Browne, Maynooth University
At this workshop we aim to think through concepts that emerge from feminist and queer research methodologies in order to explore ideas of collaging, layering and mixing practices. Through the imagery of following traces or unraveling the thread (Haraway) that offers the potential to capture the multiple meanings of research sites and provide a more nuanced and careful engagement with method. If methodology is the link between our ontological and epistemological ideas and the method, the doing (Browne and Nash, Queer Methodologies, 2010), then it is no surprise that it becomes a stumbling block when we as researchers are faced with the oftentimes sharp intersection between our ideas and practice. It is not the how of conducting methods, it’s the how of the approach to the methods which we want to explore at this day long workshop.
We invite participants to explore questions around methodologies in the field, the insider/outsider dichotomy, taking notice of ethics and vulnerabilities, storytelling as methodological approach, mixing methods and ideas of power/positions – hoping to gain insights at the intersection between methodology and practice.
This half day workshop invites participants to explore these ideas and others in an inclusive, open setting. We invite paper proposals on methodological approaches which are informed by feminist/queer approaches. We also invite proposals for workshops or practice based presentations.
This event is free of charge but registration is essential, please email us to register. Light refreshments will be provided. We do not have funding for the travel costs of attendees.