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Invitation to PhD workshop on "Feminist Methodologies: Workshop on Field Relations and Methodological Reflections”

This course on feminist methodologies addresses both those explicitly employing a poststructuralist feminist methodology, but also those simply curious about how such an approach may inform concrete fieldwork. The target group for the course includes both those about to do fieldwork and those who would like to engage in further reflection on the outcome of already accomplished fieldwork.

Time

29.03.2023 kl. 11.00 - 30.03.2023 kl. 14.00

Description

This course on feminist methodologies addresses both those explicitly employing a poststructuralist feminist methodology, but also those simply curious about how such an approach may inform concrete fieldwork. The target group for the course includes both those about to do fieldwork and those who would like to engage in further reflection on the outcome of already accomplished fieldwork.

The starting point for thinking in terms of feminist methodology is that as researchers we can never be simply ‘flies on the wall’ during fieldwork. Accepting this as a premise for doing fieldwork, how can such consciousness about our own position in the field be thought into our research design, analyses, and the entire research process?

We wish to engage with PhD students who are producing/have produced qualitative material (e.g. in the form of interviews, observations, ethnographic field work etc.) and discuss how this aspect of their PhD work relates to their theoretical framework. Wishing to establish the link between the concrete fieldwork and more abstract theoretical and methodological assumptions, the course takes its starting point in two questions:1) What was/is my own position vis-à-vis my research participants in my own concrete fieldwork? 2) How do my methodological reflections establish the premises for producing qualitative material?

Organisers

  • Associate Professor Marlene Spanger, Dept. of Politics & Society, Aalborg University
  • Senior researcher Helene Pristed Nielsen, Veterancentrets Videnscenter

Lecturers

Senior research fellow Kathy Davis, Dept. of Sociology, VU University, Amsterdam, will teach together with the course coordinators Marlene Spanger and Helene Pristed Nielsen

ECTS

Participation and preparation for the workshop (reading + pre-reflection paper): 2 ECTS.
Submission of post-reflection paper: +1 ECTS

Registration deadline

Application deadline: 16 January 2023

Papers

Please note that to participate, you will need to send a 2-3 page ‘pre-reflection paper’ outlining initial ideas for answering our questions: 1) What was/is my own position vis-à-vis my research participants in my own concrete fieldwork? and 2) How do my methodological reflections establish the premises for producing qualitative material? Deadline for this paper is March 5, 2023.

Contact

If you have any questions about the PhD workshop, please contact PhD secretary Marianne Høgsbro.
 

Further information and registration

 

Host

Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University

Address

Aalborg University Copenhagen

Registration Deadline

16.01.2023 kl. 12.00