How can research methods disrupt power structures that perpetuate epistemic inequalities? This short seminar series begins by critically questioning qualitative research as practice that re/produces dominant epistemologies in ways that maintain a privileged social space occupied by the powerful. Through this process, some knowledge is framed as ‘common sense’ without recognizing how that marginalises and makes invisible alternative knowledges/people. We will consider how these dominant epistemic narratives weigh upon and shape knowledge creation practices and give rise to questions that prompt research.
Selected papers will be read and discussed in detail and lead to co/creating a collaborative experimental workshop. The precise content of the workshop will emerge from the seminar discussions but the aim is to propose/design/trial methodologies that are epistemically just.
What do I do?
You can attend any/some/none of the series. You can:
- Share ideas, readings, links and thoughts anonymously via Padlet before each event
- Read and think
- Speak in the remote sessions
- Share your knowledge of other projects and methodologies verbally or via Padlet
- Reflect on your own practices in light of the seminars
- Collaborate in the design of the workshop
- Invite others
When are they?
The first seminar in Part Two will focus on injustices re/produced in methods of data analysis and will take place on Tuesday 27th April 12:00 (BST)
Dates of future seminars:
- Wednesday 26th May 12:00 (BST)
- Monday 21st June 12:00 (BST)