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Transformative Methodologies workshop

11 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

This online workshop will go beyond the simplistic view of research objectives alone bringing about social transformation, and engage with the research process itself.

On transformative methodologies

Transformative methodologies go beyond the simplistic view of research objectives alone bringing about social transformation, and engage with the research process itself. Transformative methodologies are inherently reflexive and critical, and sharply focused on the power relations in the research process.

It focuses on answering several critical questions, including: 

  • Who wants transformative changes?
  • Who brings about these changes?
  • What are the intersectional implications of these changes? 

Why this workshop?

With a conversation on transformative methodologies we seek to address these problematic assumptions and practices. 

A critical and forward-looking synthesis of existing transformative research methodologies can serve as a key step in the development of methodologies and practices towards a more systematic, ISS-wide approach to research for social transformation.

Workshop details

We will gather on 11 May 2021 to synthesize and share our experiences and thoughts on transformative research methodologies. The key objective is to engage in a critical dialogue by discussing ways to further our application of transformative methodologies.

Format

2 sessions (morning and afternoon)

Morning session (10:00-12:00): Sharing and discovering how ISS researchers have applied transformative methodologies

Afternoon session (14:00-16:00): Discussing ethical and other concerns, and future applications

Get involved

We want to learn from you and enable you to inspire others, so we invite you to share your work or ideas. Think with us about creative ways to showcase your work or ideas in our virtual gallery, e.g., in a short videoclip, images, art or recorded interviews. People from all over will be able to access and engage with your presentation.