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FEMINIST EPISTEMOLOGY, COMMUNITY-ENGAGED RESEARCH AND WRITING TO TRANSGRESS: OH, MY!

Tue. Nov. 8 01:00 PM - Tue. Nov. 8 02:15 PM
Contact: Fiona Green
Location: 2M70

You are invited to attend an open and free public talk by Dr. Diana Gustafson, Professor, Social Science and Health at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The voices of lone mothers have been silenced in the literature despite the vast amount of scholarship quoting their words, discussing their experiences and theorizing their lives. This may be due to a disjuncture between feminist epistemology and the way academic-researchers have learned to share knowledge generated with and about these community partners.

This talk will reflect on the experience of working against this academic legacy by writing to transgress conventions for scholarly writing. This alternative textual format was a more authentic reflection of our epistemic stance as critical realists and more consistent with the principles and assumptions underpinning feminist participatory action research.

Together we'll consider some of the benefits, and practical and ethical challenges that such a venture may pose for those who are willing to transgress disciplinary boundaries for knowledge production.

Co-sponsored by: Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Research Office, Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, Institute for Urban Studies

For information contact Fiona Green at f.green@uwinnipeg.ca.