October 27th - 30th, 2022 (Virtual)
Deadline for applications: September 15, 2022
The South West Asia North Africa (SWANA) Feminist Working Group (FWG) is calling for applications for a SWANA Feminist Methods Workshop held on Zoom between October 27th - 30th, 2022 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm EST / 4:00pm - 7:00pm UTC. This novel workshop is funded by the American Political Science Association (APSA) MENA Section. It aims to provide participants with various methodological tips and tools that focus on fostering genuine researcher/participant relations that are meaningful and respectful from the conception of the research design to the research output and beyond. This is done through a focus on a decolonial/postcolonial feminist methodologies that aim to centre the voices and alternative ways of knowing and being of historically silenced peoples.
The format of this workshop will be based on a selective participation process for both participants and mentors. Importantly, we want to ensure that this space is non-hierarchical and aim to create a community-oriented and horizontal learning approach where mentors, participants, and organizers are interacting and partaking in holistic knowledge exchanges in line with feminist teachings. Our ultimate vision through this format is to research futurities through feminist methods and create space for interactive discussions and community building, where knowledge exchange and sharing is conducted by all participants in line with their skills and research practices. The workshop is intended to be four days with each day constituting a different theme and research focus:
- Day 1 - October 27th, 2022 - Designing and (re)visiting the Research Question - connecting theories and methods (Dr. Suad Joseph)
- Day 2 - October 28th, 2022 - Alternative methods (Dr. Hoda El Sadda)
- Day 3 - October 29th, 2022 - Community research and relationalities & case studies from the field (Dr. Nadine Naber)
- Day 4 - October 30th, 2022 - Anti/Decolonial theories and methods (Dr. Lena Meari)
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Who can apply?
This workshop will be open and without cost to scholars from the SWANA region and those located in the diasporas who are engaged in critical feminist research in/on the region. The workshop is open to scholars from all social science disciplines since interdisciplinary research is key to innovative discussions and practices. We encourage early career researchers at different stages of their research to apply. If you are interested in participating in this workshop please fill out the application form by September 15th, 2022.*
*Please note, we understand everyone’s time commitments but priority will be given to applicants who can participate in all 4 days of the workshop.
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