Feminist Research Methods WGS 252

Wednesdays, 2-3:50pm, meeting on zoom
January 4 - February 21, 2023
Prof. Allison Alexy
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What are feminist research methods? How can scholars create projects using these methods? This mini-course introduces feminist research methods that challenge and critique power structures common in research projects, for instance the extractive models for how to conduct research. Critically sensitive to power, difference, and social inequities that influence the shape of research design, these methods are applicable across disciplines, including scholarship outside the field of Women’s and Gender Studies. We will explore examples of feminist research in the arts, humanities, social sciences, health sciences, and STEM fields. The mini-course is designed for students who are planning or conducting their own research projects and would like to use inclusive and intersectional feminist methods.