FEMINIST RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

FEMINIST RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

Course dates:
7 August, 2018 to 23 August, 2018
Fee:
Degree and PhD students €990 / Professionals €1490
Topics:
Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Tuesday, 26 June, 2018
University:
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

General information

Target students
Master’s degree students interested in feminist research methods from the Humanities and Social Sciences. Such as political science or international relations, area and cultural studies, gender studies, history, sociology, and anthropology. Particularly welcome are those who working on their Master’s thesis or are planning PhD studies.

Synopsis
This practical course educates students in how to do and carry out feminist research. We will focus on how feminist scholars challenge dominant theories of knowledge and the major methodologies employed in the social sciences and humanities.

Through lectures and workshops, we will ask how feminist theory shapes the kinds of research questions we ask, the types of materials we use, the methodologies we choose, and how we define our relationships with our subjects/materials.

Students are expected to conduct a short pre-assignment, actively participate in the workshop discussions, and critically reflect throughout the course.

Learning objectives
After the course, the students will be able to:

  • Plan and carry out a larger research project utilising feminist research methodologies.
  • Reflect upon the limits of conventional knowledge production in academia
  • Gain practical and creative skills to produce diverse forms of knowledge
  • Discuss politics of gender, race, class and sexuality in cross-cultural contexts
  • Recognise the diverse historical, cultural and political trajectories and forms of feminist politics
  • Critically engage with intersectional research methods and theories

 

Accommodation

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Registration

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ECTS accreditation

6 ECTS