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with Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam (Goldsmiths University of London)
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
The aim of this research seminar is to promote interdisciplinary methodological thinking in humanities and social sciences, especially in the field of gender studies and the studies of ethnic relations and international migration. Our aim is to bring together researchers of different stages who are interested in provoking critical methodological discussion and advancing their knowledge of qualitative social and cultural research methodologies.
The research seminar is organized by the UEF Doctoral School Social and Cultural Encounters in co-operation with The Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU) and The Association for Gender Studies in Finland (SUNS). The keynote speaker is Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam, whose theoretical concerns and empirical research coalesce around three inter-related themes: corporeal vulnerability, care and social research methodologies. She has developed and used qualitative research methods, including a case-story method (for further reading: Gunaratnam, Yasmin (2013) Death and the Migrant: Bodies, Borders and Care -> Appendix: Research and Methods). One of the aims of the research day is to familiarise ourselves with these method and ponder about their usability in relation to our own research, as well as discuss the methodological choices of participants’ doctoral dissertations.
The program consists of a plenary session and a paper session during which Dr Gunaratnam together with Dr Maija Korhonen (Dept of Psychology, UEF) and Dr Tiina Sotkasiira (Dept of Social Sciences, UEF) will comment on participants’ papers. The participants are also required to complete the preliminary assignment which tentatively applies narrative methods. We also invite creative submissions containing poetry, fiction and other artistic methods.
|TAPAHTUMA||AIKA JA PAIKKA||LISÄTIETOJA|
|Lecture by |
Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam
“Telling Feminist Stories”
|Kaikille avoin luento!
|Presentations based on students’ papers||11.00–12.00|
Futura, Aura, Carelia
|Presentations based on students’ papers||13.00–14.30|
|Presentations based on students’ papers & final discussion||15.00–16.00/16.30|
|Yhteinen kokoontuminen Tohtorikurssilaisten, Hilma-verkoston, sekä Fempedan jatko-opiskelijoiden kesken.
Kaikki muutkin ovat lämpimästi tervetulleita paikalle!
We welcome paper proposals primarily from early career researchers and PhD students of UEF Doctoral School Social and Cultural Encounters who are working with a thesis/research project on mobility and gender. However, the program is open for anyone interested in learning more about qualitative and narrative methods. The research seminar offers an opportunity for developing methodological knowledge in respective studies of participants as well as co-creating ways to use different qualitative methods in the research on social and cultural encounters. This is also a unique possibility to receive feedback on your methodological choices from Dr Gunaratnam and other colleagues.
Registration for the research seminar (course code 2015244) on WebOodi (deadline 9th September 2016). Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted to Tiina Sotkasiira (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Maija Korhonen (email@example.com). Course Moodle and enrollment key will be announced after 9th September. All submissions should be accompanied by brief bio.
The selection of participants will be announced 15 September 2016. All participants are expected to send in preliminary assignment of 1500–2000 words by 31 October. In short, in the assignment you are supposed to familiarize yourself with narrative and/or creative method and apply it in your own research. We will provide clear guidelines for the assignment to all accepted participants together with the acceptance letter.
Please note that there are two possible ways to participate and complete the course work.
The paper presented during the seminar should reflect on the methodological aspects of your qualitatively oriented research. It should specify your qualitative approach in more detail: what is your main methodological approach (e.g. narrative study, action research, ethnography, case study…), how is your data gathered, what are your methods of analysis and how does the analysis contribute to the idea of “qualitative”? Use methodological references from your own field of science. Please name your methodological approach as well as justify why you think it is suitable for conducting your research and answering the research question(s) you have set.
The research seminar is free of cost to all doctoral students of the University of Eastern Finland.
Itä-Suomen yliopisto, Joensuun kampus