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"Into the field": Incorporating a Gender/Intersectional Perspecitve in International Field Research

Speed Workshop

Every field research process is shaped by and affected not only by “gender relations” but intersecting aspects such as “social class”, “ethnicity” and “race”. Outlining the interaction between researchers and research participants, these aspects provide opportunities for engagement while restricting access to certain activities and topics at the same time.

The goal of this mini-workshop is to generate an awareness of intersectional perspectives in the context of international fieldwork, putting in the center complex issues such as cultural relativity, positionality and privilege. Through a combination of theoretical input and exercise inspired by Design Thinking methodology, participants experience the relevance of gender and diversity components with regard to their personal research. The aim is to impart impulses for reflection on one's own thinking, actions and positioning in the role of a researcher.

The mini-workshop is directed primarily at MA students, PhD candidates and early career researchers of FU Berlin who are planning to undertake field research in international contexts. No previous knowledge is required.

Time: Monday, June 17, 4 - 5.30 pm

Who: Students and Researchers

Organizer: Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies

Venue: Seminar Center at Silberlaube, Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26, Room L116

More Info: www.mvbz.fu-berlin.de/intothefield