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Feminist Epistemologies in Action

Welcome to Feminist Epistemologies in Action (SO996).

This module aims to provide students with a critical understanding of a range of feminist epistemological, methodological and ethical perspectives and debates, and to enable students to apply that critical understanding to their own reading and research. Through a combination of lectures, seminars and independent reading, the module aims to develop awareness of the significance of difference and power in the research process, and to enable students to consider the implications of different feminist approaches for research (and for those involved in it).

Feminist Epistemologies will run in Term 1, on Mondays from 3-5pm in R.03/04 (Ramphal). Teaching for this module starts in Week 2. The sessions will be student-led and participatory, with lots of time for discussion and the close reading of key texts.

You can download the module handbook via the link on the right hand side of the page. Most of the readings are available electronically, but to get you started, I have hard copies of the key readings for Week 2 ready for you to collect (either at Induction, or I will leave them outside my office).

Student presentations

Christiana (feminism and postmodernism)

Elinor (Haraway and cyborgs)

Cecilia and Elsa (Taking difference into account)