|Study location||Finland, Helsinki|
|Type||Short duration course, short course|
|Nominal duration||6.8.-22.8.2019 (5 ECTS)|
EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28.2.2019
A minimum of 2 years of university-level studies is required for all courses. See course-specific requirements below >> target students.
All courses are taught in English. Although applicants are not required to present an official certificate of language proficiency, all students must be fluent in English. A good command of English is necessary for completing the course (following teaching, participating in classroom discussions, writing essays) as well as managing day-to-day matters in Finland. An applicant can be rejected if his/her level of English is not deemed equivalent to the standards.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This interactive course offers students the possibility of looking through feminist theory into feminist practices. Using intersectional feminist approaches, we invite students to consider the applications of feminist research methodologies in academic research and beyond. This combination of theory and practice departs from the understanding that feminist theory relies on a mutual exchange with feminist activism. Thus, feminist theory and methodologies inform public policy, social movements, organisational practices, and art. Through a series of guest lectures by activists, artists, and academics, students will learn about feminist facilitation and organising safer space events, and explore creative applications of research methods.
After the course, the students will be able to:
• Understand what makes feminist methodologies feminist, and the potential research & practical applications of feminist methodologies
• Critically engage with intersectional research methods and theories
• Gain practical and creative skills to produce diverse forms of knowledge
• Facilitate feminist organising (activism, events, and spaces)
• Popularise and disseminate their research results to a target audience
Course format and teaching methods
Lectures, seminars, and excursions. The teaching methods are interdisciplinary and combine traditional learning methods and feminist pedagogies, such as collaging, poetry, and multimedia. We will also hold workshops on how to facilitate feminist organising (including activism, events, and spaces) and on utilising social media platforms effectively (video blogging, Instagram, Twitter) so that students will be able not only to use their feminist methodologies in their academic work, but also gain practical knowledge and experience to use these tools outside of the classroom.
We warmly welcome master’s or early-stage doctoral students interested in Feminist Research Methods from the Humanities and Social Sciences. Suitable background fields include political science, gender studies, cultural studies, and sociology. Students do not need to have any prior experience of conducting feminist research, but we prioritise students who have completed one or more introductory gender studies courses.
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