Feminist Research:
An Introductory Overview 

This course often targets post graduate students (offering Master and PhD programmes) as well as post graduate student supervisors. The course aims to build intellectual capacities of graduate students to conduct research that centrally focuses on gender as a category of analysis, informed by feminist principles of critical research.

• Concept
• Brief Conceptual history
• Growth of FR and its contentions
• New FR debates
• Doing FR – Personal experience
• Where do we go from here? 

1. Devault, M. L. (1990) ‘Talking and Listening from Women’s Standpoint: Feminist Strategies for Interviewing and Analysis’, Social Problems, 37(1), pp. 96–116. doi: 10.1525/sp.1990.37.1.03a00070.
2. DeVault, M. L. and Gross, G. (2012) ‘Feminist Qualitative Interviewing: Experience, Talk, and Knowledge’, in Hesse-Biber, S. N. (ed.) Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis. Second. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Inc., pp. 206–236.
3. Harding, S. (1987) ‘Introduction: Is there a feminist Method’, in Harding, S. (ed.) Feminism and Methodology: Social Science Issues. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, pp. 1–14.
4. Mwiine, A. A. (2018) Promoters of Gender Equality? A Study of the Social Construction of Specific Male Parliamentarians as “Male Champions” in Uganda. Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
5. Oakley, A. (2016) ‘Interviewing Women Again: Power, Time and the Gift’, Sociology, 50(1), pp. 195–213. doi: 10.1177/0038038515580253.
6. Skeggs, B. (2001) ‘Feminist Ethnography’, in Atkinson, P. et al. (eds) Handbook of ethnography. London: Sage, pp. 426–442. 

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