This seminar series explores theoretical, methodological, and practical tools for conducting what can be broadly defined as “activist research”. This is a form of research that challenges the traditional separation between theory/action, academy/society and is committed to producing knowledge grounded in and generative of social and material changes in particular places. There are many ways in which the intersection between these domains is understood and practiced: from “scholar-activism” and “militant research”, to “community experiments” and “participatory-action-research” and more. Through a reflective and inquisitive approach toward the concepts of research and activism, this series seeks to unfold the plurality of ways in which we can understand and engage in research-activism.
This series was recorded, a link to our YouTube playlist containing each talk in the series can be found here.