SGSSS Spring into Methods: Doing Feminist Research

Activity: Public Engagement and OutreachPublic Events


What makes research feminist? And how is feminist research done? What is the relevance of feminist research to knowledge production in the arts & humanities and the social sciences? Doing Feminist Research addresses these and other foundational epistemological and methodological questions that cut across research in the arts & humanities and the social sciences.

The workshop tackles dilemmas related to issues of power, positionality, intersectionality, ethics and ‘lived experience’ in doing research. If you are interested in learning how to use research methods as feminists, this workshop is for you!

You will learn from an interdisciplinary team of feminist researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde. You will be exposed to feminist research projects within academia as well as collaborations between academic and activist contexts. You will have the opportunity to explore different modes of presenting/articulating feminist research, including through creative practice.

The workshop has received repeatedly good feedback. Here’s what one of the workshop participants noted: “Attending the Feminist Research Methods workshops during the first year of my PhD has been transformative for my PhD and has fundamentally shaped how I approached my research design.”

Indeed, if you are looking for an immersive experience in feminist research practice, come and attend Doing Feminist Research, organised jointly once again by genderED – the University of Edinburgh’s gender and sexualities hub and Strathclyde University’s Feminist Research Network.

Session 1: Wednesday 04 May, 1pm-5.15pm (in-person, University of Edinburgh campus)

Session 2: Thursday 05 May, 9.30am-7.30pm (in-person, University of Edinburgh campus)

Session 3: Friday 06 May, 9.30am-5.30pm (online)
Period4 Apr 20226 Apr 2022
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • queer critical literacies
  • Critical Literacy
  • queer theory
  • Critical Discourse Analysis