Finland, Helsinki

Feminist Research in the Social Sciences and HumanitiesFem­in­ist Research Meth­od­o­lo­gies in The­ory and Prac­tice

when 6 August 2019 - 22 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 990

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.

Course leader

The course is organised and led by Cai Weaver and Nelli Ruotsalainen. Cai is a specialist in feminist research methodologies and researches queer sexualities on the margins. Nelli is a feminist activist and one of the founders of the Feminist Party and of

Target group

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.

Course aim

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

Fee info

EUR 990: Degree and PhD students
EUR 1490: Professionals