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Amanda L Swarr
WOMEN 503
Seattle Campus

Feminist Research and Methods of Inquiry

Explores appropriate research methodologies for interdisciplinary work. Asks how scholarship is related to feminism as a social movement and to the institutions in which we work. Focuses on how similar objects of study are constituted in different disciplines for feminist scholars. Offered: Sp.

Class description

This course is intended to help you understand varied methodological approaches in Feminist Studies, consider their application, and develop your own articulation of feminist research principles. In the first unit, we will explore interdisciplinary debates in feminist methodological studies, concerned with issues including positionality, colonialism, androcentrism, power, reciprocity, representation, and collaboration. The second unit will closely examine texts that centralize methodological concerns and strategies in relation to specific research and activist projects. Throughout the course you will develop a feminist methodological approach with regards to your own discipline and research projects and articulate the interconnections among theory, method, and application.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

This class is a graduate seminar.

Recommended preparation

There are no prerequisites for this class.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Amanda L Swarr
Date: 02/18/2011