Collective Biography: Joy in Academia
The collective biography project involves four feminist geographers from Canada and the US. This project involves the sharing of memories related to various academic practices and experiences, which are then analyzed and used as data for exploring broader social issues such as women in academia, the changing nature of academic work, and the influence of neoliberal policies on academic life. We have four publications from this ongoing project:
Falconer Al-Hindi, Karen, Moss, Pamela, Kern, Leslie, and Hawkins, Roberta. 2017. Inhabiting research, accessing intimacy, becoming collective. In C. Donovan and P. Moss (Eds.) Writing Intimacy into Feminist Geography 147-159. London: Routledge.
Moss, Pamela, Kern, Leslie, Hawkins, Roberta, Falconer Al-Hindi, Karen. 2018. Grasping the affirmative: Power and the process of becoming joyful academic subjects. Emotion, Space and Society 28, 53-59.
Feminist Research in Online Spaces
Based on our shared experiences using online sources, subjects, and communities in our diverse research projects, we sought to explore some of the methodological and ethical implications of doing online research from a feminist geographic perspective.