Solidarity as Method: A Collaboratory Workshop
This event is part of the Fall 2021 Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series.
Megan A. Carney is an associate professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Regional Food Studies at the University of Arizona. With feminist and decolonial theory informing her research design, she consistently centers the perspectives of historically marginalized populations in reporting and translating research findings for diverse audiences and in advocating for improved policies and programs.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the public health emergency of structural racism have forced a long overdue reckoning for many in academia with respect to the structures of power and oppression that shape research while also posing practical challenges for carrying out research physically in "the field." In this participatory and collaboratory workshop, we will engage with the framework of "solidarity as method" for its political potential in pushing back against oppressive regimes of knowledge production that subscribe to the fallacy of objective, apolitical research and preclude variations of the scholar-activist/activist-scholar.
This event will be on Zoom. Please access the registration page by using the link below.