The ethics and politics of research-creation with diverse publics

Presenter: Stephanie Springgay, University of Toronto

Thu., 14 March 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Feminist scholars argue that we need research practices that break with ableist, racist, extractive, and settler colonial logics, and instead focus on ones that are situated, relational, and accountable. As such researchers are urgently turning to new ways of doing research and taking action, including research-creation practices that are responsive to the needs of communities and stewardship. This talk will emphasize the importance of queer feminist, anti-racist, and anti-colonial frameworks influenced by feminist new materialisms, affect theory, and queer theory. To contextualize these situated ways of doing research a number of exemplifications with diverse publics will be shared.

Stephanie Springgay
 is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She is a leading scholar of research-creation with a focus on walking, affect, queer theory, and contemporary art as pedagogy. Her SSHRC-funded research-creation projects include: WalkingLab ( and The Pedagogical Impulse ( She has published widely on contemporary art, curriculum studies, and qualitative research methodologies

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