Cabinet
of Feminist Research
An open conference on how to do research in a feminist way on May 16 and June 13.
Moderator - Marina Israilova (St. Petersburg)
Feminist reflection of the methodologies of various sciences (sociology, anthropology, research of science and technology, etc.) is associated with challenging the neutrality of the researchers' position and the objectivity of scientific knowledge.

Refusing the image of the researcher as a registrar of objective data, feminist, gender and queer theories offer their own epistemology and methodology. In this vast field there is room for questions about the ethics of fieldwork and data representation, the problematization of attitudes toward subject-object relations in the process of knowledge production, and reflection on the position of the researcher.
16.05 at 17.00
(Minsk, Kiev, Moscow)
The first gathering of the cabinet of feminist research will take place on 16.05 at 17.00 (Minsk, Kiev, Moscow). It will be devoted to the epistemological foundations of feminist research, as well as field work methodologies.
The conference will be broadcasted.
Impulses
- Some approaches to feminist epistemology
Alla Mitrofanova - philosopher, researcher, one of the creators of the Cyberfeminist International

- Feminist ethics in field work
Anna Tyomkina - sociologist, researcher, professor at the European University (St. Petersburg)
Vanya Solovey - gender researcher, graduate student of the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt University (Berlin)

- Engaged research, researcher as an activist
Nastya Dmitrievskaya - artist, manager and independent researcher, co-founder of the media-activist association Ice Cream Cafe

- Participatory research: an example of a study of sex work in St. Petersburg
Alexander Kondakov - sociologist, researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute (Helsinki) and Center for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities (Dublin)

- Feminist and decolonial: what does the infrastructural perspective give us?
Cooperative of Distributed Consciousness is a research association created by Anna Engelhardt and Sasha Shestakova. The main interests of the cooperative are colonialism in the so-called post-Soviet space, as well as critical approaches to infrastructures and logistics

- Feminist political geography
Irina Shirobokova - sociologist, political geographer, junior researcher at the Center for Independent Sociological Research (St. Petersburg)

- Reparative reading or searching for female agency in the archives
Sasha Talaver is a graduate student at the Faculty of Gender Studies of the Central European University (Budapest), writing a dissertation on the participation of the Committee of Soviet Women in post-war gender policy

- Auto-ethnography: at the intersection of anthropology, performance studies and queer theory
Marina Israilova - independent researcher, critic, curator (St. Petersburg)

June 13th
The second meeting on June 13 will be devoted to data representation methods and feminist writing.

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