Workshops -"Queer Methodologies and the Politics of Creative Practice"

Together with the Department of English, Dr Melanie Richter-Montpetit is organising a series of workshops for students to consider how we can study gender, sexuality and queerness.

Dr Melanie Richter-Montpetit together with Dr Alice Honor Gavin (Department of English) received funding from the Faculty of Social Sciences for a series of learning and teaching workshops titled "Queer Methodologies and the Politics of Creative Practice." The workshops will offer a forum for undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff from both departments to reflect on the teaching, research and theorizing of gender, sexuality and queerness.

While the study of gender as a central dimension of political power is well-established across all sub-fields of Political Science, the discipline has taken up a sustained engagement with questions of sexuality and queerness only more recently. The two-hour workshops will engage undergraduate and postgraduate students of all levels with existing research cultures on sexuality and gender in their respective disciplines while simultaneously bringing these cultures into productive confrontation and collaboration across disciplinary divides. By providing the opportunity for sustained engagement throughout the Spring semester, the project is expected to foster lasting exchange and collaborations across the Faculties of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences.

Poster for Workshops

Each two-hour workshops will engage participants with existing research cultures in their respective disciplines while simultaneously bringing these cultures into productive confrontation and collaboration across disciplinary divides. Students and staff attending the workshops will then have the opportunity to publish reflection pieces in an edited collection on ‘Queer Methodologies and the Politics of Creative Practice.’

To sign up, please email Dr Richter-Montpetit on m.richter-montpetit@sheffield.ac.uk.

Key Information

Workshop 1
Friday 22nd April, Diamond 205

Workshop 2
Friday 13th May, 3pm-5pm, Jessop West Seminar Room 116

Workshop 3
Thursday 19th May, 12pm-2pm, Information Comms Classroom 1.26

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