Going Beyond Academia: The Challenges of Engaged Research
On 5 June 2015, about 50 critical scholars coming from different cities across the UK gathered at The University of Nottingham for the workshop, "Going Beyond Academia: The Challenges of Engaged Research".
This event, hosted by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) was designed to be an opportunity for scholars involved in social justice and critical research to share their experiences and engage in a collaborative dialogue with other scholars and activists. The aim of this workshop was to learn from each other by reflecting together on ethics and spaces of knowledge production as well as through collective thinking about concrete ideas, methodologies and methods that are useful to social movements and progressive struggles.
The workshop was built around three main themes:
- The Politics of Knowledge Production and the Contested Field of Academia
- Methodological Challenges in Engaged Research
- The Researcher's Political Engagement and concrete contributions to Struggles for Social Justice
These dimensions were discussed collectively in small groups and the reflections that came out were shared with the broader group during the plenary session.
For more details about the reflections emerged during the event, see Professor Andreas Bieler's blog post about the workshop.
See the programme of the event
Download the workshop report