Who are the Experts? Co-Research with workers and communities - Masterclass at the CLaSP London

Please join us for a Masterclass on Co-researching methods with workers and communities with Dario Azzellini, Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico. The masterclass will be held on the 13th of June between 3.00 to 5.00 pm in Queens QB-213, in Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London.

Co-research, action research, participatory research and several more terms refer to research in which the researcher engages supposedly with some kind of collective knowledge production. But what is what, and what makes sense for whom? How can they be intertwined with methods as observation and fieldnotes, oral history, interviews (individual and focus group), and visual methods? Furthermore, there are several issues that I would like to consider and we as researchers should hold as constant questions throughout all of our work and discussions. These issues are those of class, “race,” gender relations, power, position, subjectivity and ethics. Methods are inherently relational and, as such, they are produced through and embedded in hierarchies of class, race, gender, ethnicity and nationality that should be reflexively addressed, though they can never be “resolved.” These hierarchies will produce tensions, and how you deal with those tensions will define your work. I will be giving insights from my experience with participatory research.



Queens QB-213, Mile End Campus | 327 Mile End Road | London, England, E1 4NS | United Kingdom