Researching activism, research as activism

24.06.2014 16:00 - 20:00
Time: Tuesday, June 24th 16-18 o’clock panel discussion and 18-20 o’clock round table for researchers and research activists.

Venue: Kirjasto Kymppi Library, Elielinaukio 2 G. The venue is accessible with wheelchair. The panel discussion is open for all and it is free of charge. The discussion will be in English, but you are welcome to ask questions in Finnish too.

Researchers interested in LGBTIQ communities and lives often meet challenging methodological and ethical questions. As researchers often are themselves members of the communities they study, many struggle with questions of closeness and distance, as well as their urge to advance social justice and LGBTIQ rights with their research. In this panel discussion, researchers Melanie Judge (University of Western Cape, South Africa), Jukka Lehtonen (Hanken School of Economics), Sade Kondelin (University of Turku) and Riikka Taavetti (Finnish Youth Research Society) talk about their recent studies and discuss questions concerning methods, research ethics and successfully combining research with activism. Researcher Tuula Juvonen will be leading the discussion. After the panel discussion there will be a round table discussion for researchers and those interested in research activism.

Organizers: Finnish Youth Research Society and Department of Management and  
Organisation, Hanken School of Economics.