HCRI Research Series: 10 Years of HCRI
|Starts:||16:00 20 Nov 2018|
|Ends:||18:00 20 Nov 2018|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr. Jenna De Murray Lopez, Dr. Rubina Jasani, WAST|
HCRI celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a rich programme of events. Join us for our research seminar series featuring current and alumni colleagues, and current and alumni postgraduate research students.
Title: Women Asylum Seekers Together: Capacity Building and Collaborative Research with Socially Marginalised Women in the UK.
Seminar 4 in our research series will be delivered by Dr. Rubina Jassani, Dr. Jenna Murray De Lopez, Yamusu Nyang and Peer Researchers from WAST.
This is a project that grew from a shared frustration of conversations in anthropology about the ethics of ethnography and representation. We so often debate about how better to write or include the ‘voice’ of the people we research with, yet we do not do very well at examining how our methods of data collection work to erase this ‘voice’. In taking a combined pedagogy of ethnographic practice and WAST activism we set out on a project to develop a method of collaborative ethnography based upon empowerment and equity in knowledge exchange. We have worked so far for 12 months focussing on how research can be reimagined from the periphery of academia, activism and community. This seminar discusses our experience of Participatory Ethnographic Evaluation Research approach as anthropology as activism, what we have learnt and in which direction we intend to move.
For more information about the Institute, our anniversary, events, and more, visit: https://www.hcri.manchester.ac.uk/about/10-years-hcri/
Dr. Jenna De Murray Lopez
Role: Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies
Biography: Jenna has an MA and PHD in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester. Her doctoral research focussed on political economy and maternal health and identity in Chiapas, Mexico. She has a professional background in Reproductive and Sexual Health promotion and HIV prevention in both the UK and Mexico. Jenna worked previously as a lecturer in Social Work and Social Policy and she joined HCRI in 2016 as a lecturer in Humanitarian Studies (Global Health/Medical Humanitarian Aid). Her research interests are family life, intimate relationships and life-course in societies affected by violence and/or conflict. Her research region is principally, though not exclusive to Latin America.
Dr. Rubina Jasani
Role: Lecturer in Humanitarian & Conflict Response
Biography: Rubina's area of interest are anthropology of violence and reconstruction, medical anthropology with special focus on social suffering and mental illness, and the study of lived Islam in South Asia and the UK. Her doctoral work examined moral and material 'reconstruction' of life after an episode of ethnic violence in Gujarat, Western Indian in 2002.
Biography: WAST Manchester is a registered charity run by and for female asylum seekers who act to raise awareness of issues affecting destitute migrants in the UK through campaigning and public speaking.
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