The Collective for Gender+1 in Research was started in 2019 with the intention of providing a learning space for both emerging and established scholars, and community-based researchers, to ground their work in gender+ considerations. Engaging with various definitions of ‘gender+’, the Collective broadly understands our work as promoting a community for rich dialogue in which gender and other identity intersections (including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexuality, and ability) are considered when conducting community-engaged research. Through organizing seminar / discussion events, the Collective seeks to provide a space in which researchers from various faculties and community research organizations can speak to graduate students and faculty at UBC about their work – how it addresses gender+ issues from project inception to knowledge dissemination; how other researchers can begin to engage with gender+ understandings in their own work; and what kinds of gender+-sensitive questions researchers can ask themselves as they design their research programs.
Join them at their next event on March 20th with Christine D’Onofrio (RSVP here), a visual artist and educator who will speak to the incorporation of gender+ in her work.
1 By gender+, we refer to work conducted by María Bustelo; we also acknowledge Black feminist scholars Patricia Hill Collins and Kimberlé Crenshaw who contributed towards a theory of intersectionality as an analytical tool.