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Alternative Knowledge Making: Workshop
Thu, 27 April 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
This free workshop provides a space for researchers and students who are interested in developing methodological skills through films, role plays and class exercises. We welcome those who are conducting all forms of qualitative research and interpretive analysis for their dissertations and thesis projects.
Presented by Petula Sik Ying Ho, Professor in the Department of Social Work & Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong, this workshop will demonstrate how we can engage in the making of alternative knowledge through innovative methodologies leading to epistemological reconstruction and global cognitive justice (Santos, 2014). Petula’s work shows how we can achieve a more just and equal relationship among different kinds of knowledge leading to a new epistemology that does not grant a priori supremacy to scientific knowledge produced in the North with its colonialist, imperialist, racist and sexist assumptions (Santos, 2014, Bhambra, 2015).
In this endeavor, Petula has combined conventional with innovative and creative forms of knowledge production and exchange. She adopts what is known as “scholARTistry” (Neilsen, 2005) – hybrid practices combining tools used in the literary, visual, and/or performing arts with methods used by social scientists, in order to understand the lived experience of research participants.
A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP!
This workshop is co-sponsored by The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) and St. John's College.
Petula Sik Ying Ho is Professor in the Department of Social Work & Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong. Her main research and teaching interests are in the area of homosexuality, gender and sexuality issues. Her recent work include, Love and Desire in Hong Kong, co-edited with Ka Tat Tsang. It is published in English and Chinese by Hong Kong University Press and China Social Science Press in 2012. She is also author of I am Ho Sik Ying, 55 years old (2013), Everyday Life in the Age of Resistance (2015), and co-author of Umbrella Politics Quartet (2015). Her current projects include using documentary films to explore the integration of arts and scholarship. They include: 22 Springs: The Invincible; The “Kong-lo” Chronicles and The Umbrella Movement: A Collaborative Focus group Analysis”. Her recent projects can be found at http://sikyingho.socialwork.hku.hk/.