The Gender and Sexualities Research Centre

City, University of London

Feminist Digital Ethnography roundtable

On the 25th January, we welcomed our fantastic speakers Francesca Sobande, Ingrid Brudvig, and Zoƫ Glatt for a roundtable event on Feminist Digital Ethnography as part of our Advanced Feminist Methods and Skills series. Here, timely and urgent questions were raised around the ethics and challenges of conducting feminist research online. Such questions included examining the nuance of feminist research concerns for reflexivity, power relations, and representation within online spaces; the ways in which we can cultivate ethical approaches that prioritise care, community and collectiveness; and critically considering the power structures that are reproduced within a digital landscape. These issues felt particularly pertinent in times of Covid-19 where the majority of our daily lives take place online, not to mention the fact that many of us as reseachers are now adjusting our research methods to the virtual realm. We would like to thank our speakers and attendees again for such interesting and productive contributions.

Our speaker, Ingrid Brudvig wrote up her presentation and expanding on the event’s reflections further in an article here.

sbrp126 • March 11, 2021

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