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GEN4 Feminist methodology and research design - Lectures + readings + independent work 5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Gender Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is familiar with the most influential approaches in feminist research. The students learn to understand the interconnectedness of epistemology, methodology and research design. The course prepares students to make well grounded choices in their Master's thesis. Students will write Master's thesis research proposals during the course.

General description

The course focuses on methodological questions in feminist research. It comprises an overview of some of the most influential research approaches, which include intersectionality, standpoint theories, affectivities, postcoloniality, gendered practices and new materialisms. Furthermore, the course explores the relationships between different methods (such as discourse analysis, ethnography, close reading, historical research) to questions of knowledge production.

1. Lectures, related readings and independent work (5 ECTS) 9.1.-13.3. Tuesdays at 13-15 Linna K103

9.1. Salla Tuori: Feminist methodology and research process
16.1. Marianne Liljeström: Is all feminist research autoethnographical?
23.1. Gabriele Griffin: Interviewing as feminist research practice
30.1. Katariina Kyrölä: Working with affect and representation
6.2. Lotta Palmgren: Creative writing in feminist research
13.2. Magdalena Kmak: Knowledge production and research methods in human rights
20.2. Kaisa Ilmonen: What is intersectionality?
27.2. Faith Mkwesha: Decolonial research methodology
6.3. Katve-Kaisa Kontturi: Feminist new materialisms

2. Seminars, readings and independent work (5 ECTS), only for master level students, first meeting on Tue 9.1. at 15-16 Linna 5038

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Katariina Kyrölä, Teacher responsible
Hanna Ojala, Contact person


9-Jan-2018 – 13-Mar-2018
Lectures 20 hours
Tue 9-Jan-2018 - 13-Mar-2018 weekly at 13.15-15.00, Linna K103
GEN4 seminar
Tue 9-Jan-2018 at 15.00-16.00, Linna 5038, Other times upon agreement


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

1. The Lectures will be broadcasted from Åbo Akademi on Tuesdays at 13-15, from 9.1.2018 to March 13 Linna K103.

--Electronic enrollment, max 25 students from Tampere; Background in Gender Studies required (ie. the basic course and one intermediary level course)

2. The seminar starts on Jan the 9th at 15-16. Other times upon agreement. Teacher: Hanna Ojala

-- Seminars only for Master level students.