GEOG 804/ANTH 898: Decolonizing Methodologies
Spring 2024: Thursdays, 3:30-6:00pm with Dr. Gabriela Valdivia & Dr. Patricia McAnany
Decolonizing Methodologies is the core required course for UNC’s Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research. The course uses readings, discussion, and workshop techniques to critically engage political and epistemological questions related to knowledge production, to explore the promise of participatory methodologies, and to introduce the politics, problems, and practice of engaged research. The commitment to democratizing research and the importance of respect for the knowledge, understandings and values of the community are emphasized throughout the course. Different means of ensuring community input into the steps of the research, and of increasing the value of the research for the community will be explored. Students will spend the final portion of the class developing and workshopping their own participatory research projects.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS COURSE: