ROUNDTABLE: SOCIALLY ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP IN POLITICAL SCIENCE: APPROACHES FROM FEMINIST AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES

Canadian Political Science Association (Congress 2017)

Date: May 31, 2017 | Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm | Location: Ryerson – POD-370 (Podium Building)

Chair/Présidente: Ethel Tungohan (York University)

Participants & Authors/Auteurs:
Ethel Tungohan (York University)
Leah Levac (University of Guelph)
Chelsea Gabel (McMaster University)
Candace Johnson (University of Guelph)
Tammy Findlay (Mount Saint Vincent University)
Sarah Marie Wiebe (Univerisity of Victoria)

The goal of this roundtable is to critically assess theories and practices of socially-engaged research in political science – particularly in feminist and Indigenous studies. Roundtable participants will address whether and how they use feminist praxis and/or Indigenous methodologies when pursuing research projects with different communities, the linkages between theory and practice, the ‘practical’ application of these principles, and whether and how academics, community members, advocates, and policymakers can collaborate to pursue mutually-beneficial research projects that can be used to advance academic theories, improve policies, and promote social good. Roundtable participants, who represent a range of fields and research focuses, will also reflect on the ‘future’ of political science and on the possibility of using socially-engaged research within the discipline.