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May 2022

Wed 18

This workshop will be a critical and reflexive space to consider, both individually and collectively, how we can integrate and operationalise insights from a range of decolonial theory and critical social theory into our everyday research practice.

The workshop has been devised and will be run by Isabelle Higgins, a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of Cambridge.

Please see the website for further information: https://ppd4phd.com/critical-methods-in-practice/

This is the first in our peer-led workshops within the doctoral training programme - we welcome any PhD students who would like to provide a workshop in Michaelmas Term 2022.

Fri 20
Resilience and Resistance new [Places] 12:15 - 13:30

Note: This will start at 12.15pm and not 12pm as originally advertised

In this final event we will work with some strategies that help us a) consider what harm means (this requires some individual reflexivity) b) what might work for us as individuals if we feel we are harmed in the research process and c) developing a plan of action. Doing this before we experience harm delivers more control and efficacy.

This event won’t though, focus only on resilience and individual power. Time will be taken to consider structural barriers to being and doing. We will consider the role of resistance and what is required to remove barriers. We will consider the role of allies, of tenured and senior colleagues, and of peers in providing safe and nurturing conditions in which we can all flourish.

The live discussion could go in a number of different directions: we can take time to think about well-being or we could work at a more political level creating a manifesto for change. I’m keen that control of the narrative lies with you.

A pre-session exercise will be introduced in a pre-recorded lecture and available for completion after the event.

Further information: https://ppd4phd.com/emotional-aspects-of-research/

June 2022

Wed 1
Imposter Syndrome new [Places] 12:00 - 13:30

Details for this session can be found on the programme website https://ppd4phd.com/imposter-syndrome/

Fri 10
The Reflexive Researcher new [Places] 12:00 - 13:30

Dr Pallawi Sinha focuses on reflection in research. By sharing some of her own experiences working with some of the most vulnerable communities in India, Dr Sinha explains how central reflexivity is in research. The workshop considers how deeply invested we each are in our research questions and the very individual ‘toolkits’ we bring to our research, grounded in our life histories, to build understanding of how reflection and researcher-reflexivity confront and overcome incongruities, disparities and barriers that underscore research.

Dr Pallawi Sinha will deliver a 45 minute seminar for all students. There will then be an opportunity for a 30 minute group session at which we invite students who wish to engage and actively participate.