Event title: Threads, Trends and Threats: Exhibition of a Collective Research-Creation Project of Textile Art
Date & time: multiple_dates
Multiple dates: 25/04/2013 From 17:00 to 19:00 hrs.
Event description: This project, made with the collaboration
of 20 women from Canada and Mexico, explores the way in which our
personal and cultural identities are constantly affected by gender
stereotypes. Here we are offering a creative way to
explore, question and resist these feminine roles socially imposed to
us. More than denying tradition, we are reinventing it, to generate new
understandings of what does it mean to be a wife, a mother, and a female
Location: OFF_CAMPUS; Venu Maison de la Culture de Notre-Dame-de-Grace [3755, rue Botrel, Montréal H4A 3G8]
Cost: Free of charge
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In this interactive presentation, Dr. Leavy
will explore why and how researchers are crossing disciplinary borders
in order to build research in new shapes. She will provide an overview
and discussion of transdisciplinary research, followed by a review of
arts-based research as one methodological genre in which we can enact
transdisciplinarity. Topics covered will include: the need for
transdisciplinarity to address problems of import, meet ethical demands
and make research publicly accessible; how transdisciplinarity differs
from other approaches to research; the major methodological principles
of transdisciplinary research design; presenting and distributing
research findings; evaluation criteria and challenges of doing this
Patricia Leavy is an independent scholar and
novelist, formerly associate professor and chairperson of the Sociology
& Criminology Dept. and the founding director of the Gender Studies
Program at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. She has published more
than a dozen books including the nonfiction books Fiction as Research Practice (Left Coast Press, 2013); Essentials of Transdisciplinary Research (Left Coast Press, 2011); and Method Meets Art (Guilford Press, 2009) as well as the research-informed novels American Circumstance (Sense Publishers, June 2013) and Low-Fat Love (Sense Publishers, 2011). She is the editor for four book series: Understanding Qualitative Research (Oxford University Press); Social Fictions (Sense Publishers); Teaching Gender (Sense Publishers); and Teaching Race & Ethnicity (Sense Publishers). She was named the Sociologist of the Year 2010 by the New England Sociological Association.
Admission is free. Open to the public
For additional information, please contact: Shannon Hebblethwaite
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