IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Participatory activist research: Reflexivity, transparency and accountability

01 June 2022, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Large crowd of people protesting, holding placards. Kester Muller/Pexels.

Join this event to hear Professor Jenny Pickerill explore what it means to become intimately involved in activist projects as an academic researcher.

This event is free.

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Nicole Brown

After briefly outlining what participatory activist research is, Jenny will explore what it means to become intimately involved in activist projects as an academic researcher. 

Jenny will also reflect on the need for transparency, accountability and a pragmatism in navigating the multiple demands of a neo-liberal academy, activist temporalities, and personal emotions and politics in her work in community environmentalism.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in practice as research, practitioner research, activist researchers and geography

Practice as research seminar series

The seminar is part of this series. The series aims to bring together the many different strands of practice-led/based research across all disciplines so as to not be limited by disciplinary conventions, but instead to benefit from cross-disciplinary fertilisation.  

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About the Speaker

Professor Jenny Pickerill

Professor of Environmental Geography and Head of Department of Geography at The University of Sheffield

Her research focuses on inspiring grassroots solutions to environmental problems and in hopeful and positive ways in which we can change social practices. She has published 3 books (Cyberprotest; Anti-war Activism; Eco-Homes) and over 30 articles on themes around eco-housing, eco-communities, social justice and environmentalism. She is currently completing her book Eco-communities: Living Together Differently.