HP112 - Transformative methodologies for social justice
Convened by Karin Astrid Siegmann, Sanchita Bakshi, Brenda J. Rodríguez Cortés and Chitrakshi Vashisht (all from International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), the Netherlands)
Development studies has been characterised by a strong and explicit commitment to social justice. This ethical commitment contrasts, however, with the criticism that the way in which development research is often conducted, in fact, reinforces injustices. This motivates a quest for methodologies that are organised in ways that embody progressive social change in the research process already. For this panel, we therefore invite empirical and conceptual contributions rooted in diverse geographies and epistemologies which engage with the question of how to put transformation centre-stage in approaches to development research.