Social Justice in Research
Is your research serving a social justice agenda? Does postgraduate research serve a public good? These are some of the questions this interactive video raises. Inserts from various supervisors and postgraduate scholars are interspersed with 3 minute tasks which the viewer is asked to complete on their own or in discussion with others.
The video challenges us to focus on the extent to which the university is a space of flourishing and personal growth or is experienced as alienating and exclusionary. This broader focus then narrows down to questions of how our research might contribute to goals beyond our own attaining of a qualification so that it contributes to broader concerns of knowledge development and social justice.
Who might find this useful?
This 20-minute video can be used as a self-study material or as part of a workshop. Its aim is not to teach about social justice in research but rather to stimulate discussion about the relationship between research and social justice. There are opportunities for the viewer to engage with critical questions so have a pen and paper ready!
Explore these additional resources
- Henry A. Giroux – Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/19654-public-intellectuals-against-the-neoliberal-university
- Decolonising knowledge – Dr. Shose Kessi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ammCLylRjfQ
- Unmasking the doctorate – University World News, 21 April 2017 http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017042113152878
- Inaugural Lecture – Professor Sioux Mckenna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O-HBvqjTIs