Jennifer Douglas on Friendship and Compassion in Research

Friday October 15th, 1:00pm ET.

Dr. Jennifer Douglas is Assistant Professor in the University of British Columbia’s iSchool.

In this reading, Jennifer will focus on ethical questions related to doing research in archival studies. The article she will read from will be published in an upcoming special issue of Australian Feminist Studies on feminist research ethics. In her article, Jennifer reflects on efforts to centre friendship and compassion in research that is highly personal and intimate, as well as on the ways that friendship and compassion, as research values, can sit in tension with more procedural ethics approval processes, as for example with university research ethics boards. Drawing on examples from research – and friendships – in online support communities, with archival donors, and with archives creators, Jennifer will advocate for research from the heart. 
Register in advance for this meeting: registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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