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Feminist Methodologies

A typewriter with a sheet of paper displaying the text 'FEMINISM'.

This post is part of a series profiling recent pieces in a special methodology edition of the Journal of Law and Society.

Episode Description

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to DPhil student Ellie Whittingdale (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford) about feminist methodologies, and her upcoming paper for a special edition on methodology in the Journal of Law and Society. 

Produced by Linda Mulcahy and Urania Chiu.

Readings on Feminist Methodologies Recommended by Ellie Whittingdale

Anderson, K. et al. (1987). ‘Beginning Where We Are: Feminist Methodology in Oral History’. 15 The Oral History Review 103.

Deutsch, N. (2004). ‘Positionality and the Pen: Reflections on the Process of Becoming a Feminist Researcher and Writer’. 10(6) Qualitative Inquiry 885.

Letherby, G. (2003). Feminist Research in Theory and Practice (Open University Press).

Whittingdale, E. (2021). ‘Becoming a Feminist Methodologist while Researching Sexual Violence Support Services’. 2021 Journal of Law and Society 1.

About the Speaker

A photo of Ellie Whittingdale, Lead Editor of Frontiers

Ellie Whittingdale

DPhil student, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Ellie is a third year DPhil at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford and Lead Editor of Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies. Ellie’s research looks at how narratives about sexual violence are constructed in sexual violence support services. She is passionate about Socio-Legal theory, feminist methodologies, gender and sexuality studies, and access to justice.

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