Collaborative and Community-Engaged Research

To ethically and effectively examine race, gender, and other marginalizations, it becomes necessary to seek out radical subaltern approaches that challenge the power relations and epistemologies inherent in these research processes. This research group intends to reverse this narrative and practice by supporting a diverse group of researchers and practitioners who are trying to explore the liberatory potential of alternative methodologies.  Through shared readings and discussion, we intend to learn about the history, theories, methodologies, and methods of collaborative and community-based research, such as liberatory forms of participatory action research (PAR) and community-based action research (CBPR). From this collaboration we hope to create a hub of shared resources and begin to build more institutional connections between UC Berkeley and other spaces that are doing this kind of work.