Workshop: Researching sensitive topics and accessing hard to reach communities

Workshop: Researching sensitive topics and accessing hard to reach communities

Researching sensitive topics and accessing hard to reach communities, Workshop

 

Professor Barbara Perry 

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick
 
Date: May 23rd
Venue: C1079
Time: 10am-12pm
 
Format:
The Workshop will begin with an opening address from Prof. Perry discussing ethical and methodological considerations and practical strategies in researching sensitive topics and accessing hard to reach groups, illustrated using examples her own research with LGB and T communities, the first peoples of North America, and on topics such as hate crime and racism. The address will be followed by a question and answer format in which participants are encouraged to introduce questions related to addressing sensitive topics and access issues in their own research projects.
 
FeeFree. To register your interest contact amanda.haynes@ul.ie
 
Bio:
Dr. Barbara Perry is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities and renowned authors on Hate Crime. Excited by her ability to challenge the status quo and traditional ways of thinking about the justice system, Dr. Perry has studied hate crime for more than 20 years. What drew her in was the enormous opportunity to fill the many gaps in the system; dealing with victims and their experiences; then sharing their stories to create broader awareness. She is passionate about giving victims a voice and deeply committed to bringing people in marginalized communities back into the fold so that they can realize full citizenship. Her pursuit of social justice stems from her desire to have a more critical perspective. Throughout her esteemed career, Dr. Perry has received numerous teaching and research awards for her work including the 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award from Auckland University in New Zealand. In 2012, she was appointed Honorary Fellow in the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom; and she was awarded the American Society of Criminology’s 2007 Critical Criminologist of the Year. Prof. Perry has expertise in right wing extremism, white supremacist movements, Islamophobia, anti-LGBT hate crime, and racism against indigenous peoples. She is one of the producers of Courage in the Face of Hate https://vimeo.com/40469380 a documentary on the human impact of hate crimes, violence and bullying against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and two-spirited Canadians.