CANCELLED: Writing Against Othering

8 June 2020, 12:00 - 14:00

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

This session has been cancelled due to the lockdown. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


This reading group session will explore strategies for facilitating the sensitive and ethical inclusion and representation of “vulnerable” individuals in articles, books and conference presentations. Questions will include:

  • What are our responsibilities as ethical researchers during the writing and dissemination process? 
  • Why is ‘othering’ an issue in research and how does it relate to ‘power’?
  • What approaches can we use to resist othering and thereby improve our representations of “vulnerable” research participants? What are the limitations of these approaches?


Krumer-Nevo, M. and Sidi, M., 2012. Writing against othering. Qualitative inquiry, 18(4), pp.299-309.

Fine, Michelle, Lois Weist, Susan Weseen, and Loonrnun Wong. 2003 ‘For Whom? Qualitative Research, Representations, and Social Responsibilities’. In N.K. Denzin & Y.S. Lincoln (Eds.) The landscape of qualitative research (2nd ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp.167-207.

Please feel free to bring your own writing for discussion.

Open to all. No registration required.
An event organised by Critical Approaches to 'Vulnerability' in Empirical Research (CAVER) Network.
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