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Feminist Methodologies

Experiments, Collaborations and Reflections

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Offers valuable tools for feminist research as a continuous praxis

  • Gives insights into feminist methodologies

  • Reveals how the authors navigate theory and practice

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access.

Part of the book series: Gender, Development and Social Change (GDSC)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction: Feminism as Method—Navigating Theory and Practice

    • Constance Dupuis, Wendy Harcourt, Jacqueline Gaybor, Karijn van den Berg
    Pages 1-20Open Access
  3. Senses of Discomfort: Negotiating Feminist Methods, Theory and Identity

    • Karijn van den Berg, Leila Rezvani
    Pages 21-45Open Access
  4. Of Apps and the Menstrual Cycle: A Journey into Self-Tracking

    • Jacqueline Gaybor
    Pages 65-82Open Access
  5. Embodying Cyberspace: Making the Personal Political in Digital Places

    • Wendy Harcourt, Ximena Argüello Calle
    Pages 83-112Open Access
  6. Interconnected Experiences: Embodying Feminist Research with Social Movements

    • Daniela Flores Golfín, Tamara Rusansky, Fleur Zantvoort
    Pages 211-235Open Access
  7. Feminist Storytellers Imagining New Stories to Tell

    • Rosa de Nooijer, Lillian Sol Cueva
    Pages 237-255Open Access
  8. A Fieldwork Story Told Through Knitting

    • Mahardhika Sjamsoe’oed Sadjad
    Pages 257-271Open Access
  9. Scarheart: Research as Healing

    • Emily R. O’Hara
    Pages 273-291Open Access
  10. Epilogue: Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning

    • Karijn van den Berg, Constance Dupuis, Jacqueline Gaybor, Wendy Harcourt
    Pages 293-296Open Access

About this book

This open access book gives insights into feminist methodologies in theory and practice. By foregrounding the experiential and embodied nature of doing feminist research, this book offers valuable tools for feminist research as a continuous praxis. Emerging from a rich collective learning process, the collection offers in-depth reflections on how feminists shape research questions, understand positionality, share research results beyond academe and produce feminist intersectional knowledges. This book reveals how the authors navigate theory and practice, candidly exploring the difficulty of producing knowledge on the edge of academia and activism. From different points of view, places and disciplinary positions, artistic and creative experiments and collaborations, the book provides a multi-layered analysis. This book will be a valuable resource and asset to early career researchers and interdisciplinary feminist students who can learn more about the doing of feminist research from realistic, accessible, and practical methodological tools and knowledge.


  • feminist
  • development studies
  • methodology
  • feminist methodologies
  • Gender studies
  • social movements
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague, The Netherlands

    Wendy Harcourt, Constance Dupuis

  • University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Karijn van den Berg

  • Rutgers Kenniscentrum Seksualiteit, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Jacqueline Gaybor

About the editors

Wendy Harcourt is Professor of Gender, Diversity and Sustainable Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is Coordinator of the WEGO-ITN “Well-being, Ecology, Gender and Community” - Innovation Training Network and Series Editor of the Palgrave series on Gender, Development and Social Change. She has written widely on gender and development, post-development, body politics and feminist political ecology. 

Karijn van den Berg  is an independent feminist researcher who brings together environmental politics, feminism, activism and relations of power in her academic and political work, and strives to connect theory, practice and political organising.  

Constance Dupuis is a researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, funded by the WEGO-ITN “Well-being, Ecology, Gender and Community” - Innovation Training Network. Her work focuses on ageing and intergenerational wellbeing from decolonial and feminist political ecology perspectives. 

Jacqueline Gaybor is a Senior Technical Advisor at Rutgers - a Dutch centre of expertise on sexual reproductive health and rights and she is a Lecturer at the Erasmus University College, of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.


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Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)